Bicyclists do not have much protection from the force of a passenger vehicle slamming into them, and it is not uncommon for these incidents to cause catastrophic injuries or fatalities. At Bonilla Law Firm PLLC, we are standing by to help when you need a skilled Austin bicycle accident attorney. Our team will conduct a complete investigation into your case so we can obtain any compensation you may be entitled to for your bicycle accident injuries. We will not back down from aggressive insurance carriers or at-fault parties as we work to ensure you are treated fairly.
Bike accident victims need to seek assistance from our skilled personal injury attorneys to help with their case. An attorney will be able to provide the resources and legal expertise necessary to fully investigate the incident and determine liability. An Austin bicycle accident lawyer will get to work immediately in order to preserve evidence related to the case, including any video surveillance available, statements from eyewitnesses, and any physical evidence from the scene of the crash.
Additionally, a bicycle accident lawyer will work with trusted medical and economic professionals to help calculate a victim’s total expected losses in order to properly negotiate a fair settlement.
When we turn to data available from the Texas Department of Transportation, we can see that there were a total of 2,547 crashes involving bicycles reported during the latest year across the State of Texas. Out of these incidents, there were 68 fatalities as well as the following:
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for victims in bicycle accidents to sustain severe injuries in these crashes. At the Bonilla Law Firm PLLC, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys regularly help bicycle accident clients who have sustained the following:
Our attorneys also help bicycle accident victims who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the crash and their subsequent injuries. While these injuries may not be as visible as the traumatic injuries listed above, they still dramatically affect a bicycle accident victim’s well-being.
Bicycle accident victims in Austin have a limited amount of time to file their injury claim in court. The Texas personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. This gives bicycle accident victims a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party, or they will lose the right to recover fair compensation for their injuries.
However, insurance carriers involved in these cases have reporting deadlines as well. Injury victims are required to report the incident to their insurance carriers very soon after the accident occurs, or they risk having their claim delayed or denied.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a bicycle accident caused by another driver negligence or careless actions of another driver, you may be entitled to various types of economic damages. At the Bonilla Law Firm PLLC, our team is regularly able to help clients recover the following:
When you need an Austin bicycle accident attorney, contact us at (512) 441-9411 or complete our online contact form. Our Austin bicycle accident injury lawyers offer free consultations to help answer any initial questions an injured victim might have. If you or a loved one have fallen suffered injuries from a bicycle accident, our attorneys are here to help you and your family recover what was lost from the accident.