How Bicycle accident lawyers can help
Our Law Firm is one of the oldest and most respected plaintiff’s personal injury firms in Texas. For over 20 years, our bicycle accident lawyers have dealt with cases involving serious injury and fatalities involving bicycles, and have secured judgments for their clients that have enabled them to live with security and dignity. Some of these individuals had suffered serious physical injuries including brain damage and spinal cord injury. Other clients have been families in which a loved one suffered a wrongful death in a bicycle crash.
Bicycle accident by the roadside
Our accident lawyers have successfully represented persons who have suffered bicycle injuries and families who have lost loved ones in bicycle crashes throughout Texas.
As bicycle accident lawyers, we seek to relieve clients of anxiety and uncertainty about their cases. We work closely with each client to make sure we understand their needs and concerns, and to see that those issues are addressed so that the client can be completely focused on his recovery and his family. Because we have handled so many bicycle injury cases, we are able to lay out a course of action that will take a client to the conclusion of their case with minimal anxiety and stress. The most helpful service our accident lawyers can render their clients is to prosecute their case aggressively, helping them achieve the fairest monetary result we can obtain. At the same time, we try to help our clients return to the life they enjoyed before the collision.
When our Law Firm takes on a bicycle injury case, a senior bicycle injury attorney assumes responsibility for the case and assembles a legal team of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and other staff to investigate and research the case. We strive to understand all that occurred in the crash, to carefully assess the evidence, the site of the crash and surrounding area, and all relevant circumstances. We evaluate the quality and functioning of the bicycle and of safety equipment, especially helmets. We review medical records to determine the full extent of the injury. We will look first at your medical needs, to assure that you are getting the appropriate medical care and the rehabilitation you need.
Competitive bike rider
Our bicycle accident lawyers are committed to a thorough and accurate investigation for any client on whose behalf we undertake representation. Unlike most personal injury firms, we have a full-time investigative staff that we can deploy to thoroughly investigate every reasonable claim. In cases involving bicycle injury, gathering the facts and evidence as soon as possible can be critical to the success of a case. We offer prospective clients unparalleled resources to accomplish the necessary investigation.
We recommend these important actions after a bicycle crash to protect your rights:
Get the information you need whether or not police are present, you’ll need to get names and contact information for any witnesses, and secure driver’s license and insurance information with all drivers involved.
Notify your insurance carrier. As soon as you can, contact your insurance carrier and tell them about the collision. Be sure to cooperate fully with your insurance company.
Know the Statutes of Limitation These laws limit the time by when one must file a claim or a lawsuit. It is important to know which statutes apply to your particular circumstance. It is wise to contact a bicycle accident lawyer very soon after the crash in order to make sure that your rights are not forfeited, and that you can pursue your civil remedies.
Start the Investigation. It is crucially important for the investigation of the crash to begin while memories are fresh, and before critical evidence at the collision scene has been removed, washed away, or otherwise eliminated.
Our bicycle accident lawyers employ three full-time accident investigators who will travel throughout Texas to help find vital evidence for our lawyers and secure it for your case. While you are receiving medical care and recovering, you may not feel ready to have your case resolved, yet evidence collection needs to be underway. Our investigative staff can obtain factual statements, scene photographs, accurate measurements, and collision photographs, leaving you to focus on your recovery and return to the quality of life you enjoyed before your injuries.
F.A.Q. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DOG BITE AND DOG ATTACK INJURIES
HOW FREQUENT ARE DOG BITE AND DOG ATTACK INJURIES?
The US Center for Disease Control reports that every year more than 4.7 million Americans suffer a dog bite injury. Of these, nearly 800,000 require medical attention, and about one percent of dog attack victims require hospitalization for their care.
WHAT IS THE RISK OF DOG BITES FOR CHILDREN?
About half of all children in the US will be bitten by a dog before they are 18. Seventy percent of the victims of serious dog bites and dog attack injuries who require hospitalization are children, and about 70 percent of those who die from dog bites are children.
ARE CERTAIN GROUPS AT HIGHER RISK FOR DOG BITES AND DOG ATTACKS?
The elderly have a higher rate of dog attacks, as do service workers such as mail carriers, other delivery persons, meter readers, home health aides, and others who make house calls, and are therefore more exposed to dogs.
IS THE FREQUENCY OF DOG BITES INCREASING IN THE US?
Dog bites are increasing faster than dog ownership. Between 1986 and the present, dog ownership increased 2 percent, and dog bites requiring medical treatment increased 36 percent.
ARE SOME DOG BREEDS’ BITES MORE DANGEROUS?
