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Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in a bicycle accident that was caused by a negligent driver, a bicycle accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help. Bicycle accidents often result in life-changing injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. Our bicycle accident lawyers know how to investigate this type of case to identify the liable party, prove negligence, and hold them responsible for all accident related damages. Let our legal team handle every aspect of your case while you focus on your recovery and moving on with your life.

How Can a Bicycle Accident Lawyer Help?

The aftermath of an accident between a motor vehicle and a bicycle can be catastrophic. Even if the cyclist is wearing a helmet, the risk of suffering a life-changing injury remains high. If you were injured in a bike accident that was not your fault, a bicycle accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help you pursue financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, bike damage, and more. 

Our bicycle accident lawyers are familiar with Texas bicycle laws and know how to build a strong case that will hold the negligent driver accountable for the harm you have suffered. 

To give your case the best chance of success, you must contact a bicycle accident lawyer on our legal team as soon as possible. 

They will work tirelessly on your behalf to:

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We will remain by your side throughout the claims process, guiding you every step of the way. We will not allow the insurance company to intimidate you or harrass you and we will not back down until you recover every penny of compensation you’re owed.

Main Causes of Bike Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Bicycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes include:

Motorist-Cyclist Accidents

Many bicycle accidents happen when a driver fails to notice cyclists or they fail to give them enough space on the road.

How to Avoid: 

A cyclist should make themselves more visible by using lights and reflective gear, following traffic laws, and riding defensively. Drivers should be attentive, check blind spots, and give riders enough space when passing.

Dooring Accidents

Cyclists can be injured when a parked vehicle occupant opens their door into the path of the bicyclist without checking

How to Avoid: 

A cyclist should ride their bike far enough from a parked car to avoid dooring accidents. Drivers and passengers should check for cyclists before opening car doors.

Intersection Accidents

Accidents occur often at intersections when drivers fail to yield the right of way to cyclists or when cyclists run red lights.

How to Avoid: 
A cyclist should:
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Use hand signals to indicate turns
  • Make eye contact with drivers
Drivers should be aware of cyclists when turning and follow traffic laws.

Unsafe Road Conditions

Potholes, debris, obstacles in the road, uneven surfaces, and lack of road maintenance can cause bicycle accidents.

How to Avoid:

Riders should be on the lookout for obstacles and other road hazards, ride at a lower speed, and report any dangerous road conditions. 

Local authorities should report and address any road maintenance issues.

Distracted Riding

Riders who are using electronic devices or not paying attention to the road can be at risk of serious accidents.

How to Avoid:

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Riders should avoid using electronic devices while cycling and focus on the road.

Left-Turning Drivers

Bicyclists can be vulnerable when drivers make left turns without yielding.

How to Avoid:

Cyclists should be cautious at intersections, make themselves highly visible, and pay close attention to turning vehicles. 
Drivers should check for cyclists before making left turns.

Riding Against Traffic

A cyclist that rides against the flow of traffic can surprise drivers, increasing the risk of an accident.

How to Avoid:

Cyclists should always ride with traffic, follow traffic laws, and use bike lanes whenever available.

Poor Lighting Conditions

Riding without bike lights, especially at night, can make cyclists less visible to motorists

How to Avoid:

Bicyclists should use both front and rear lights and wear reflective clothing, in low-light conditions.

Lack of Protective Gear

Not wearing a helmet or using other types of protective gear can result in severe injuries in the event of an accident.

How to Avoid:

Riders should wear helmets and use other types of protective gear to reduce the risk of bodily injuries.

Inexperienced Cyclists

Lack of experience and cycling etiquette can lead to accidents.

How to Avoid:

New riders should take the time to learn and practice safe riding techniques.

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What Are Other Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents in Texas?

Bicycle accidents can result from various factors, involving both external conditions and the actions of cyclists and other road users. Common causes of bicycle accidents include:

Cyclist Actions

Running red lights, ignoring stop signs, or riding against traffic can lead to accidents.

Improper Turns or Lane Changes

Abrupt turns without signaling or changing lanes without checking for vehicles can cause accidents.

Weather Conditions

Rain, snow, or ice can create slippery conditions, reducing traction and increasing the likelihood of accidents.

Driver Behavior

Motorists failing to provide sufficient space for cyclists, engaging in aggressive driving, or not paying attention to bike lanes or cyclists on the road.

Speeding

Speeding vehicles may not have sufficient time to react to cyclists or may misjudge their speed, leading to accidents.

Blind Spots

Cyclists may enter a vehicle’s blind spot, making it difficult for drivers to see them.

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What is Recoverable Compensation in a Bike Accident?

If you were injured in a bike accident that was caused by a negligent driver, the damages you’re entitled to can depend on many factors. Your bike accident lawyer will investigate the accident, assess your claim and determine which damages you should pursue. 

Common types of accident damages bike accident victims may be entitled to include:

What Are Common Bicycle Accident Injuries?

The injuries sustained in a bicycle accident can range from soft tissue damage to life-altering injuries that can require ongoing medical treatment. 

Common types of injuries sustained in bike accidents include:

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A bicycle accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm will evaluate your case and assess your damages. They may consult with experts to accurately determine the total cost of future medical care needs, depending on the severity of your injuries, your prognosis, and other factors.

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What is the Statute of Limitations in Texas?

In Texas, you will have two years from the date of the accident to pursue compensation for your medical bills and other losses. If you fail to file a lawsuit within this time frame your case may be dismissed from court and you will be unable to recover compensation. When you work with a bike accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, you can rest assured that the paperwork will be filed correctly, and on time.

Contact Us Today!

If you were struck by a negligent motorist while walking, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our bicycle accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed for all of your accident-related costs.

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

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Our legal team understands how challenging it may be to visit us in person, especially if you suffered injuries in an accident, which is why we offer both in-person and virtual appointments. Our goal is to help accident victims in the great state of Texas, receive the experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance and support they need, conveniently, and as soon as possible following a personal injury accident or incident.