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Bicycle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 68 people were killed in bicycle accidents in Texas in 2016. Thousands more are injured every year.

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Accidents Between Bikes & Vehicles

When a vehicle hits a bicycle, the bicyclist is at risk of serious or catastrophic injury, due to the differences in size and weight, as well as the lack of protection on a bike. Injuries can result from seemingly minor crashes, resulting in medical bills and the inability to work. More serious accidents can result in traumatic brain injury, paralysis, or even death.

Some common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include:

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident between a bike and vehicle, the first step should be to get medical attention for your injuries. After your initial medical needs have been met, it is important to determine who is at fault for your accident. When the driver is at fault, the injured cyclist can seek compensation for injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the driver’s insurance company.

Compensation for Injuries Sustained in Bicycle Accidents

If you were injured and the driver of the automobile was at fault, you deserve to receive fair compensation for damages from the driver’s insurance provider. This should include coverage for long-term medical expenses in addition to the more immediate costs.

The burden of medical expenses should not fall on the victims of these accidents. Call Brian C. Gutierrez, PLLC to put a Bryan bicycle accident lawyer with over 12 years of experience on your side.

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