Texas Bicycle Accident Attorney

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  • $11,329,500

    $6,755,449 to Client

    Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death
    Gross: $11,329,500.00
    Fees: $4,531,800.00
    Expenses: $41,751.38
    Net: $6,755,448.62
  • $5,924,630

    $3,457,992 to Client

    Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death
    Gross Amount: $5,924,630.00
    Legal Fees: $2,369,854.40
    Expenses: $96,790.05
    To Client: $3,457,991.55
  • $3,776,500

    $2,503,857 to Client

    Wrongful Death
    Negligence/ Wrongful Death
    Gross: $3,776,500
    Fees: $1,258,707
    Exp: $13,917
    To Client: $2,503,857
  • $2,092,500

    $747,038 to Client

    Wrongful Death
    Wrongful Death
    Gross:  $2,092,500.00
    Fees:  $837,000.00
    Expenses: $7,961.64
    Net: $747,038.36
  • $2,019,751

    $1,173,599 to Client

    Breach of Contract
    Breach of Contract
    Gross: $2,019,751
    Fees: $673,183
    Expenses: $172,968
    To Client: $1,173,599

Texas Bicycle Accident Injury Attorney

Being involved in a bicycle accident is an overwhelming experience for any victim. The consequences can be severe for a bicycle accident victim because he or she may be thrown from the bike and into a stationary object, into oncoming traffic or into other people.

The other issue that makes bicycle accident injuries so severe for Texans choosing to ride their bikes for recreational purposes or to get to work is the fact that they are commonly hurt in what is known as 'dooring' accidents. These happen when a is car parked at the curb and as a bicyclist is driving by, a passenger inside a car fails to look out the rear-view mirror and swings the car open such that the bicyclist hits it and is thrown head first over the bike. These can lead to catastrophic injuries including TBIs, concussions and spinal cord paralysis.

Bicyclists who are injured in Texas accidents maybe entitled to recover compensation with the help of a Texas bicycle accident attorney but a prompt investigation of the accident scene and thorough analysis of the medical conditions sustained in the accident are crucial for developing a claim for compensation.

With so many things to worry about in the wake of recovering from an accident, such as figuring out how you will be able to pay your medical bills and how to attend all of these required rehabilitation and treatment opportunities, it may be difficult to know where to turn or how to get help.

The right Texas bicycle accident lawyer can help you to work through this process and ensure that you are able to attend all of your appointments, surgeries and rehabilitation therapy with minimal impact on your life. Knowing that someone else is handling the legal aspects of your claim by developing a comprehensive strategy to recover compensation can give you peace of mind that you have a future that is well worth fighting for.

How Does a Bicycle Accident Injury Claim Work?

One of the first things you need to do after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident is ensure that you have the medical care you need to recover. Having a doctor and medical team who can advise you of the diagnosis you have received after the accident and the most appropriate course of treatment will free you up to know that you are on the path to recovery.

The compensation claims process after a bicycle accident can be assisted by hiring a knowledgeable Texas bicycle accident attorney. You may have grounds to make a claim for compensation if you have suffered physical injuries as a result of an accident that was not your fault.

Contacting knowledgeable bicycle accident lawyers in Texas gives you the first chance to better understand what's involved in recovering compensation, whether this is through settlement or a jury verdict in a litigated claim. It's important to realize that the vast majority of bicycle accident claims in Texas are settled without a lawsuit being filed or without a trial. Having an attorney to guide you through this process, however, and to show the other side that you are serious about getting the damage compensation you deserve is important.

The pre-lawsuit stages include:

  • Accident investigation
  • Doctor's release to return to work
  • Doctor's release from medical care
  • Obtaining your medical bills and medical records
  • Submitting your lost wage and medical compensation to the insurance company
  • Informal settlement negotiations

At this stage, you may be able to arrive at a settlement number that allows you to recover a substantial award to move on with your life. However, if you are unable to resolve the lawsuit at this point in time, you may proceed to the settlement stages. Steps of a lawsuit include:

  • Filing the lawsuit with the help of a Texas bicycle accident lawyer
  • Written discovery
  • Deposition of all necessary parties
  • Depositions of witnesses and doctors
  • Mediation or a formal settlement conference
  • Trial
  • Appeals

Having a Texas bicycle accident lawyer who knows the landscape and who is committed to pursuing all possible compensation in your case is extremely important for your own future.

Do I Need a Texas Bicycle Accident Injury Attorney?

You may think that you should try to handle a claim like this on your own, however, getting help from an attorney is extremely important. Any accident involving a car and a cyclist or a truck and a cyclist is very serious. A bicycle does not afford the same safeguards as a vehicle and in many cases, the cyclist is outclassed in terms of resilience to injuries in an accident and the weight of the vehicles involved.

If you have significant injuries, you need to consult with a Texas bicycle accident lawyer regarding the injuries. Dealing with an insurance company in Texas after an accident can be very difficult because it may be tempting to take the first settlement offer that is presented to you. You may accept a refusal of compensation from an insurance company because you simply want to move on with your life.

When you are in the wake of dealing with various medical bills associated to your injuries, it is difficult to think straight and figure out what is truly in your best interests. This is where a Texas bicycle accident lawyer comes in. Thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars may be involved in a Texas bicycle accident case depending on the severity of injuries and therefore, you need someone who is familiar with the law and navigating within it to get you your compensation. Working with an experienced and qualified Texas bicycle accident lawyer helps you to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case.

