Bicyclists in Southlake face a lot of dangers while riding on city streets and bike paths. Under Texas law, injured bicyclists can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages if they are injured in a bicycle accident with a negligent automobile driver.
Many bicyclists in Texas are injured because of the negligence of other drivers on the road who drive recklessly or fail to pay attention. Although the exact statistics are not available, experts believe that in accidents between bicyclists and automobiles, the automobile drivers are at fault in over half of those accidents. In some situations, there may be multiple parties responsible for the accident. An attorney can help perform an investigation so that the responsible party can be held responsible.
Accidents between bicyclists and motor vehicles can be particularly dangerous for the bicyclists because of the speed at which automobiles travel, and the lack of protection for the cyclist. Even if the cyclist is wearing a helmet and other forms of protection, it is likely the cyclist will suffer serious injuries if hit by an automobile. Some common injuries to bicyclists include broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and even death. Children can be especially at risk for serious injuries in bicycle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle in Southlake, you should speak to an attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, including your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Call the Southlake personal injury attorneys at the Barber Law Firm at 972-231-5800. Our team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.