Houston Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Call Robins Cloud LLP After a Bike Accident
Cyclists in Houston can count on Robins Cloud LLP for compassionate legal counsel after a bicycle accident. We are proud to stand up for the injured cyclists in our communities, especially when working on a difficult case that no other law firm could take. If you were in a bicycle accident that left you seriously injured, then please reach out to our firm as soon as possible. We offer free consultations to inquiring bicycle accident clients.
How Bicycle Accidents Happen
Cyclists are often blamed for bicycle accidents, but an investigation will usually reveal otherwise. Bicyclists know that they have to be careful on the road because a single accident can be life-changing for them. Motorists, on the other hand, often do not have the same regard for bicyclists because the threat of serious injury is noticeably less for them.
With an investigation handled by our Houston bicycle accident attorneys, it might be possible to prove that your accident was caused by the driver’s mistakes, not yours. We can use different types of evidence like dashcam footage, bicycle helmet footage, eyewitness statements, and police reports to build a strong case for you.
Two common causes of bicycle accidents in Houston are:
- Driver negligence: Motorists who are not paying attention to the traffic around them put everyone in danger, especially cyclists who have very little protection in an accident. Changing lanes, merging, and turning without checking mirrors and blind spots are highly risky around cyclists. Passing through red light intersections without coming to a complete stop also puts cyclists in extreme danger if they are using the crosswalk.
- Poor road designs: Cyclists often depend on smart bicycle lane designs in their cities to navigate the roads safely. Cities with busy rush hour traffic should pay even more attention to the design of bike lanes. Houston, however, has often been criticized for bicycle lanes that make it confusing for cyclists to follow and puts them in unreasonably dangerous situations with larger vehicles.
Serious Injuries in Bicycle Accident Claims
A cyclist should always wear a Department of Transportation-approved bicycle helmet to help prevent head injuries in an accident. Unfortunately, not too much beyond a helmet can be done to protect them from serious injuries, though. If a driver hits a cyclist, then there is a high chance that the cyclist will be badly injured, possibly permanently.
Catastrophic injuries suffered by cyclists in accidents can include:
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Spine injuries
- Bone fractures
- Permanent scarring
Do Cyclists Have to Use the Road in Texas?
In Texas, cyclists are expected to adhere to the same rules of the road as larger vehicles. When traveling without a bike lane, a bicyclist should therefore use the street, typically staying in the right-most lane when possible. Cyclists must also yield the right-of-way if it would help prevent an accident. Where there are bicycle lanes, cyclists can be expected or required to use them to reduce traffic congestion and the risk of a crash.
Our Houston bicycle accident lawyers can investigate your case to prove that you were following the rules of the road when the crash happened. The goal is to reduce your liability as much as possible, so you can get as much compensation as possible.
What Happens If a Cyclist is Partially at Fault?
Are you worried that you might have contributed to your bicycle accident? You could still have a valid claim for compensation. Let Robins Could LLP figure it out for you.
In Texas, the state’s modified comparative negligence statute allows you to demand compensation after an accident, even if you were partly at fault for it. The catch is that you can’t be more liable than the other party or parties. If your liability reaches or exceeds 51%, then your case will be in trouble. This is yet another reason why even defense attorneys will often advise claimants to work with attorneys while a claim is pending.
Seek Financial Compensation After a Bicycle Accident
You deserve to recover comfortably after being in a bicycle accident. Hand your case to Robins Cloud LLP, and you can do just that. Our Houston bicycle accident attorneys can work on all facets of your case from start to finish. We will act as if we are representing ourselves!
Contact us online to arrange a free consultation today.
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