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Dallas Bicyclist Hit By A Car Accident Attorney

Bicyclists are incredibly vulnerable on the roadways in and around the Dallas area. There is plenty of traffic here, and that the unfortunate reality is that drivers often ignore bicyclists on the street. This can be detrimental to a bicyclist’s safety. At our firm, we are here to help if you need a Dallas bicycle accident attorney by your side. We have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims and help clients recover the compensation they are entitled to for their losses.

Common Causes Of Bicycle Versus Car Crashes

When we turn to data available from the Texas Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 2,170 total bicycle crashes during the latest reporting year across the state (Texas refers to these incidents as pedalcyclists incidents). Out of these incidents, we know that there were:

  • 79 fatalities
  • 285 suspected serious injuries
  • 917 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 726 possible injuries

This data is alarming and shows us that, out of all the total bicycle crashes reported in Texas during that year, there were only 157 non-injury crashes. The reality is that bicyclists are incredibly vulnerable to severe injuries in the event they are struck by a motor vehicle.

Some of the most common causes of bicycle crashes throughout the Dallas area include drivers:

  • Failing to yield the right of way to a bicyclist
  • Ignoring stop signs and stoplights
  • Ignoring marked crosswalks or bike lanes
  • Following a bicyclist too closely
  • Passing a bicyclist too closely
  • Operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs

Most Common Bicyclist Injuries In Dallas

Bicyclists often sustain severe injuries when they are involved in accidents. As we mentioned above, the vast majority of bicycle accidents that are reported result in some sort of injury or even a fatality. At our firm, our Dallas bicycle accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries:

  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe road rash or lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other severe back or neck injury
  • Whiplash
  • Significant scarring or disfigurement

We also know that crash victim are likely to suffer from some sort of emotional or psychological, following the incident. This can include feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, sleeplessness, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our goal is to help clients recover compensation for all of their injuries, including the physical injuries mentioned above as well as their emotional and psychological injuries.

Call A Dallas Bicycle Accident Lawyer Immediately

If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of another driver in the Dallas area, contact the team at our firm for help today. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to fully investigate your bicycle accident claim and help you recover compensation for your medical bills, property damage expenses, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Dallas bicycle accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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