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Although it has more than 160 miles of bicycle trails for commuting or recreation, Dallas, TX ranks dead last in the U.S. in a recent list of bike-friendly cities. Fighting traffic in a big city on a bike is risky. If you’re injured, or if you lost a family member to a fatal crash, you could be entitled to compensation.

Carew Garcia Bohuslav Law, PLLC has years of experience standing up for victims injured in preventable accidents. Our bilingual Dallas bicycle accident lawyers offer free consultations, and we work on a contingent fee basis. You’ll only pay our legal fees if we secure a financial award for you through a favorable settlement or trial verdict.

What Are Risks to Riding a Bicycle in Dallas?

Even when you’re following the bicycle rules of the road in Dallas, you face significant risks when riding in traffic. While some cyclists crash due to high speed, defective bike parts, or unavoidable obstacles in the road, the greatest risk to cycling around Dallas is motor vehicles.

Some common causes of bicycle accidents are:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
  • Dooring
  • Speeding
  • Aggressive drivers
  • Dangerous right-hook turns
  • Lack of protected bike lanes or other poor infrastructure designs

When a cyclist is in a crash with a car, they risk suffering catastrophic injuries, such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Severe road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Damage to internal organs

If injuries are fatal, immediate family members of the victim may be able to seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

What If I’m Being Blamed for My Bicycle Accident in Texas?

It’s extremely common for bicyclists to be unfairly blamed when they’re involved in an accident with a vehicle. In a personal injury lawsuit in Dallas, that could affect the amount of compensation you receive.

Under Texas law, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you—up to 50%. If you’re more than 50% responsible for the accident, you’re barred from receiving any compensation.

That’s one reason it’s so important to have a skilled Dallas bicycle accident attorney fighting for you. Our attorneys are former insurance defense attorneys, so we know that insurance companies blame the victim in an attempt to get out of paying. We use our background and experience to make sure your claim isn’t unfairly devalued or denied.

Damages Available in a Bicycle Accident Case

If someone’s negligence caused your bicycle accident, we’ll fight to recover the full value of compensatory damages. That includes economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and any out-of-pocket costs related to your crash. It also accounts for non-economic damages like physical pain, disability, and emotional trauma.

We know that the injuries or impairments caused by bicycle accidents can be expensive and life-altering. We work with medical and financial experts when necessary to ensure that our calculation of damages takes into account the lifelong effects of your injuries and suffering.

We’re always upfront with you about the strength of your case, and we provide you with solid legal guidance from beginning to end. Call today for a free consultation and to learn how we can help.