More than half of all documented serious dog attacks in the US involve Rottweilers or pit bulls.
HOW CAN I REDUCE MY RISK OF A DOG ATTACK?
Do not approach dogs you don’t know well, nor those unaccompanied by an owner. Avoid packs of dogs. Do not provoke or tease any dog, whether you know it well or not.
WHAT AGE GROUPS ARE MOST ARE MOST AT RISK FOR DOG ATTACKS?
Children 14 and under are the most frequent victims of dog attacks. Seventy percent of fatal dog attacks and
more than half of bite wounds requiring medical attention involve children. Among children, the group suffering the highest incidence of dog attacks is 5 to 9-year-old boys. Dog bite injuries are the third leading cause of emergency admission of children to hospitals.
ARE THERE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS FROM DOG ATTACKS?
The emotional trauma resulting from being attacked by a dog is a central element in many dog bite cases. People often suffer from post-traumatic distress disorder, with symptoms of sleep disturbance, flashbacks of the attack, severe anxiety and irritability, impaired concentration, and persistent fear of dogs.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE WHEN A DOG ATTACKS AND INJURES A PERSON?
Under Texas law, dog owners are liable when their dog bites someone, and the attack victim does not have to prove fault or negligence. This law does not apply to a person who is bitten while trespassing.
DO HOMEOWNERS AND RENTERS INSURANCE COVER DOG ATTACKS?
The Insurance Information Institute, an insurance industry group, states that homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies typically cover dog bite liability. Most policies provide $100,000 to $300,000 in liability coverage. If the claim exceeds the limit, the dog owner is responsible for all damages above that amount, including legal expenses. However, some carriers are now excluding certain breeds from coverage.
ARE SUPPORT GROUPS HELPFUL FOR DOG ATTACK SURVIVORS?
A support group of other dog attack survivors can be invaluable. People who have experienced what the new survivor is experiencing can help a dog attack survivor deal with persistent psychological symptoms. Other survivors can help a new dog attack victim find a way to live with scarring and come to believe that that the future is worth working towards. Many dog bite and dog attack survivors also make use of psychotherapy to help them deal with the challenges of this period.
How to Choose a Personal Injury Attorney
When choosing a personal injury attorney, there are several points to keep in mind. Your lawyer must always have your best interests at heart and work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. At our Law Firm, the personal injury lawyers work hard to provide you with a feeling of comfort and family surroundings, while offering you the security of representation with the skill and aggressive style to win both large and small awards. No case is too large; no case is too small.
We understand how important the health and well-being of your family are, and we will work very hard to see that you and your family are seen by medical specialists and that your condition and/or injuries are well-documented throughout the process. If you are unable to come to us, we will come to you at your doctor’s office, the hospital, or your home.
You Are the Reason We are in Business
You must be able to trust your attorneys completely. If you are worried about how much you will be charged for their representation, or how well they will handle the circumstances of your case, then they are not the right attorneys for you. We are proud of our level of commitment and the community support we receive. We work hard to get fair settlements from which we never take excessive and unfair commissions.
You need a personal injury attorney who genuinely cares about your welfare and will do anything possible to help you maintain order in your life during your difficult time. We represent each of our clients equally whether they are from a poor background or are used to the finer things in life. We treat each client like a member of our own family.
We want you to know that regardless of whether or not you are a legal United States citizen and employed, you are entitled to be heard in a court of law if you have been injured in an accident.
We also insist on maintaining a realistic client load at all times so that we can give each client the individual attention and care that they deserve. When you call us, you will always speak with or receive a return call back from one of the attorneys.
What You Should Look For in a Personal Injury Attorney
When choosing the right personal injury attorney. You should expect the following:
A good referral from the American Bar Association
Good references from your family and friends
Experience in dealing with your situation and good results from those cases
Details of legal fees and how and when they are charged
A good relationship between you and your lawyer
Be patient, but expect regular case updates
Establish the option of finding another lawyer if you are dissatisfied
Choosing the right personal injury attorney should be the most important initial factor in your case. The wrong lawyer will not represent you well and will cheat you out of the money you deserve. Please contact our personal injury lawyers today to find out how we can meet your needs.
Personal Injury Lawyer
When a person has been injured due to the carelessness of another, they have the right to file a case against that person and to be reimbursed for medical expenses, loss of wages, and other damages that result from that injury. We are a personal injury Law Firm that devotes the majority of our law practice to representing clients who have suffered a personal injury caused by someone else’s negligence. Many of their cases are motor vehicle accidents that have resulted in serious injury.
