Bicycle / Bike Accidents

The Attorney Brothers grew up riding their bicycles around town and understand how easy it is for a motor vehicle to overlook a cyclist. More often than not, it is the fault of the motorist and not the bike rider. In 2017 there were 57 deaths involving bicyclists in the state of Texas accounting for almost 2% of all traffic fatalities in the state. Many other accidents related cyclists go unreported by the police.

For insurance purposes, collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles are considered “auto accidents,” and injured cyclists are entitled to collect damages to recover medical bills, lost wages, and other costs. If a cyclist is involved in a hit-and-run accident than the cyclist may be able to use his or her own uninsured or underinsured auto policy.

Why Do Bicycle Crashes Happen?

There are a variety of reasons why accidents happen that involve cyclists and motor vehicles. The most common causes of bicycle crashes occurs because of;

  • Motor Vehicles
    • Driver Inattention
      • Distraction
      • Cell Phone Usage
    • Driving Under the Influence
    • Speeding
    • Aggressive Behavior
  • Falls
  • Poor roadway conditions
  • Rider Error
  • Collisions
  • Pets

Who Is At Fault for Bicycle Accidents?

Fault can be difficult to establish, especially without a police report, but the Attorney Brothers are more than happy to review your case and help establish fault. Sometimes, bicycle accidents happen because of a combination of factors.

How Can You Protect Yourself?

Safety. Safety. Safety. We heard it all the time as kids growing up, but safety is the most important thing. So how can you protect yourself?

  • Obey traffic laws
  • Wear a helmet
  • Wear protective gear
  • Maintain adequate amounts of underinsured motorist coverage.

Contact Us

No matter what type of claim you have, it is always recommended that you pursue your claim as soon after your incident as possible. Don’t wait until it’s too late to do something about the injuries that were caused by someone else’s negligence.  Contact The Presti Law Firm, PLLC for a FREE consultation on at 214-342-8900