Do I Need a Bicycle Accident Attorney?
Article by: Gary Tucker and Associates
Bicycle Accidents are usually severe because of the minimal protection that is offered to bicyclists. When a automobile runs into a person on a bike, it sends them flying. A bicycle crash can end in head trauma, spinal cord injuries, fractures, severed limbs, serious abrasions and even road rash.
If you have been injured in a bike accident in Houston, you need to contact an experience bicycle accident attorney. It is important for you to get legal representation early so that you do not put your rights in jeopardy. Gary S. Tucker and Associates have over 30 years of experience and will be able to assist you.
Popularity of Bicycle Riding in Houston, Tx
Houston has the largest number of bike commuters in Texas with over 160 miles of dedicated bike roads and paths. The popularity of cycling in Houston is constantly growing, in fact, the city is currently in the process of expanding its on and off street bikeway network.
What Causes Bicycle Injuries?
A Bicycle Injury can be a very serious thing. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2006, there was 773 bicycle deaths and 44,000 bicycle injuries resulting from accidents involving automobiles.
There are many different reasons a bicycle accident may occur including poor driving conditions, impaired visibility, vehicle problems and dog attacks can even cause a accident on a bicycle.
A bicycle rider has no defense if a car or truck hits them. When a bicyclist is involved in an accident, the injury is usually severe. Some of those injuries include:
- skull fracture
- traumatic brain injury
- head trauma
- spinal injury
- joint injury
- fracture of spine
- permanent disability
- severed limbs
- road rash
Consult with a Bicycle Accident Attorney Immediately after Crash
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident, the first thing you need to do is call for police or ambulance, and calling an attorney is immediately after. An attorney can help you through the whole process of being in an accident involving a bicycle or motor vehicle.
Ways we develop a Bicycle Accident Case
After you contact one of our Houston Bicycle Accident Attorneys, there is many different things we do for you. We immediately start developing your case by:
- Interviewing witnesses who saw the accident happen.
- Taking pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Developing Evidence including tire marks, markings of the lanes, road signs, and skid marks.
- If necessary we will speak with bicycle experts to help your bicycle accident case.
Compensation for Bike Accident Injuries
Since injuries on bicycles are usually more severe than other injuries, bicyclists and their families may have lost more than money can replace. If you were involved in a bicycle accident that caused injury to you or your family, you might be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills and expenses, property damage, and many other expenses that are related to your accident.
Contact a Reputable Houston Bicycle Accident Attorney Today
Gary S. Tucker & Associates
650 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Suite 105
Houston, TX, 77060
Local: (281) 445-5777
Toll Free: (800) 275-5007