Houston Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Attorney for Bike Accidents in Texas
Bicycle accidents present a serious danger to riders on the roadways in Houston. Many drivers do not give bicycle riders the space that they deserve and do not understand how to interact safely with bike riders who share the streets. Unfortunately, when a bicycle accident happens, it can cause serious harm to the rider of the bike since he has limited or no protection from the impact of the vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 726 bicyclists were killed in auto collisions in 2012 alone.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. is here to help. Our experienced Houston bicycle accident lawyers represent clients who suffered injuries as a result of bicycle accidents. We also represent family members of victims killed in bike crashes. Since the 1970’s our firm has been in business helping bike accident victims and others get the compensation they deserve under Texas law. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.
How do Bicycle Accidents Happen?
Bicycle accidents can occur anywhere and at any time, whether on a busy road or a slow intersection. There are many different causes of bicycle accident, but some common causes include:
- The driver of a vehicle making an unsafe left turn or right turn.
- The driver of a vehicle texting, talking on his cell phone, or otherwise failing to pay attention to the bicycle rider.
- The driver of a vehicle failing to give adequate space to cyclists riding in the bike lane.
- The driver of a vehicle opening a door into the path of the bicycle rider.
- Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
These are just a few examples of some of the most common causes of bike accidents in Houston. In many of these examples, it is the driver of the passenger vehicle who is responsible for causing the bike accident. If the driver was careless or negligent in any way that caused harm, then the driver can be held responsible. Simmons & Fletcher, P.C. can help to prove responsibility and impose legal liability on the driver.
Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle accidents can cause serious harm to the bike rider who has no protections against the impact from the vehicle. Some of the common types of injuries that occur in bike accidents including:
- Brain injury including permanent brain damage
- Spinal cord injury
- Whiplash type damage to the soft tissue, muscle, ligaments, joints and cartilage of the body
- Wrongful Death
- Bone fractures/broken bones
- Cuts, bruises, and lacerations
Let Us Handle Your Bicycle Accident Claims
It is very important to have an advocate on your side when you are up against insurance companies who have lawyers and adjusters on staff to try to minimize your case. At Simmons & Fletcher, P.C.,we know how to fight for your rights after a bike accident and will work with you to help put your life back together after a tragic accident occurs. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our bike accident lawyers to learn more.