They have successfully represented clients in cases that range in settlement value from a few hundred dollars to a few million dollars, with equal dedication and commitment. No case is too small or too large for them to devote their time and resources.
Causes of Personal Injury
A personal injury, depending on the severity of the victim’s injuries, can result in ongoing rehabilitation, permanent disability and much unnecessary suffering. The most common types of personal injury cases result from:
Drunk driving accidents
Dog bite injuries
Evidence and Witnesses
In order for a personal injury lawyer to effectively represent your case, they must be able to obtain and present valid evidence of the cause and result of your injuries. This material is discovered by the exceptional, professional, and exhaustive resources that our Law Firm employs for the investigation of each of their cases.
They also locate and interview any witnesses who can testify to the events leading up to and including the client’s injuries. Expert witnesses are also called to testify as to the validity of the circumstances and evidence presented in each case.
Our Law Firm will also employ the use of professionals to review and clarify the accuracy of any records relating to a personal injury case. These may involve victim records, medical records, eye witness accounts, and any other relevant material that will aid in building a successful case representing their client.
If you are the victim of a personal injury, it is very important that you record daily events, thoughts, feelings, and conversations relating to your injury so that you can supply this information to your personal injury lawyer. These items document how your injury has affected you physically and mentally. They will also aid your lawyer in representing you accurately, even if the case lasts for several months or longer.
We are well known in the community for providing exceptional and aggressive representation to all clients, no matter what their financial, employment, or citizenship status may be. If you have been injured in the United States as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you are entitled to legal representation and compensation. Please contact our dedicated and caring personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free case evaluation. We will arrange a meeting in a place convenient to you if you are unable to come to us.
Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Motor vehicle accidents account for more personal injury claims than any other type of accident. Our Law Firm of auto accident lawyers dedicates the majority of their legal practice to representing victims who have been involved in some type of motor vehicle accident. We know and appreciate how important the health and happiness of your family are, and we will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve following a serious injury.
We want you to know that regardless of whether or not you are a legal United States citizen and employed, you are entitled to be heard in a court of law if you have been injured in an accident. We are passionate about working exhaustively to get you doctors’ appointments, to keep everything related to your injury documented, and to ensure you get a fair settlement for your injuries.
We are known in the community and have a network of professionals who work with us to make sure you get timely medical appointments and are well taken care of following the trauma of being injured in a vehicle accident. Let our family help your family during this time. No case is too large; no case is too small.
Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents
The three major types of motor vehicle accidents include:
The cause, severity, and legal liability of a motor vehicle accident can all vary greatly depending on the specific circumstances surrounding each accident. While most accidents are the result of another person’s negligence, the severity of that negligence must be determined in a court of law in order to obtain a fair settlement for the injured party. It is in your best interests to retain legal representation as soon as you are able to do so.
Motor Vehicle Accident Expenses
Mounting medical bills combined with the loss of income, legal fees, and the cost of renting a temporary vehicle can grow into a massive burden that we make sure you do not face alone. Our cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means you don’t owe us a penny until we have won your case for you.
In the meantime, we will help you obtain a rental car if needed, pay your medical expenses and meet you at your convenience if you cannot come to our office. Our focus is on your health and healing and we will work tirelessly to obtain the justice and settlement you are entitled to.
Your Rights Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
It is very important that you file your accident report and any claims with the proper authorities and insurance carriers as soon as possible. Most states have a short deadline, after which you cannot file your claim.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, it is your legal right to seek justice and to be compensated for your injuries. We understand the difficulties you face as a result of your accident, and we will make sure that the responsible party or parties are held accountable. Please contact the auto accident attorneys at our Law Firm today to schedule a consultation.
Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Many people own a bicycle. While some people bicycle for recreational purposes or for exercise, others depend on their bicycles as a form of transportation. Others cycle on a regular basis for competition. Additionally, many children enjoy bike riding. Most bicyclists understand the rules of the road and ride safely. Unfortunately, even when cyclists are safe and careful, drivers around them may not be. If a driver is negligent and hits a cyclist the resulting injuries can be devastating. If this happened to you or someone you know, contact our Bicycle Accident lawyers today. As with many accidents, it is important for the evidence, witness statements, photographs, and other investigative information to be obtained as soon as possible after the accident.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bicycle accident? Our lawyers can help!
A bicycle accident can result in death or a number of different injuries, including but not limited to:
Spinal Cord Injury
Bicycling should be a fun, enjoyable activity with no worries. Sadly, because other people may make poor choices while driving, a deadly bicycle accident may result. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2019 there were 2,554 bicycle accidents in Texas. Our lawyers are here to help if you feel your bicycle accident resulted from the actions of a negligent or reckless driver.
