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Crosley Law Firm:
San Antonio Bicycle Accident Lawyers
We Fight for Texas Bicycle Accident Victims
Careless and distracted drivers frequently cause serious and sometimes fatal bicycle accidents. In fact, since 2006, bicycle fatalities have risen 6% nationwide, and the number of bicyclist injuries in collisions has also risen in recent years. Texas has the most bicyclist fatalites in the United States behind California and Florida. And San Antonio is among the top ten cities in the U.S. for bicyclist deaths.
If you or a loved one has been injured during a collision with a bus, car, or truck, you deserve justice and compensation. But before you file a lawsuit or accept an insurance company settlement, schedule a free consultation with a bike accident lawyer at Crosley Law Firm. We have the knowledge and experience to handle serious accidents involving bicycles and other vehicles.
To help victims of bicycle collisions, we have more information below about Texas bicycling laws, common bike accident injuries, and more.
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San Antonio and Texas Bicycle Laws
It’s important to understand San Antonio and Texas’ bike laws before you hit the road. All cyclists must comply with state and municipal bike and traffic laws. And, if a cyclist violates these laws and causes an accident, he or she might be liable for damages — and might face misdemeanor charges and fines. As a cyclist, you typically must:
- Ride your bike on the road and not on the sidewalk
- Follow San Antonio’s safe passing protocols
- Use front and rear bike lights in the evening and early morning
- Follow all relevant traffic laws
While neither San Antonio or Texas currently have bicycle helmet laws, Crosley Law Firm strongly encourages everyone to bike responsibly and use protective equipment.
As most responsible cyclists know, following the rules doesn’t always mean you’re safe from careless drivers. If you’ve been hit by a driver while bicycling, the insurance company may try to offer you a low settlement by assigning you some of the blame for the collision. They do this because, in Texas, if your negligence contributed to a crash, the insurance company can use that to pay you less.
However, you should never assume that the insurance company’s assessment is fair or accurate. Instead, contact an experienced bike accident lawyer at Crosley Law Firm for a free consultation by completing our simple online form or calling us at 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000.
Common Texas Bicycle Accident Injuries
While driving in San Antonio, you might occasionally see a “ghost bike,” a white-painted bike memorializing a fatal car-bike accident. These memorials are a haunting reminder that bicycle accidents have serious consequences. Common injuries associated with bike accidents include:
- Head injuries, such as:
- Eye injuries
- Intracranial hemorrhages
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Organ damage
- Nerve damage and neuropathy
- Musculoskeletal injuries, such as:
- Broken bones (including arm, leg, pelvic, and rib fractures)
- Dental fractures
- Sprains and strains
- Road rash, contusions, and lacerations
While some injured cyclists recover from their injuries, others face a lifetime of medical treatment and permanent disability.
When you work with a bike accident lawyer at Crosley Law, we can talk with you about the extent and value of the damages you might be owed for your injuries. And, while every case is different, we fight for fair compensation on behalf of our clients. Contact us today by completing our online form or by calling 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000.
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Who Is Responsible for My Bike Accident Injury?
Every bike-car accident involves different facts and circumstances. Depending on the nature of your accident, you might have claims against:
- Distracted or careless drivers
- An employer (if the accident occurred within the scope of either you or the driver’s employment)
- Manufacturers of dangerous or defective products
- Your personal insurance protection (PIP) policy
- Your uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) policy
- Other negligent parties
It can be difficult to identify all your potential bike accident claims without the help of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. At Crosley Law, we have extensive experience handling complicated accident cases. We carefully analyze our clients’ situation and their supporting evidence. We research their potential claims and tailor a litigation strategy to meet their needs.
Contact us today for more information about the Crosley approach to litigation.
San Antonio Bike Accident Victims Need Aggressive, Knowledgeable Legal Representation
Crosley Law Firm represents cyclists and their families in serious and fatal bicycle accidents. We fight to help our clients recover compensation from negligent drivers, manufacturers of defective bicycles and bike parts, insurance companies, and other responsible parties.
We know that insurance companies do not always adequately compensate injured bikers or families who have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. Crosley Law Firm has the skill, experience, and tenacity you need on your side while taking on big insurance companies. If you would like to submit a bicycle accident case for a free online evaluation, please click here.
Laws and ordinances. City of San Antonio. Retrieved from https://www.sanantonio.gov/SABikes/SafetyAndEducation/LawsAndOrdinances.
McKenzie, B. Modes less traveled—bicycling and walking to work in the United States: 2008–2012. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/acs/acs-25.pdf.
National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (2017, March). Bicyclists and other cyclists: 2015 data. (Traffic Safety Facts. Report No. DOT HS 812 382). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Retrieved from https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812382
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.