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Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

Our Houston bicycle accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve

People in Houston and throughout Texas use their bicycles year-round. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a car accident that can leave a bicyclist seriously hurt. Injured bicyclists deserve financial compensation for their injuries. The bicycle accident lawyers at Smith & Hassler have been fighting for the injured in Houston since 1989.

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.

What causes bicycle accidents?

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.

Other common causes of bicycle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding and aggressive driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Failure to yield or adhere to traffic laws

What are the most common injuries in a bicycle accident?

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.

The most common bicycle accident injuries include:

  • Head injuries from minor concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries.
  • Skin abrasions caused by sliding across the pavement.
  • Broken bones in the arms, legs, or torso.
  • Facial injuries, including dental damage.
  • Strains, sprains, and dislocations.
  • Internal bleeding or organ damage.
  • Back and neck injuries.
  • Lacerations and contusions.

What is the average settlement for a bicycle accident?

Determining the average settlement for a bicycle accident can be challenging. There is no fixed amount and determine the value of your claim requires the help of an experienced attorney. However, the severity of your injuries and the circumstances surrounding your bicycle accident will significantly influence your settlement.

The attorneys at Smith & Hassler will determine the total damages you have suffered and demand compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages such as pain and suffering.

Do I need to hire an attorney for my bicycle accident claim?

You may not be sure if you need a lawyer or even if you have a case. But it’s important to know what your rights are. The attorneys at Smith & Hassler can review the details of your accident and go over your legal options. You can also get answers to your questions.

We 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.

Our attorneys know the tactics that insurance companies use. We help you fight back. Our legal team investigates your bicycle accident to get the facts. We gather evidence and carefully review accident reports and medical records. We interview witnesses and, if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

We build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously. Our firm is not interested in making quick deals with the insurance company to help them save money. We fight for the compensation you deserve after your bicycle accident and will only agree to a settlement that meets your needs.

When should I hire an attorney?

It’s in your best interests to get legal advice as soon as possible following your accident. In Texas, the statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of the crash. But over time, important evidence can get lost or even destroyed. Witnesses to the accident may forget important details.

It costs nothing to talk to us and there’s no obligation. If we do represent you, there are no upfront fees or other charges you need to pay. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means we pay all the costs to move your case forward through the justice system. You owe us nothing unless we recover financial compensation for you. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid.

If you were injured in a bicycle accident in Houston, you need experienced legal representation. Contact the bicycle attorneys at Smith & Hassler to schedule a free consultation. If you can’t make it to our office, we can meet at your home, hospital room or other location that is more convenient for you.

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Houston, TX 77008
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