What Are My Options After I Have Been Injured in a Bicycle Accident?

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A bicycle accident can cause serious injuries and burdens that can last a lifetime. If you were injured in a bicycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, you should assess your legal options. Our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to get started.

What can cause a bicycle accident in Texas?

Reckless drivers often put bicyclists at risk. Bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lacerations, paralysis, and more. Some of the various factors that can cause bicycle accidents may include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Excessive speeding
  • Disobeying stop or yield signs
  • Running red lights
  • Improperly merging
  • Carelessly changing lanes
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Drowsy driving

If you were injured on a bike for one of the above reasons or others, you may be entitled to compensation. To successfully recover damages, you must first hire an experienced attorney who can help you satisfy your burden of proof. The burden of proof means that the injured party must show evidence that explains that the injuries sustained were a direct cause of the other party’s negligence. While this may sound simple, most cases are not and require the assistance of a seasoned legal professional.

It is also important to note that Texas has a statute of limitations of two years. This means that in most cases, you must file your personal injury claim within two years from the date of the accident. Your claim is time pressing. Do not wait. Contact us today.

What are my compensation options?

If you win your lawsuit, you will receive compensation for the burdens and damages that you incurred as a result of the accident. These damages can be economic, such as medical expenses, lost wages, lost future wages, or the cost of rehabilitation. You may also be able to recover non-economic damages which refer to emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.

If you believe that your case may be viable and should merit compensation, it is in your best interest to reach out to our experienced Texas personal injury attorneys at J. Chad Parker, PLLC today to discuss your options.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.