Conroe Bicycle Accident Attorney
A Legal Team Willing to Fight on Your Behalf
Cyclists are the most vulnerable roadway user groups in Texas and across the nation. And, although they only make up about one percent of roadway traffic, they account for 2% of all crash deaths each year. Bicycle accidents in Conroe and all over the country can leave victims in the hospital, out of work, and feeling like they’re out of options. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident due to somebody else’s dangerous, negligent, or distracted behavior, you need to speak with a bicycle accident attorney in Conroe as soon as possible about your injuries.
Contact Scott Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We can help you better understand your options so you can focus on recovery.
Bicycle Crashes by the Numbers
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
- In 2018, 857 bicyclists were killed in traffic crashes, up 7 percent from 800 in 2017
- Bicycle fatalities have increased by 38% since reaching their lowest point in 2010
- Deaths among bicyclists younger than 20 have declined by nearly 90% since 1975, while deaths among those age 20 and older have nearly tripled
- More than 60% of bicyclists killed were not wearing helmets
- Most fatal bicycle crashes happened at non-intersections (63%)
- Bicyclist deaths occur most often between the hours of 6 pm to 9 pm (21%)
Distracted Drivers & Bicycle Accidents
The distracted driving epidemic has taken a toll on cyclists in Texas and across the country. Distracted drivers aren’t paying attention to the road and are likely to leave their lane or engage in other dangerous driving maneuvers around cyclists and other roadway users.
Some common causes of injury-causing and fatal bicycle accidents include:
- Distracted drivers
- Alcohol or drug-impaired drivers
- Drivers ‘buzzing’ cyclists
- Defective bicycle equipment and parts- faulty forks, stems, frames, quick-releases, seat posts, and handlebars
- Left-hand turn accidents
- Reckless driving
Costs Associated with Bicycle Accidents
Your initial hospital bill after a bicycle accident is just the tip of the iceberg. Depending upon the seriousness of your injuries, you could be facing multiple surgical procedures, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the lifelong impact of a chronic or potentially irreversible condition or injury. While the medical bills are piling up, you could be out of work for months or years. A family member might also have to miss work in order to take you to any important doctor’s appointments, or even quit their job indefinitely to provide necessary home care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries to cyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion nationwide.
Bicycle Accident Injuries
Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable roadway user groups for many reasons. They don’t have airbags, seat belts, or steel safety cages to protect them in the event of a crash. Even with helmets and other protective gear, cyclists can become devastatingly, catastrophically, and even fatally injured in crashes involving larger passenger occupant vehicles. What might only be a fender-bender for your car could be a deadly crash for a bicycle rider. A variety of different injuries can occur, such as neck and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, loss of limbs, paralysis, fractures, abrasions, internal organ damage, and many other moderate to severe injuries.
After a Bicycle Accident
After a bicycle accident, you need to have your immediate medical needs addressed first. If you were airlifted, took an ambulance, or went to see your family doctor the following day, you need to get checked out. Once your immediate medical needs have been addressed, you need to get in touch with a bicycle accident attorney. It’s also essential that you don’t fix any of the damage that happened to your bicycle during the accident. This could be important to your injury claim and possible lawsuit. Be careful to document everything as much as possible for use later.
When to Call a Bicycle Accident Attorney in Conroe
It’s essential to speak with a bicycle accident attorney about your case. You may be able to recover compensation for several burdens that you had to face. This includes hospital bills, future medical care, rehabilitation expenses, loss of income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and a loss of quality of life. Whether you were hit by a car or cut off in traffic, a lawyer is your advocate. Together, our lawyers allow you to recover from your injuries while helping you put your life back together.
Call our firm at (936) 243-4299 today to speak to a member of our team. We are committed to helping you however we can.
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“Patrick is professional and down to earth, he is great at easing your nerves during the process and goes out of his way to make sure your case is taken care of.”- Katie E.