Over the past few decades, interest in cycling has grown tremendously. As a result, more and more communities are increasing their efforts to encourage automobile drivers to “Share the Road” with bicyclists. By law, bicycles on the roadway are entitled to the same rights, and responsibilities, as cars and trucks. Sometimes, however, despite a cyclist’s best efforts to safely operate his/her bicycle on a roadway, he/she can suffer injuries due to the negligence of another driver. The majority of the time the driver of the car is at fault, but insurance companies often misinterpret the facts and try to avoid paying out claims.
Because cyclists are more exposed than motorists, cyclists generally suffer much greater injuries in collisions. A biking accident often results in serious injury and even death. In 2012, 726 people were killed in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes—nearly two people a day in the U.S. These bicycling fatalities made up 2% of all traffic deaths. For more information regarding bicycle accidents in Dallas Texas, visit the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov.
Many times cyclists can suffer severe head injuries during an accident. A traumatic brain injury or closed-head injury occurs when the brain experiences a sudden physical impact. Cyclists who have suffered a brain injury during a collision can experience symptoms such as headaches, difficulty with focusing on or completing tasks, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and changes in personality or energy level.
Why The Barber Law Firm?
Dedicated to helping those that have been injured in bicycle accidents, the attorneys at The Barber Law Firm, PC have significant experience in handling the most serious biking accident injury claims. Our firm has built a reputation as one of the leading personal injury law firms in the Dallas and Ft. Worth by achieving outstanding results for our clients.
We understand the sport and the dangers associated with cycling. In calling us, you will see the dedication of our lawyers and staff is unparalleled. We are diligent in pursuit of bicycle accident claims and we are committed to serving our clients with the absolute highest quality legal representation available.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries after a bicycle crash in Texas, contact the Barber Law Firm today for a FREE case evaluation. We handle cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we recover for you. Most injury claims have a limited time frame in which you can file before you waive your rights to seek compensation. It is important to act quickly.
To learn more about your rights following a bicycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at The Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800, or fill out our online form today.