Houston Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Bicycle-Vehicle Collisions in Texas
Texas residents and tourists alike enjoy long stretches of gorgeous weather year-round. While riding a bicycle is a healthy and fun way to appreciate our state’s many amenities, certain dangers are present at any given point during your ride, especially when you are on public roadways. If another party negligently injures you or a loved one while cycling, it is a good idea to reach out to a Houston bicycle accident lawyer who can fight for the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills and other losses.
The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC is ready to investigate and analyze the circumstances surrounding your accident. Our legal team will preserve evidence and ensure that your case meets all applicable deadlines, including Texas’ two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. It is our goal to obtain the maximum recovery available from the insurance company or another liable third party on your behalf. Our aggressive approach has helped us recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Common Types of Bicycle Accidents
WhenThe Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC represents your case, we work tirelessly to establish why your bicycle accident happened and who caused it. This is vital if you want to get the most out of a claim and receive a settlement or civil court award.
Our Houston bicycle accident lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of bike accident cases, including those involving:
- Collisions with motor vehicles
- Turning accidents
- Blindspot accidents
- Improper lane changing
- Failure to yield to the right of way
- Speeding and other forms of reckless driving
- Intoxicated driving accidents
- Door opening accidents
Regardless of your accident’s cause, our legal team will utilize every available resource to pinpoint what went wrong. We examine and set aside police reports, accident photos, eyewitness statements, camera footage, cellphone records, and other forms of accident scene evidence to build your case. We may also work with accident reconstruction experts and economists to further prove your allegations or uncover new findings.
Find out how our team can help you with your bike accident claim; call (713) 561-5454 or contact us online 24/7 to request a free consultation.
Who Is Liable for a Bicycle Accident?
After a bicycle accident, establishing fault is one of the most challenging aspects of negotiating a settlement or litigating a fair civil award. However, it is also a crucial element of your claim.
Drivers owe you and others present duty of care, meaning they must obey all traffic laws and drive with care to avoid causing collisions with other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. When they breach this duty, and you are injured or your loved one tragically passes away as a result, you have a right to legal recourse.
However, many motorists deny their involvement or even try to place some of the blame on you. Do not let this happen. If the insurance adjuster and/or court finds you more than 50% at fault for the incident, you cannot file a claim or recover compensation for your damages. Even if you are found less than 50% to blame, the amount you can recover in damages will be adversely affected by your percentage of fault.
At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, our attorneys can fight back against the driver or insurance company’s efforts to dispute your claim and help you seek fair compensation from the liable party. This may include one or more of the following:
- The driver who hit you
- The driver’s insurance company
- A city, county, or state government
- Your insurance company
- Other third-parties involved
In rare cases, a bicycle manufacturer, retailer, or distributor is at fault, which means that you could also hold them responsible if they contributed to your or your family member’s accident.
Damages Available in Bicycle Accident Claims
Bicycle accidents can cause severe injuries that permanently affect victims’ lives, as well as the lives of their family members and loved ones. This often leads to immense physical pain, emotional suffering, and financial loss. By filing a personal injury claim after a bicycle accident, you can seek fair financial compensation for these damages.
Depending on the specific details of your case, we may be able to help you recover the following types of damages after a bike accident:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and decreased future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium and loss of services
- Emotional distress
- Physical impairment
As your legal team, we will look for every opportunity to obtain adequate coverage and compensation on your behalf. Your lawyer can also work directly with your medical provider to ensure that they know your legal situation. Your health, safety, and wellbeing are our top priorities.
Call (713) 561-5454 or submit a free and secure contact form to request a complimentary case evaluation today.
How Long Do You Have to File a Bike Accident Lawsuit in Texas?
Texas, like other states, has a statute of limitations that applies to your injury case. If you were harmed after a bicycle accident or your family member lost his or her life, you have up to two years from the date of injury or death to file a claim. If you miss this deadline, you no longer have a legal right to file a claim—with very few exceptions.
The sooner you act, the sooner our Houston bicycle accident lawyers can help you get the coverage you need through the available legal channels. We will also have additional time to investigate the cause of your accident and package a settlement demand without a deadline looming over your head. We encourage you to reach out to our team right away to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.
Contact Our Bike Accident Attorneys Today for a Free Consultation
If you or someone you love was involved in a devastating bicycle-vehicle collision in Houston or any of the surrounding areas, turn to the team at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC for the tireless legal representation you need. Our attorneys take the time to get to know you, listen to your story, and develop a personalized strategy tailored to the unique circumstances of your case. We are ready to fight for you and the full, fair compensation you are owed.
We are available 24/7 and provide legal services in English, Spanish, Urdu, and Arabic.
Our Promise To YouWhat Sets The Law Offices Of Omar Khawaja Apart?
Dedicated & Experienced CounselOur team has handled thousands of cases and we have the skills, insight, and commitment to fight for the results you need and deserve. We are not afraid to go to trial and will work until we obtain justice on your behalf.
Personal Touch to Personal InjuryAt The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. We work to get to know you and your case to understand how we can best assist with your goals.
Customized Legal StrategiesWe believe that no two cases are alike and work with you to understand, first and foremost, the details of your case and how our team can be most beneficial to you and your needs. Next, we work to collaborate with you on a targeted legal approach.
Commitment to Integrity
Your legal rights are our priority. We give our utmost attention to every case with outstanding morals and work ethic. Our team commits ourselves to ALWAYS providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality legal service around.
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Every case is different and every client has unique needs. Contact us today to see if we are the right lawyers for you.