To no one’s surprise, bicycle accidents can be serious. If you or a loved one were injured, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm to speak with a skilled Houston auto accident lawyer.
How can a bicycle accident occur in Texas?
There are a number of different ways that bicycle accidents can occur. Some of the more common causes of bicycle accidents are unsafe road conditions, such as debris left on the road or negligent signage, inclement weather conditions, such as snow, ice, or rain, and, of course, driver and cyclist negligence. While any one of these factors can result in a serious bicycle accident, bicycle accidents are usually a result of negligence. Some of the most common causes of driver negligence that lead to bicycle accidents include the following:
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while fatigued
- Following cyclists too closely
- Trying to overtake cyclists
- Opening car doors, striking oncoming cyclists
- Failing to notice cyclists at night
- Unsafely changing lanes
- Turning without looking
- Failing to yield
- Ignoring traffic lights or signs
If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of any of the above-mentioned issues, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. Our legal team is committed to ensuring that you obtain the compensation you need to heal and move forward.
What steps should I take after a bicycle accident due to another’s negligence?
If you are encountering the horrible effects of a bicycle accident injury in Texas, it is important that you do not wait to begin thinking about your legal options. In Florida, all personal injury claims must be brought within four years of the date of the accident. Another requirement in a personal injury case is that the burden of proof must be met. This implies that you, the injured party, are instructed to demonstrate that the person who hit you was behaving negligently and that this negligence caused the bicycle accident.
To achieve the burden of proof, you should obtain the driver’s insurance information, take pictures and videos of the accident and its aftermath, ask witnesses for their contact information and obtain a copy of all medical documents concerning your injuries. It is also in your best interest to hire the services of a skilled personal injury attorney who can use this evidence and more to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim.
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