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Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you've been injured while cycling in Texas, our dedicated team at DFW Injury Lawyers is here to support you. Our experienced Texas bicycle accident lawyers understand the complexities of your situation and are committed to fighting for your rights. Contact us for a free consultation and let us help you pursue the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
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As an avid cyclist, whether you’re enjoying a scenic ride along the San Antonio River Walk, commuting through the bustling streets of Houston, or exploring the trails of Austin, you know the joys and benefits of biking in Texas. However, when a bicycle accident occurs due to someone else’s negligence, the consequences can be devastating.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, you need a skilled Texas bicycle accident lawyer who understands your unique challenges and fights tirelessly for your rights. At DFW Injury Lawyers, we’re here to navigate this difficult time and secure the compensation you deserve.

Key Takeaways

  • Texas Bicycle Laws Protecting Cyclists: Understand your rights & responsibilities on the road to ensure safety.
  • Liability in Bicycle Accidents: Identify responsible parties—motorists, employers, manufacturers—to seek compensation.
  • Legal Assistance Maximizes Compensation: Seek skilled representation for thorough investigation, negotiation, and court advocacy.

Why Choose DFW Injury Lawyers for Your Texas Bicycle Accident Claim?

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a bicycle accident can take on you and your family.

Our experienced team of Texas personal injury attorneys is dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized representation to ensure you receive the support and compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life.

Our attorneys deeply understand Texas bicycle laws and the unique challenges cyclists face in the event of an accident. We have successfully represented numerous clients in bicycle accident cases, securing substantial settlements and verdicts on their behalf.

Our extensive knowledge and experience allow us to build strong, compelling cases that hold negligent parties accountable and maximize your chances of a favorable outcome.

When you choose DFW Injury Lawyers, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. We handle all aspects of your claim, from investigating the accident and gathering evidence to negotiating with insurance companies and, if necessary, representing you in court.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay no upfront costs and owe us nothing unless we win your case. We aim to alleviate your stress and allow you to focus on your recovery while we fight for the justice you deserve.

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we believe in building long-lasting relationships with our clients based on trust, transparency, and effective communication. We keep you informed at every stage of your case and are always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Our commitment to client satisfaction has earned us a reputation as one of the leading personal injury law firms in Texas, and we’re ready to put our skills and resources to work for you.

Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation and learn how we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Texas Bicycle Laws Designed to Protect Bicyclists

Texas has several laws to protect bicyclists and ensure their safety on the road.

Some of the most important Texas bicycle laws include:

  • Right to the road: Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers, meaning they are entitled to use the road and must follow traffic laws.
  • Riding position: Bicyclists should ride as close to the right side of the road as practicable, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn, or avoiding hazards.
  • Helmet law: While Texas does not have a statewide helmet law for all ages, cyclists under 18 are required to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
  • Riding in groups: Bicyclists may ride two abreast (side by side) as long as they do not impede traffic. When riding in a group, bicyclists should still maintain a single file when traffic is heavy or when riding on a narrow road.
  • Safe passing law: Motorists must maintain a safe distance of at least three feet when passing a bicyclist on the road. If the road is too narrow for a safe pass, the motorist must wait until it is safe to pass the bicyclist.

These laws are designed to protect bicyclists and promote safe sharing of the road between cyclists and motorists. If a motorist violates these laws and causes an accident, they may be held liable for the bicyclist’s injuries and damages.

Do I Have a Bicycle Accident Case?

Negligence is the foundation of most personal injury claims, including those involving bicycle accidents. In legal terms, negligence refers to a person’s failure to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm or injury to another person.

When motorists fail to follow traffic laws or act carelessly, causing a bicycle accident, they may be considered negligent and liable for the resulting damages.

A successful bicycle accident requires that you prove:

  1. Duty of care: The first element is to show that the defendant (the person being sued) owed a duty of care to the plaintiff (the injured bicyclist). In the context of a bicycle accident, motorists have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and follow traffic laws to avoid causing harm to others on the road, including bicyclists.
  2. Breach of duty: The second element involves proving that the defendant breached their duty of care. This means that the motorist failed to act as a reasonably prudent person would under similar circumstances. Examples of breaching the duty of care include speeding, running a red light, or failing to yield the right-of-way to a bicyclist.
  3. Causation: The third element requires demonstrating that the defendant’s breach of duty directly caused the plaintiff’s injuries. In other words, the bicyclist must show that the accident and their resulting injuries would not have occurred if not for the motorist’s negligent actions.
  4. Damages: The final element necessitates proving that the plaintiff suffered actual damages as a result of the defendant’s negligence. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage, among others.

To build a strong bicycle accident case, gathering evidence supporting each of these four elements is crucial. This may involve witness statements, police reports, medical records, and expert testimony.