Many times, when a bicycle accident occurs, it is the fault of the driver in the vehicle. When drivers fail to properly yield, run red lights or stop signs, drive while intoxicated or drowsy, speed, or simply drive in a careless manner and don’t properly follow the rules of the road, it can lead to a devastating accident. If this type of driving caused you injury or led to the injury or death of a loved one you should obtain appropriate legal advice before entering into any discussions or giving any statements to the driver’s insurance adjusters. No matter what they say, the insurance adjuster for the driver has no duty to represent your interests and is probably trying to paint a picture that minimizes the carelessness of the insured driver. Our attorneys can assist you through this challenging and stressful process. Having a lawyer allows you to concentrate on other important matters such as obtaining the proper medical care or supporting others directly impacted by the serious injury or death.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bicycle accident? Our lawyers can help! Contact our Texas Bicycle Accident Lawyers today for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does an attorney charge in a personal injury case?
A: Although this depends on the attorney, in most cases, personal injury cases are charged on a contingency fee basis, which means that the attorney does not receive any fee unless a recovery is obtained. It is important to know up front whether you will be responsible for any of the direct costs of investigating and pursuing your claim if the claim is not successful for some reason. Our Law Firm does not charge the client for any of the costs of the case unless the case is successful.
Q: Either myself or a loved one has been seriously hurt, or worse, and now I am being directed to a specific attorney to represent my legal interests. What should I do?
A: The decision to retain a particular attorney is an extremely important one. If you are the family member of a loved one that has been lost, there may be many legal issues to handle including setting up a probate estate so that a claim can be pursued.
Regardless of what you are told, the choice of an attorney is YOURS AND YOURS ALONE. You should not allow others to pressure you into choosing a particular law firm to represent you. If you do feel undue pressure it may be worth asking why the person feels so strongly about the law firm he is recommending. Is he or she recommending a particular firm because they have had a favorable and real first-hand experience with that firms’ representation or is it because he plays golf with a particular lawyer?
You should feel comfortable with the lawyer you choose to represent you. It is always reasonable to ask questions of prospective attorneys. Good attorneys will not be offended by this and in fact, should welcome the opportunity to discuss their previous experience and successes. Some questions worth asking are:
If I hire you, will you be the lawyer personally handling my case from start to finish or will you assign my case to someone else?
When was the last time you personally tried a case before a jury?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of my case? (You should question lawyers making promises of guaranteed outcomes).
Will you provide me with your personal cell phone number so that I can contact you outside of your office hours?
Will you have enough time to dedicate the necessary personal attention to my case? (You want to have a lawyer with a balanced caseload that allows him or her the necessary time to fully prepare for your case).
What is your experience with your firms’ advertising such as television, back of phonebooks, and/or billboards being used by opposing counsel to influence jurors at trial?
Q: How do I know if I have a potential lawsuit?
A: The best way to figure this out is by contacting a lawyer. Even if you think you may not have a case, it is very possible that you actually do.
Q: How is the value of my injury determined?
A: This depends on a variety of factors such as lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, emotional trauma, property damage, and more. Ultimately, if the parties cannot reach a fair settlement then a jury may decide what is required to fairly compensate you for your injuries.
Q: When should I file a lawsuit?
A: You should contact an attorney as soon as possible to determine this! There is a time limit on these types of cases, so you do not want to lose your legal right to recover damages.
Q: What is the procedure during a standard personal injury lawsuit?
A: In most cases, your participation is minimal. Pre-trial court appearances are usually not necessary. Often cases will settle without the need for a trial. Our lawyers explain what to expect to all of our clients and pride ourselves on our availability and keeping our clients fully informed.
Having a baby is usually one of the most exciting and joyous occasions that someone can experience. Unfortunately, medical professionals sometimes fail to do something they should have, or they do something wrong and things don’t go the way they should have. When this happens, a birth injury may occur. A birth injury can result in numerous problems for the baby, including life-altering disabilities, and even death. A lawyer can help if your baby was injured during the birthing process because of a negligent doctor or nurse.
Has your baby suffered from a birth injury or birth defect due to the negligence of a medical professional in Texas? A lawyer can help! Contact the Injury Attorneys at our Law Firm today for a free consultation.
