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Bicycle accidents can be very serious and often life-threatening. Anyone who cycles regularly on Texas roads knows just how exposed they are and how easy it is to get injured while riding. In Texas, cyclists are considered vehicle operators. They have the same rights to the road as motorists and must obey the same rules. However, not all motorists respect cyclists’ space and do not like to share the road. If you or someone you know has been injured in a Texas bicycle accident call The Texas Bulldog for a free case evaluation.
Studies show that a minority of bicycle accidents are caused by the bicyclists themselves, and are usually caused by careless or negligent drivers. When bicycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers, cyclists may be entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault party. It is critical, therefore, for injured cyclists to have their cases evaluated by a experienced bicycle accident attorney in Texas.
What to Do After A Bicycle Accident
After a bicycle accident, there are certain things you can do to help protect your rights. If possible, always take pictures of the aftermath of the accident and get contact information of all parties. This includes the drivers, passengers and any witnesses. At The Miller Law Firm we will review your case for free. If you choose to retain us, you will not owe us any legal fees unless we win your case.
Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
- Distracted Driving
- Failing to signal lane changes
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Pulling out of an intersection in front of a bicycle or vehicle
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Failure to stay in a lane
- Following too closely
- Failing to yield at an intersection
- Not checking blind spot when switching lanes
- Not driving in a designated bicycle lane, when applicable
- Passing on the right
The Insurance Company is Not Your Friend
Insurance company representatives try to act friendly as if they are on your side. They are not your friend and will always try to deny liability if possible. Insurance companies are reluctant to pay accident victims the full amount of compensation they are owed and will often drag their feet. The Texas Bulldog will act as your advocate during the claims process to make sure your rights are protected. Our attorneys will work to establish the at-fault party and build your case.
How Much Will It Cost to Hire a Texas Bicycle Accident Attorney
The Texas Bulldog will never charge anything unless he wins your case. We have a contingency fee contract, which means The Miller Law Firm will not get paid unless you recover money. Additionally, our firm will cover all the costs associated with researching your case, prosecuting and litigation. We will also cover the costs of doctor visits, court visits, loans for living expenses and if we need to hire an expert for trial. If The Texas Bulldog wins your case, we’re reimbursed those costs. If we’re not successful, then we lose those costs.
Contact Our Law Firm
At The Miller Law Firm, we focus on helping injured victims and their families get the most they deserve of their financial recovery. We know that the success of your case depends on our hard work and dedication. Our attorneys will always go the extra mile from the initial investigation through all facets of the legal process to help you get the best outcome possible. The Texas Bulldog will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome for your case, whether negotiating with an insurance company or taking a case to trial. Contact Us today by calling 713-572-3333 to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are available to discuss how we can help you favorably resolve your case.