The Best Bicycle Attorneys have Experience!
In Texas, cyclists must observe the same rules of the road as other vehicles. Even the most careful cyclist can get seriously injured in an instant. Some motorists have difficulty with bicyclists who share the roadway. A driver’s road rage could lead to a collision with the cyclist. In other cases, a cyclist may crash into a door if a driver is not looking while trying to exit the vehicle.
Bicyclists can be seriously hurt when hit by a car. That’s because they have no protection in a crash. Their bodies take the brunt of the impact and they can suffer severe, sometimes permanent injuries. After a crash, a bicyclist may require hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, and medication. Their medical expenses can add up very quickly.
Our attorneys know that motorists often look at bicycles as a nuisance and not a vehicle that requires their attention. Dismissing bicyclists and driving recklessly near them is negligence that could have serious consequences. We hold negligent drivers responsible and work to get injured bicyclists compensation for their injuries.
Recovering compensation can be a complicated process. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and won’t accept responsibility. Insurance companies try to limit your compensation to protect their profits. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or say that you were to blame for the accident.
What to do if you were hit while on a bicycle?
First off, make sure you gather their insurance information and call the police to file a police report. Failing to do that may make it impossible to track down the other drivers insurance information and may preclude you from being able to get compensation for your injuries.
Once you have that information, go to the emergency room. The emergency room doctors will be able to give you rapid testing to insure you do not have any immediate life threatening injuries. Once you are in a stable condition, you will be released from the emergency room. But stable does not mean healthy, being in a stable condition only means that you are not at an immediate risk of death or serious injury. You will always be expected to follow up with a doctor for further testing and treatment.
Bicyclists who are struck by other vehicles may sustain a variety of serious injuries, including broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and even death. With the popularity of cycling on the rise, motorists and bicyclists alike must be mindful of each other when sharing the road.
Lives can be changed in an instant when a car or other vehicle crashes into a bicycle. People can suffer very serious injuries and need to be taken to the hospital. Many victims aren’t sure what to do next. Our attorneys fight for the rights of injured cyclists.
A Fort Worth Accident Attorney can provide a full service experience in recovering from being hit by a motor vehicle.