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When a car hits a person on a bicycle, it can be a terrifying experience that leaves the bicyclist with serious and potentially fatal injuries. If a motorist’s negligence caused the collision, the bicyclist has the right to demand compensation for the harm that he or she has suffered.
Insurance companies are often hostile toward bicycle accident claims. They often try to blame the crash on the bicyclist.
This is one of the many reasons why it is crucial for an injured bicyclist to get help from an experienced bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible after a crash. Tate Law Offices is here to assist you in deciding what your next steps should be regarding the injuries you have suffered due the negligence of another party.
If you need help with a bicycle accident case, please call or text Tate Law Offices now for a free consultation at 972-499-4813.
The personal injury lawyers of Tate Law Offices, P.C., are committed to protecting the rights of bicyclists in Dallas. We are ready to go to work for you right away.
Call your local office or reach us online today to speak with an experienced bicycle accident lawyer.
You will get a Free Case Evaluation. And there’s never any fees unless we win your settlement.
Tate Law Offices, P.C., can provide you with a free consultation. We can use this consultation to learn more about your case and answer any questions you may have about your legal rights and options. As you prepare to meet with us, you should do the following:
When Tate Law Offices, P.C., takes on your case, we will work hard to determine why your bicycle accident occurred and who should be held responsible for your physical, mental and financial harm.
As we have seen, bicycle accidents often are caused by the careless or reckless conduct of motorists. Although more people are using bikes today to get to school or work as well as for recreation, too many motorists in Dallas and other areas of Texas fail to respect bicyclists’ rights and safety or just plain don’t see the bicycle rider.
Car-bicycle collisions frequently are caused by:
Ultimately, the underlying cause of the car accident may be the fact that the motorist was speeding, driving while distracted, overly fatigued, not paying attention to blind spots, or impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Our investigative team at Tate Law Offices, P.C., can study the police report, photos, witness statements, surveillance camera footage, cell phone records and physical evidence at the crash scene to determine the cause of your crash. We can also consult with accident reconstruction experts to determine why your accident occurred.
A bicycle accident can result in devastating injuries – regardless of whether the bicyclist wore protective gear such as a helmet. These injuries can include cuts, friction burns, broken ribs and other fractures, spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injury.
Tate Law Offices, P.C., will carefully prepare your case and seek a maximum financial recovery for your damages, including:
We will turn to all available insurance coverage, including the at-fault driver’s liability insurance as well as coverage you may have purchased. For instance, if you were injured by a hit-and-run driver, your losses may be covered through your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage.
Under Texas law, you may be denied a recovery if you are found to be greater than 50 percent at fault for the accident. Otherwise, your recovery can be reduced in proportion to your degree of fault.
Tate Law Offices, P.C., will vigorously challenge any insurance company attempts to place undue blame for your bicycle accident on you.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident caused by another person’s negligence, get help today from a bicycle accident lawyer at Tate Law Offices, P.C.
We can resolve many bicycle accident cases without the need to take a case to trial or even file a lawsuit. However, if your case goes to court, you can count on our skilled trial lawyers to fight for a top-dollar result for you. Our goal will always be to seek the maximum amount.
You can also count on Tate Law Offices, P.C., to keep you updated throughout your case and to always be available to answer your questions.
To get started with a free consultation, call or connect with us online today.
Let one of our personal injury lawyers review your case, explain your legal options, and answer all your questions in a free case evaluation.
Yes, but your compensation will likely be diminished by the percentage of your fault in causing the injuries. If you are determined to be 30% at fault by a jury for your bicycle accident, you can recover 70% of the total value of your injuries. If you are 51% at fault you will be able to recover nothing.
Yes, if you can prove the following:
1. you had no choice but to take evasive measures to avoid a collision
2. you were thereby injured
3. the driver was responsible for your need to take evasive measures
You may be able to pursue a claim to receive compensation for your damages, if so.
If the conditions were due to someone’s negligence you may have a case. If the defect was of a natural cause such as weathering or normal use, you will likely need to prove that the responsible party for the defect was aware of the defect or should have known within reason of the defect and that the party had ample time to correct it.