As a bicyclist, you face significant risks from vehicle drivers and other hazards, such as a defective roadway. One wrong move on the part of a motor vehicle driver could cause a catastrophic accident that severely injures you. In 2018, 72 cyclists in Texas lost their lives in traffic accidents.
At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we are passionate about protecting Irving’s bicyclists. If you were in a bike accident anywhere in Dallas County, contact us. A free consultation at our local law office could reveal your right to file a claim against a driver or another party for your damages. Call (214) 200-4878 today.
Do not make the mistake of trusting insurance companies in the aftermath of a bicycle accident. Insurers often have biases against bicyclists and may try to use defenses such as comparative fault to reduce your settlement award or deny your claim entirely. The at-fault party’s insurance company may not want what is best for you. Hiring a lawyer can protect you from insurance bad faith tactics and ensure you do not accept a lowball settlement. Your lawyer can take care of all the difficult parts of the claims process while you concentrate on your medical recovery.
Texas uses a fault-based (tort-based) insurance system. After any motor vehicle accident, including a bike accident, you will need to seek damage recovery from the at-fault party. You or your lawyer will have to prove the party’s fault to obtain compensation. A thorough investigation of your crash could reveal the identity of one or more parties behind your bicycle accident or injuries.
Upon identifying the defendant responsible for your bike accident, you or your lawyer will need to bring a claim by the state’s deadline. You have two years maximum to file a personal injury suit in Texas. This deadline could be significantly shorter, however, if the defendant is a government entity, such as the city in charge of roadway maintenance. Hire an attorney to take care of all legal processes for you while you focus on putting your life back together.
A bicycle accident could cause injuries to your head, brain, back, neck, spinal cord, lower limbs, arms, muscles, skin and other parts of your body. At the Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C, we know how to fight for fair compensation for injuries. No matter who you believe caused your bike accident or what types of injuries you have, please contact us for a free consultation. Call (214) 200-4878 any time, day or night, to speak to our attorneys.