Types of Bicycle Accident Injuries That Occur in Texas

Some of the most common injuries sustained in a Texas bicycle accident include:

  • Concussion
  • Torn ligaments
  • Broken bones
  • Fractured bones
  • Road rash
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury

Even a minor bicycle crash can lead to the rider not being able to attend work for many weeks a time or enjoy their normal day to day life. The impact of a motor vehicle against a pedal bike or a rider who is thrown into the hard road surface will most likely suffer some sort of blunt force trauma or broken bones.

Some of the most devastating injuries sustained in bicycle accidents cannot be easily diagnosed by the naked eye or at the scene of the accident. These include traumatic brain injuries and concussions so it is important to be evaluated in full for potential medical issue immediately after the accident occurs. The right lawyer is a significant negotiation tool when you are interested in recovering compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

How Will a Texas Bicycle Accident Attorney Help Me?

Trying to handle a claim like this on your own in the wake of attending all of your necessary treatments for your injuries can be overwhelming and exposes you to the possibility of making mistakes. In order to avoid this, you should retain an attorney early on to:

  • Handle the insurance company on your behalf.
  • Collect the relevant evidence associated with your injuries and present it in settlement negotiations to the insurance company or in preparation for trial.
  • Communicate with your doctors about your official diagnosis and the long-term treatment plans.
  • File all necessary legal paperwork to pursue compensation.
  • Keep you informed of the status of your case as it moves towards the trial stage.

Attorneys may be able to help you recover a broad range of damages in a serious Texas bicycle accident case including lost wages, pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses and more. Scheduling a consultation today while the facts of the accidents are still fresh in your mind can give you further information about what you need to do to protect yourself.

How Does a Bicycle Accident Injury Claim Work?

As is mentioned above, if you have your own car insurance policy and the other driver leaves the scene of the accident or doesn’t have insurance, you may need to initiate the claim status with your own insurance carrier. However, contacting the other party's insurance company and initiating a claim is also strongly recommended where this is possible. An injury claim may involve evaluation by doctors and the receipt of a denial of the claim overall or of a settlement offer early on. If you are unable to come to terms with the insurance company, you may need to file a legal claim.

It is strongly recommended that you have a Texas bicycle accident lawyer on your side for the duration in any case because you are likely to undervalue your claim and may be tempted to take a settlement offer that does not fully compensate you for the injuries you have sustained. If you are unable to reach terms of agreement during mediation or outside of court, your case will proceed to litigation, and can still be resolved in settlement during this time but may also lead to a verdict.

Texas Bicycle Accident Injury Statistics
  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2015, 51 bicyclists were killed. This represented a 2% increase from 2014.
  • More than 900 cyclists were killed in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • More than 494,000 victims went to the emergency room due to bicycle accident related injuries.

Bicycle accidents present a serious risk for anyone who is hurt in them. Pedestrians and other passengers may also be hurt when a negligent driver tries to swerve to avoid a serious accident.

Texas Insurance Laws Regarding Bicycle Accidents

You may be eligible to pursue an injury claim with your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Identifying whether or not the other driver involved had appropriate insurance coverage is the first step and therefore you need to retain a bicycle accident lawyer in Texas who is fully prepared to evaluate your claim and develop a comprehensive strategy to protect your interests.

Why Choose Our Firm?

Reyna Injury Lawyers has a track record of representing bicyclists who are suffering with serious and life alternating injuries including TBIs, spinal cord paralysis, amputations and more. When your focused needs to be on medical recovery and attending your necessary treatments, Reyna Injury Lawyers works hard on your behalf to recover the compensation you need to put your life back together.

Common Questions About Texas Bicycle Accident Claims
Almost every cyclist has had at least a close call if not an accident. Understanding the steps you need to take immediately after a collision could help to protect your right to file a claim. The steps you should take is moving out of the street, checking yourself for injuries, staying as calm as possible, being careful with what you say, collecting information and following up while scheduling a consultation with an experienced Texas bicycle accident lawyer.
The short answer to this in the majority of the cases is yes. The policy of the driver who struck you will be able to cover any injuries or damages that are caused by the insured driver. These include injuries to pedestrians, cyclists, physical property damage as well as passengers or drivers inside the vehicle. If you have car insurance policy of your own, you may be able to recover coverage through this as well.
If you are involved in an accident and the driver is found negligent, you are within your rights to seek compensation for the damages to your bicycle as well as the injuries you sustained. Your Texas bicycle accident lawyer can help you to negotiate this.
If you are involved with a motorist who flees the scene of the accident or who does not have the appropriate insurance coverage, you could be covered by your insurance company and be entitled to file a personal injury claim to recover additional compensation.
The answer to this is complicated and long and dependent on the individual circumstances of your case. There are numerous different factors that determine your case value, including property damage, lost wages, future and current medical bills and pain and suffering. Knowing that you have a lawyer who is working as hard as possible to negotiate on your behalf can free you up to focus on what is most important during this time which is your recovery.
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    Reyna Injury Lawyers are the best!  It is difficult to find an attorney that is truly concerned about your well being through difficult times.  I was in a motor vehicle accident in 2015.  The firm quickly handled my claim and guided me through the process every step of the way.  I would recommend them to anyone every single time!

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    This Law Firm is excellent.  My elderly father was in a car accident earlier this year and suffered some personal injuries.  Juan Reyna and his assistant Arnie Medina guided my father through his rights within the legal system and the insurance claims process.  They settlement my father’s case, and my father was very pleased.  We do not know how we would have managed without them.  I highly recommend Reyna Injury Lawyers for any injury claim!

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    Mr. Reyna represented my wife in a personal injury case.  She was hit from behind an 18 wheeler and the insurance company denied much of the medical bills.  Mr. Reyna personally met with the insurance company executive and worked out a settlement much higher then she expected.  Mr. Reyna and his staff are kind and professional.  Two thumbs up!

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