Why You Need An Experienced Attorney For Your Bicycle Accident Claim

According to up-to-date data from the Texas Department of Transportation, over 50 bicycle or pedalcyclist fatalities occurred in 2015, up 2 percent from the year before. We are approaching 2017 and, although the data isn't available, that number is likely higher.

This is no surprise, given more and more bikers are taking to the streets amid the green movement. Unfortunately, more bicyclists on the roads mean a higher likelihood of being involved in a collision with a motor vehicle, particularly amid today's distracted driving epidemic.

However, bikers who have suffered spinal cord injuries, broken bones or other types of injuries can turn to the legal process for recourse, but the process involved is complex and often involves pitfalls.

The Pitfalls Of A Bicycle Injury Claim

  • Denying fault: Drivers often dispute their fault in these types of accidents, and their insurance carriers often challenge the amount of compensation parties are entitled to receive.
  • Comparative negligence: This theory is also a component involved. In Texas, injured bikers must prove that the driver of the motor vehicle was negligent. If the injured party contributed a percentage to his or her injury, the reward will be reduced in accordance. If the injured party's percentage of fault was at least 51 percent, he or she is barred from filing a claim.
  • Statute of limitations: There's also a strict statute of limitations period, the small window of time bikers are allowed to file a claim. If this time has passed, bicyclists are barred from seeking compensation.

Overcoming such obstacles can be done — with the help of an experienced attorney.

Hit By A Car? We Are The Law Firm That Hits Back.

At Green Law Texas, we have over a decade of experience handling these types of claims for Arlington, Texas. We have a thorough understanding of the law, the procedures, the parties involved and what it takes to win a case.

We are professional but aggressive when appropriate.

Common Cases We Handle

From texting behind the wheel to running stop signs to reckless disregard for yield signs or bike lanes, we have helped individuals injured in many types of situations recover maximum compensation under the law.

Contact Our Team To Set Up An Appointment

We invite you to call our office at (817) 522-3605 to set up an appointment to discuss your injury and legal options available for your situation.

Free consults. Evening and weekend appointments. Home visits available.