In 2020, txdot.gov reported a dramatic rise in the number of bicyclists (as well as pedestrians) across the state. Bicycle and pedestrian deaths account for one in five of all traffic fatalities in Texas, leading safety officials to seek answers to this issue. One reason for the increase is the widespread failure of drivers to follow state laws that protect bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicycling is common in Texas due to the long stretches of pleasant weather. Many use their bicycle to commute to and from work, while others use bicycling for exercise or simply as a fun pastime. Unfortunately, like pedestrians, bicyclists are extremely vulnerable when hit by a vehicle. Other than a helmet, a bicyclist has no protection, therefore is more likely to suffer severe or catastrophic injuries. These injuries can be life-threatening or fatal, altering the cyclist’s life forever. Many drivers simply do not watch out for bicyclists in the same way they do for other vehicles. If you have suffered a bicycle accident, it could be very beneficial to speak to a Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer from Noteboom—The Law Firm.
We will immediately begin gathering evidence related to your bicycle accident and building a strong case on your behalf. We believe you deserve a strong advocate in your corner. With our experience and knowledge, we will be that advocate, guiding you through the claim process and fighting for your future.
While your bicycle accident will have unique aspects, there are some more common causes of bicycle accidents in Fort Worth. Many drivers fail to afford bicyclists the same courtesy they give to other drivers, placing cyclists in dangerous situations. Other drivers simply are not paying attention and end up causing a serious accident with a bicyclist. Seeking financial compensation can be an important part of the recovery process following a bicycle accident. Traumatic injuries from bicycle accidents can be expensive and many injured bicyclists are unable to return to work and make a living. Some of the more common causes of bicycle accidents include:
Regardless of the cause of your Fort Worth bicycle accident, speaking to a knowledgeable Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer is the single best thing you can do for your future, your finances, and your health.
Bicyclists hit by a car may have such serious injuries as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries change the victim’s life forever. A person with paraplegia or quadriplegia may not be able to pursue their chosen career and may need full-time assistance simply to deal with everyday tasks. Those with traumatic brain injuries can have the following long-term issues:
Spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries can cost millions of dollars over the lifetime of the victim. This makes it all the more important to ensure you receive a full, fair settlement for your bicycle injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
While there are certain things you should do after a bicycle accident, performing those tasks will depend on how badly you are injured in your bicycle accident. Getting medical attention is crucial—even if you think you are “fine,” your body would have received a rush of adrenaline during the accident which can mask injuries. Have a doctor check you out thoroughly and always follow the doctor’s orders. If you are able, take photos at the scene of the accident, exchange information with the driver, and obtain contact information from witnesses. Once you are home, write down everything you can remember about the accident, then contact a skilled Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Noteboom—The Law Firm bring a high level of experience, along with a proven track record to every case we handle. With a team-based collaborative approach, our legal team meets often to plan strategy and determine the best possible approach for each situation. The Noteboom attorneys have a quality reputation in Fort Worth and across the state of Texas. We have been helping people just like you since 1982. Contact us today—don’t trust your future to an attorney that is more interested in a quick, cheap settlement than in your health and your future.