Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorney in Lewisville, TX
Personal Injury Attorney Todd R. Durham Serves as Your Advocate for Bicycle Crash Injuries
As a bicycle rider, you have rights. There are many laws to protect bicycle riders in the Lewisville, Fort Worth, and cities all over Texas. A strong effort has been made to establish bike paths for those who enjoy riding for pleasure or sport. Unfortunately, there are negligent drivers hitting bicycle riders every year. Our firm has dealt with bicycle accident injury cases from small claims to significant litigated cases resulting in permanent disability or wrongful death. If you have been in a bicycle accident, you need to talk to a bicycle accident attorney immediately.
If You’re Injured In a Bicycle Accident, Call the Durham Law Firm
Attorney Todd R. Durham has many years of experience in handling various types of personal injury accidents caused by negligence. As a matter of fact, the focus of the Durham Law Office is vehicular accidents and personal injury accidents. If you or a family member has an injury due to a bicycle crash caused by a driver’s negligence, call us. You need to take advantage of our free evaluation service to meet with Todd and discuss the issues of your case.
Failure to See a Bike Rider Is Non-Defensible
Cities like Lewisville, Carrollton, Irving, and other cities in the DFW area have established many designated bike paths along with enacting laws that require all drivers to give bicyclists a buffer of three feet (six feet for big trucks and commercial vehicles).
Logically this seems to be more than adequate to ensure that there is plenty of leeway between drivers and bike riders. Unfortunately logic does not dictate to the reasoning for some drivers. Many drivers testify that they never saw the bike rider, that the sun was in their eyes, or that the bike rider appeared out of nowhere and they could not stop in time. Distractions and negligence go hand-in-hand, and Todd R. Durham will pursue all the necessary legal remedies to prove that the person who hit you is at fault.
How to Start the Legal Action of a Bicycle Accident
If you’ve been in a biking accident, you may want to take legal action. To get that process started, you need to follow a few specific steps.
First, you should always report the accident. If you don’t do this, you’ll have zero chance of filing a successful claim. Second, you should seek medical treatment for your injuries. Third, you should immediately take preliminary steps to build your case. This entails taking as many photos of the scene as possible, and pointing out witnesses to the police.
Do you have further questions about how to take legal action after a biking accident? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Law Office of Todd R. Durham today. We’re happy to help!
Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
Bicycles have the same right to the road as cars. However, cars simply have the advantage of size. This means that riding a bicycle along a busy street can be stressful. Now imagine alcohol taking a role. Anyone who goes behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol will not be looking out for bicyclists. Tragically, a single strike from a vehicle could result in death or paralysis for an innocent cyclist.
If a drunk driver has caused an accident in which you were injured, you have a legal right to hold them accountable. Their insurance will cover your medical bills, lost income, and property damage, amongst other losses. Drunk driving does incur a criminal case, which may lead to suspension of the driver’s license and/or jail time. However, you will need to file a separate claim in a civil court for your injuries. An experienced attorney from The Durham Firm can help!
Bicycle Accident Injury Compensation
Todd R. Durham knows the insurance companies will do everything in their power to negate the seriousness of your injuries. Bicycle injuries are not very different from those you experience in a car accident. Many injuries include fractures to legs and arms, facial lacerations, head injuries, fractures to the collarbone, spinal cord injuries, foot injuries, soft tissue damage, and road rash. We understand the extent of your injuries; it’s our job to get you satisfactory compensation that will handle your medical and personal needs.