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Bicycle Accidents

Temple Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Attorneys for Bicyclists in Temple, TX

Every year, hundreds of bicyclists are injured or killed in accidents that are caused by negligent drivers. The injuries that result from these accidents can be devastating, leaving victims with permanent disabilities and in need of extensive medical care and treatment. In addition to the physical and emotional trauma that victims and their families face, they also often suffer from overwhelming financial burdens.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident, our legal team at the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. is available to help you understand your rights and how to pursue financial compensation for your damages. By working with a lawyer, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the legalities of your case and fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.

For a free case evaluation with a Temple bicycle accident attorney, contact us online or call (254) 938-6885.

Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Bicycle accidents can be caused by several different factors, though they are often the result of negligent drivers. Some of the most common causes of bike accidents include:

  • Driver Negligence: This is the leading cause of bike accidents. When drivers are not paying attention, speeding, or otherwise driving negligently, they can easily collide with a bicyclist and cause serious harm.
  • Dooring: This occurs when a driver or passenger opens a car door into the path of an oncoming bicyclist.
  • Defective Bicycles: In some cases, bicycle accidents are caused by defective bicycles or bicycle parts, such as brakes or handlebars.
  • Poor Road Design: Some bike accidents are caused by poor road design or maintenance, such as roads with potholes and other hazards.
  • Drunk Driving: When drivers choose to get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they can cause serious accidents and injuries.

Texas Bicycle Laws

Bicycles are considered vehicles under Texas law, and cyclists are required to follow the same traffic laws as motor vehicles. This includes obeying traffic signals, yielding to pedestrians, and riding in the same direction as traffic on the right side of the road.

There is no statewide law requiring adults to wear helmets while riding bicycles. However, some local ordinances may mandate helmet use for minors under a certain age.

Motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to cyclists when necessary, just as they would to any other vehicle. This includes giving cyclists enough space when passing and not cutting them off.

Cyclists have the right to use the roadway, and motorists must share the road with them. Motorists are required to give at least three feet of clearance when passing cyclists, and they should be cautious when opening doors to avoid hitting cyclists.

Generally, cyclists in Texas are allowed to ride on sidewalks unless local ordinances prohibit it. When riding on sidewalks, cyclists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and give an audible signal before passing.

In the event of a bicycle accident, liability may depend on factors such as negligence, recklessness, and adherence to traffic laws. Both cyclists and motorists can be held liable for accidents if they are found to have acted negligently or violated traffic laws.

How Our Firm Can Help You

After a bicycle accident, you may be contacted by the insurance company and offered a settlement. It is important to be cautious when accepting any settlement offer. The initial offer is almost always far less than you need and deserve to cover your damages. By working with an attorney, you can have someone on your side who will maximize your compensation

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we can help you with all aspects of your bicycle accident case, including:

  • Investigating the cause of the accident and collecting evidence to support your case
  • Working with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and other professionals who can help us build a strong case for you
  • Calculating the full value of your damages, including both your current and future losses
  • Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf and fighting for the maximum settlement you are owed
  • Taking your case to court, if necessary, to seek a verdict in your favor

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we have extensive experience handling all types of bicycle accident cases, and we are prepared to put our knowledge and skills to work for you. Our Temple bicycle accident lawyers are available to answer your questions and address your concerns today.

Contact us online or call (254) 938-6885 to request a free case evaluation.

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