Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Were you hit by a car while biking in Houston?
Cycling has grown in popularity in recent years in Houston. From biking trails in Terry Hershey Park and George Bush Park to Houston's Hike and Bike Trail, cyclists of all ages frequently ride all around Houston.
Unfortunately, bicycle accidents have become common as well. And in many cases, cycling accidents occur due to the reckless or negligent behavior of others. In particular, drivers often fail to share the road and cause many Houston bike accidents.
Knowing what to do if a driver caused your bicycle accident can be confusing. You might think that all you have to do is call the police or your insurance company and they'll take care of everything. But such accidents often turn out to be far more complicated. That's why it's important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your accident.
There are so many reasons why bicycle accidents happen involving other drivers. In almost every case, it's because drivers don't leave a safe distance between their vehicle and cyclists. Some of the most common reasons why this happens include:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Tired drivers
- Speeding drivers
- Texting drivers
When these accidents happen, injuries are often severe. Common bicycle injuries include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries and head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Whatever type of injury you're dealing with, make your case count. Contact Tracey Fox & Walters.
How we can help
Evidence builds strong legal cases. That's why we work tirelessly to gather evidence about every bicycle accident case we handle in Houston or elsewhere in Texas. We know that without the facts, insurance companies will likely do everything they can to deny your claim.
We relentlessly search for the truth after a serious bicycle accident. This includes reviewing the accident report or any medical records associated with your crash. But we don't stop there. Often, we visit the scene of the accident. We interview witnesses whenever possible. And we regularly consult with experts in their field.
Under Texas state law, you often only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after your bicycle accident. In most cases, the deadline (known as the "statute of limitations") is two years. That might seem like a long time, but building a strong legal case often takes longer than many people think. Don't take chances with your future. Take action. Contact us right now.