A bicycle accident lawyer is here to help you pick up the pieces after a bike accident. According to a recent report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 859 bicyclists were killed in auto-bike crashes in 2021. This was the highest level of bicycle accident fatalities since 1990. At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., our bicycle accident lawyers understand that when a bicycle accident occurs, it can cause death or serious injury to the rider of the bike since he has limited or no protection from the impact of the vehicle. We are here to help. Call 1-800-298-0111 for a free consultation.
Bicycle accidents can occur anywhere and at any time, whether on a busy road or a slow intersection. Common causes include:
These are just a few examples of some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents in Houston.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, a bike accident lawyer can pursue compensation for your injuries and losses including:
In the event that you have lost a loved one due to a bicycle accident, a bike accident lawyer can pursue a wrongful death claim and seek recovery for all damages associated with the loss.
Bicycle accidents can cause serious harm to the bike rider who has no protection against the impact of the vehicle. Some of the common types of injuries that occur in bicycle accidents including:
Auto-cyclist accidents are all too common in Texas. Below is an infographic showing the magnitude of the problem.
Fortunately, many cities and states have begun to recognize that people on bikes need to be protected. The best example of this is the rise in the creating of protective laws that apply to bicycle operators and other non-vehicle road users known as ‘Vulnerable Road User Statutes.’ A Vulnerable Road User Ordinance is a city ordinance adopted to protect cyclists and pedestrians by requiring operators of automobiles to take specific actions when driving around vulnerable bicycle riders and pedestrians such as:
It also prohibits:
If you have been a victim of a driver who violated one of these ordinances such as the Houston Vulnerable Road User Ordinance, Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. can help to prove responsibility and impose legal liability on the driver.
Consultations with a bicycle accident lawyer at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. are 100% free with no obligation. It is very important to have a strong 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 and Fletcher, P.C., our bicycle accident attorneys 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. The consultation is free and we charge no fees unless we win your case.