Houston Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Bicycling is popular in Houston and throughout Texas. Cyclists ride on the streets of Houston every day, and like motorcyclists, are left venerable on the street. When involved in a crash, bicyclists are left with serious injuries. the Houston bicycle accident lawyers at Reich & Binstock fight for their rights.
Common Types of Bike Accidents in Houston
Side-swiping occurs when a motorists traveling the same direction as the cyclists hits them with the side of his or her car.
This occurs when a motorists opens the car door into the path of the cyclist, causing the cyclist to hit the door.
Left-hand turn impacts occur when a motorist making a turn fails to see the cyclist in the bike or crossing lanes.
Rear-end crashes occur when a distracted motorist hits a cyclist from behind.
Houston Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Houston bicycle accidents often result in serious injuries to the cyclist. Further, bicycle accidents that involve a cyclist being struck by a car or other vehicle can result in serious debilitating injuries and even death. In many of these situations, the accident is the result of some sort of negligence by the motorist.
What Causes Bicycle Accidents in Houston?
Houston bicycle accidents commonly occur at stoplights, right-hand turns and stop signs. The cause of these accidents is most commonly attributed to one or more of the following:
- right-of-way confusion
- distracted driving
- driving under the influence
- failure to yield or obey traffic signs
- ignoring traffic signs
- poor visibility
- careless or reckless driving
Driver Distraction Can Be Devastating For A Cyclist
In the modern age of cellphones and other gadgets, the use of which may increase the incidence of distracted driving, the roads may be more dangerous than ever for cyclists. A brief glance away from the road can cause a driver not to see a cyclist or not to have enough time to avoid a potential collision with an individual riding a bicycle.
What Does a Houston Bicycle Accident Settlement Include?
If you file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages that resulted from a bicycle accident in Houston, your compensation may include the following damages:
- lost wages
- medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- property damage
How Long Do I Have to File a Bike Accident Claim in Texas?
You have two years from the date of the bike accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Texas. If your bike accident claim involves property damage, you may have up to five years to file.
How Do I Prove the Driver Was at Fault in a Bike Accident?
If you file a personal injury lawsuit for a bicycle accident in Houston, a jury will determine the liability of each party involved. To prove the other person is liable for the accident, the court will look over the facts presented for your case.
Contact an Experienced Houston Bicycle Lawyer Today.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, the Houston personal injury legal team at Reich & Binstock can help. Contact one of our experienced bicycle accident attorneys for a free consultation to determine whether damages may be recoverable. Either use our electronic contact form or call 713-622-7271 or 800-622-7271 toll free.
There is a never a fee unless we recover on your behalf.