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Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Austin

A car is not the only way to travel on the road. Bicycles are a common alternative to driving a vehicle and can be used recreationally or for transportation purposes. Though these instruments promote health and physical fitness, they can prove to be dangerous when used on the open road. Many motorists are not sure of how to interact with bikes. The category under which they fall is unclear to most people. Are bicyclists classified as pedestrians or are they on the same level as motorists? Who has the right-of-way when a bike is involved? Uncertainty in these areas when combined with careless or negligent driving can lead to serious accidents.

Types of Accidents

We represent people who have had the misfortune of suffering personal injuries or property damage because they were involved in a collision involving bicycles. Many of the collisions involve:

  • Automobiles
  • Trucks
  • Drunk Drivers
  • Hit and Run Drivers
  • Uninsured and under-insured drivers
  • SUV’s
  • Semi-tractor trailers

The injuries you suffer as a result of these accidents can be difficult to endure for both you and your family. There are a variety of damages that often occur in these incidents, such as:

  • Burns to the head or neck
  • Broken or dislocated bones and limbs
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Our firm represents individuals who have suffered bike and motorcycle accidents. We understand that the injuries suffered from bike crashes can be severe and life-altering for both the victim and the family.

Bicycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), statistics show that around 630 pedacyclists were killed in the year 2009. Furthermore, over 51,000 more individuals were injured in a traffic collision with a car, truck or another type of motorized vehicle. Pedacyclists include any individual on a bicycle, unicycle, tricycle or any other non-motorized bike.

Non-motorized vehicle accidents make up a mere 2% of all traffic collisions. Though this appears to be a small number, the type of injuries that result are often far more severe than other traffic accidents due to the unprotected nature of pedacyclists.

Contact a Lawyer for Help

Our experienced Personal Injury attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure your needs are handled properly. We can determine if someone is responsible for your injuries or your loved one’s injuries. If someone is responsible they may owe you monetary compensation. These can include compensatory and/or punitive damages. Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured, (i.e. lost wages, past and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering etc.). In some cases, if the accident was a result of a criminal offense, punitive damages are also awarded. Punitive damages are given to the injured person in order to penalize wrongdoers and deter others from repeating the offense. To learn more about how our firm may be able to assist you, please contact us today!



 

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