Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Helping Injured Cyclists Get the Treatment & Support They Need
Riding a bicycle is an excellent form of exercise and an inexpensive form of transportation for adults. For children, learning to ride a bike is even considered a rite of passage. Unfortunately for people of all ages, bicycle riding can be extremely dangerous when careless motorists or hazardous roadways are involved.
Arnold & Itkin fights for injured cyclists throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, and across the U.S. We have seen far too many lives claimed in bicycle accidents that could have been prevented if a driver had only been paying attention, if a manufacturer hadn’t cut corners in producing an auto or bicycle part, or if a road had been properly maintained. Our goal in these cases is to help victims and their families get the medical care and financial help they need.
Call (888) 493-1629 today to speak with us about your case. Our Dallas bicycle accident attorneys are here to help!
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicycle riders may experience serious injuries, even in low-speed collisions. These may include:
- Broken bones
- Severe cuts and bruises
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Facial trauma
Injuries like these can occur even when a rider is wearing a helmet and other protective gear. The force of impact with a vehicle or with the pavement can cause catastrophic injuries that require emergency medical care, plus the need for ongoing treatment or therapy. Some bicycle accidents are fatal.
Texas Bike Accident Statistics
The Texas Department of Transportation reports there were 2,426 bicycle accidents in Texas in 2018. Of these, 71 caused fatalities and 258 caused serious injuries. Another 1,043 caused non-debilitating injuries. Across the U.S., 857 cyclists lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2018. This represented a 6.3% increase in cyclist deaths, even though the overall number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. decreased by 2.4%. 2018 marked the highest number of cyclist deaths since 1990 when 859 bicycle riders were killed.
What Can I Do to Stay Safe While Cycling in Dallas?
If you ride a bicycle for pleasure or to get to and from work or school in the Dallas area, you can take a few steps to protect yourself while you’re out on the road.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers the following tips:
- Always wear a helmet and other protective gear
- Wear bright, reflective clothing
- Make sure your bike is in proper working order
- Use a white front light, red read light, and reflectors on your bike
- Always stay focused and alert
- Obey traffic laws as they apply to cyclists
- Never assume that motorists can see or will yield to you
Bicycle Accident FAQ
Who Is Liable After Bicycle Accidents?
Motorists are responsible for sharing the road with cyclists, no matter how much some might disagree. When the operator of a vehicle causes a collision with a bicycle, they should be held liable for the damages they cause. However, drivers are not always the only liable parties for bicycle accidents. Other potentially at-fault parties include those responsible for road maintenance, manufacturers of faulty parts, and more.
The easiest way to determine who is at fault for your accident is by calling Arnold & Itkin LLP at (888) 493-1629. Our Dallas bicycle accident law firm is ready to investigate your accident and help you hold the right people accountable for your injuries.
Is a Wrongful Death Claim Possible After a Bicycle Accident?
Yes, wrongful death cases are possible after bicycle accidents. Family members, including spouses, parents, children, and siblings of the deceased are most often able file a wrongful death claim after an accident.
How Much Does Hiring a Dallas Bicycle Accident Lawyer Cost?
Hiring a Dallas bicycle accident lawyer from Arnold & Itkin LLP costs nothing up front. We cover all costs with cases that we take and only collect a payment if we secure results for clients. This makes our assistance attainable for anyone and helps make the process less stressful.
Call a Bicycle Accident Lawyer at Our Dallas Office
Even if you take every precaution, you may still be injured in a bicycle accident because someone else was negligent or careless. In these situations, our Dallas bike accident lawyers know how to expose liability (legal responsibility) and help you get the treatment and compensation you need. In fact, we’ve recovered billions for our injured clients since 2004 and recovered over $1 billion in 2019 alone.