Our experienced Texas bicycle accident lawyers can investigate your case, collect evidence, and argue your claim to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Who May You Hold Liable for a Texas Bicycle Accident?

In a Texas bicycle accident, you may hold several parties liable depending on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Some of the most common parties who may be found responsible include:

Negligent Motorists

If a motorist fails to follow traffic laws or acts carelessly, causing a collision with a bicyclist, you can hold them liable for the resulting injuries and damages. Examples of negligent behavior include distracted driving, speeding, failing to yield, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Commercial Vehicle Operators and Their Employers

If a bicyclist is struck by a commercial vehicle, such as a delivery truck or bus, you can hold both the vehicle operator and their employer liable.

Employers are generally responsible for the actions of their employees while they are on the job. Their failure to properly train or supervise their employees or maintain their vehicles can constitute negligence.

Government Entities

In some cases, you can hold a government entity liable for a bicycle accident if poor road conditions, such as potholes, uneven pavement, or inadequate signage, cause the incident. However, suing a government entity involves strict notice requirements and shorter deadlines for filing a claim, so you need a lawyer.


If a defective bicycle or bicycle component contributes to an accident, you can hold the manufacturer liable under a product liability claim. This can include defects in design, manufacturing, or warning labels.

Other Bicyclists or Pedestrians

In rare instances, you can hold another bicyclist or pedestrian liable if their negligent actions cause or contribute to an accident, such as suddenly darting out into your path.

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What Compensation is Available to a Bicycle Accident Victim?

Bicycle accident victims in Texas may recover compensation for their:

  • Medical expenses: Victims can seek compensation for all medical costs related to the accident, including emergency room visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, rehabilitative therapy, and any future medical expenses expected to be incurred due to the injury.
  • Lost income: If the bicycle accident victim is unable to work due to their injuries, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, including any future loss of earning capacity if the injuries result in a long-term disability.
  • Pain and suffering: Bicycle accident victims may be able to recover damages for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident and their injuries. This can include compensation for mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and inconvenience.
  • Property damage: If the victim’s bicycle or other personal property was damaged in the accident, they might be entitled to compensation for repairs or replacement.

Compensation Available to Family Members of Texas Bicycle Accident Victims

If a bicycle accident results in the tragic death of the victim, their surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. In Texas, eligible family members may include the deceased’s spouse, children, or parents.

Compensation in a wrongful death claim may cover:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of the deceased’s expected future earnings
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of love, companionship, and support provided by the deceased

To ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve for your bicycle accident injuries or the loss of a loved one, work with our skilled Texas bicycle accident lawyers. We can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence to support your claim, negotiate with insurance companies, or litigate your case in court if necessary. Call us today at (972) 440-2320 for your free claim evaluation.

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How Can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help with My Bicycle Accident Case?

A bicycle accident lawyer from DFW Injury Lawyers can provide invaluable assistance in helping you navigate the complex legal process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. Some of the key ways a bicycle accident lawyer can help with your case include:

Investigating Your Case

A lawyer will thoroughly investigate your bicycle accident, gathering evidence such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and photographs of the scene. This evidence will be used to build a strong case on your behalf and demonstrate the responsible party’s negligence.

Identifying Liable Parties

An experienced bicycle accident lawyer can help identify all parties who may be liable for your injuries, including negligent motorists, government entities, or manufacturers of defective products. This is crucial for maximizing your potential compensation.

Handling Communication with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts or deny claims altogether. Your lawyer will handle all communication with the insurance companies involved, protecting your rights and ensuring you do not accidentally say anything that could harm your case.

Negotiating a Settlement

Your lawyer will negotiate with the insurance companies or responsible parties to seek a fair settlement that covers all of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will be prepared to take your case to trial.

Representing You in Court

If your case goes to trial, your bicycle accident lawyer will present your case before a judge and jury, arguing on your behalf and presenting evidence to support your claim for compensation.

Providing Support and Guidance

Dealing with the aftermath of a bicycle accident can be overwhelming, especially if you are facing significant injuries and financial losses. Your lawyer will provide you with support and guidance throughout the legal process, answering your questions and keeping you informed about the progress of your case.

Contact the Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyers at DFW Injury Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a bicycle accident in Texas, it is essential to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation. Texas bicycle laws are designed to protect cyclists and ensure their safety on the road, and when negligent parties violate these laws and cause harm, they should be held accountable.

At DFW Injury Lawyers, our experienced team of Texas personal injury attorneys is dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured cyclists and their families. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll a bicycle accident can take, and we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized representation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today at 972-440-2320 or through our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys. We will review your case, answer your questions, and discuss your legal options for pursuing a bicycle accident claim.

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