The United States—and Texas in particular—is run by cars. For bicyclists, that means more dangerous roads. When a driver is careless on those roads, cyclists can suffer the consequences.
If you were injured in a bicycle accident, a bicycle accident lawyer serving Killeen from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can step in to defend your right to financial recovery.
What You Receive for Your Case Is Based on the Circumstances of Your Accident
Bike accident injuries are often more serious than those from other collisions. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, despite making up only one percent of all trips, cyclists face increased risks for injury and death compared to those traveling by car.
While you recover physically, the staff at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, can help you recover financially by pursuing damages. Any accident-related expenses could qualify:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment
Financial recovery is relative to what you experienced, such as length of rehabilitation, permanent consequences, and mental health consequences. With that, you can expect our bicycle collision attorneys to take a personal approach to your case.
If You Lost a Loved One in a Bicycle Accident
We have seen that bicycle accidents in Killeen have turned fatal. The Killen Daily Herald reported that a 77-year old man succumbed to his bicycle accident-related related injuries on I-14 in September 2020.
If your family member passed away because of a bicycle collision, you have recourse to pursue financial recovery for:
- Remaining medical costs
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of consortium
- Lost financial support
- Pain and suffering
Typically, spouses, parents, and children can file for wrongful death according to Texas law. You deserve help and closure following this loss, and we want to help you get it.
What a Bicycle Accident Attorney at Our Firm Can Do for You
With D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, you don’t just hire a lawyer—you hire a team that supports your case in several areas.
For instance, on your behalf, we can talk to:
- Insurance adjusters
- Negligent parties
Interacting with people isn’t the only thing we do for you. Our investigators and paralegals on staff will compile evidence such as:
- Photos and video
- Drivers’ background information
- Medical records
- Police reports
We are committed to reducing the amount of work and stress you face in the wake of your accident. To that end, we also coordinate:
- Medical care
We Want to Make the Legal Process Convenient and Smooth for You
Our bicycle accident lawyers can come to you in Killeen if you are unable to come to our office. We can meet in your home, office, or even at the hospital.
Our pursuit of convenience for you extends to how we share information. We answer calls 24/7 and return emails quickly, as well as explain:
- Legal terminology
- Settlement offer terms
- The statute of limitations under Texas law
You don’t need to be fluent in legalese to follow developments in your case. We keep you updated regularly and make sure you understand where your case is headed.
Our previous clients can testify to these priorities, and many have highlighted our clear explanations, prompt responses, and empathy. Check out their testimonials to learn more about their experiences.
What to Know About Negligence and Liability in a Bicycle Accident
Bicycle accident cases arise when someone’s action or inaction violates a duty of care and causes injury that could have been prevented. Everyone on the road has a duty to avoid harming others. Violations could be:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield
- Improper turns
- Running lights or signs
If you suspect one of these behaviors or another negligent act caused your accident and left you injured, you could have grounds for a case.
If an Insurance Company Claims You Were Partly At Fault
Insurance adjusters are adept at finding ways to avoid paying damages, which can involve placing some blame on cyclists. For example, they may claim you were not paying enough attention or violated the law.
According to Texas law, you can be held responsible for your role in an accident. However, as long as the other party was at least 51 percent at fault, you can pursue financial recovery from them. However, your damages are reduced by your percentage of fault.
Nonetheless, we can fight an insurance company that attempts to place more blame on you. You were the one hit by another vehicle and deserve financial recovery for what you suffered. We work to protect your right to those damages.
If Another Party Was Responsible for Your Bicycle Accident
While many bicycle accidents are caused by drivers, other parties could have played a role or be solely responsible, such as:
- Other cyclists
- Bike designers
- Product manufacturers
- Property owners
- Government entities
You may have collided with another bicyclist who was not paying attention or breaking the law. We can hold them liable for their role in your injuries.
Designers and manufacturers can also be held accountable for creating and selling faulty products like defective tires, steering, or brakes. We can examine your bike and investigate similar cases to determine if this was a factor.
The road itself may have contributed. Private property owners must maintain their premises, while government entities like cities and counties can also be pursued for damages if they failed to maintain roadways. We will explore all avenues for financial recovery.
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, Today and Receive a Case Evaluation
Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ has been helping victims just like you. Get answers today about how one of our lawyers serving Killeen can help you after a bicycle accident.
Call our firm at (713) 850-8600 now.
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