A birth injury can result from:
Inducing labor too late
Failing to perform a necessary c-section
Mishandling the infant, causing shoulder dystocia
Failing to properly recognize fetal distress
Although many birth injury cases involve the baby being physically injured during the birthing process, other cases involve babies being born with birth defects. How can a baby’s birth defect be the fault of a medical professional? In many ways. While some birth defects are out of a doctor’s hands, others could have been prevented or may have never occurred if it wasn’t for a doctor’s actions. For example, certain prescription drugs can result in birth defects. It is the doctor’s obligation to make sure that any drugs they are prescribing to their patient won’t complicate the pregnancy or put the baby at risk.
Two of the most common birth injuries are Erb’s Palsy and Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy is often caused by brain damage and can result in learning problems, speech difficulties, and poor coordination. Erb’s palsy is a condition that affects any or all of the primary nerves in the arm and affects arm movement and results in partial or complete paralysis.
Has your baby suffered from a birth injury or birth defect due to the negligence of a medical professional? A lawyer can help! Contact the Injury Attorneys at our Law Firm today for a free consultation.
Brain Injury Lawyers
We all know that a brain injury is a serious injury that may result in lifelong complications or death. There are many different types of brain injuries that can result from a wide variety of accidents. A brain injury can occur without an accident involving a high rate of speed or any direct contact with the head. In some cases, brain injuries result from an accident that was caused by the negligence of another. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, and you would like to have a no-cost, no-obligation discussion with lawyers who will listen to your concerns and treat you with respect, the brain injury lawyers at our Law Firm are available to talk with you.
Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury as the result of the negligence of someone? Our lawyers can help! Contact the Brain Injury Lawyers at our Law Firm.
Examples of different brain injuries include:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Anoxic Brain Injury
Acquired Brain Injury
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Brain Swelling Injury
Depending on the level of severity of the brain injury, a number of different consequences can result, such as:
Anger Management difficulty
In the most severe cases of brain injury, death can result.
Unfortunately, a brain injury can truly affect the victim’s entire family and can require a huge adjustment, not only for the injured person but their loved ones also. In addition to the obvious strain of the direct consequences of the injury, there is the added stress of financial uncertainty due to the inability to work and perhaps the need for future long-term care.
A brain injury that results from the negligence of another can occur through many different mechanisms. Some examples include car accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, fall injuries, sports injuries, playground accidents, and acts of violence.
Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury as the result of the negligence of someone? Our lawyers can help! Contact the Brain Injury Lawyers at our Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.
Burn Injury Attorneys
An explosion, fire, or another incident can make someone a victim of a burn injury. Burn injuries can result in relentless, unbearable pain and permanent reminders of the event. In very severe cases, burn injuries can result in death. Even when the person does not die immediately from a burn injury, serious complications such as infection can develop and cause their death. If you suffered a burn injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact our burn injury attorneys for help with your claim. We can handle your burn injury claim and promptly investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury.
Have you or a loved one sustained a burn injury due to the negligence of another? The attorneys of our Law Firm can help!
Types of Burn Injuries Include:
A burn injury can occur in a number of different situations. Explosions, work-related accidents, building fires, and electrocution are some of the many incidents in which a burn injury may result. A negligent individual may cause an explosion or fire that can wind up causing harm to another person. What is even more alarming is the fact that children are fire victims 2-3 times more often than other age groups, according to statistics. If someone else was careless and it caused your child to suffer from a burn injury, contact our Law Firm. Any type of burn can be painful. The main three types of burns are first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. First-degree burns only affect the skin’s outer layer. Second-degree burns, on the other hand, affect both the first layer and the layer under it. The most severe type of burns are third-degree burns. This affects all underlying tissues in the skin. Permanent disfigurement and scars are usually the results of third-degree burns, and skin grafting is often necessary.
Have you or a loved one sustained a burn injury due to the negligence of another? The attorneys of our Law Firm can help!
Bus Accident Lawyers
Many people rely on buses for transportation. Whether it’s for school, work, or just running everyday errands, buses help get people from one place to another. While most bus drivers are properly trained and are skilled in their bus driving abilities, sometimes a driver is negligent and an accident occurs. Not only can passengers on the bus become victims of this type of accident, but passengers and drivers in other vehicles, as well as pedestrians, may also fall victim to a bus accident.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bus accident? Our lawyers can help!
Common causes of bus accidents include but are not limited to:
Lack of bus driving experience/improper training
Time pressure, leading to rushing
Bus accidents can have tragic consequences, particularly when children are involved. If your child was injured or killed in a school bus accident, a lawyer at our Law Firm can help.
Depending on the severity of the accident, a number of different injuries can result. From minor cuts to more severe injuries such as brain injury and bone fractures, a bus accident can have life-altering effects, including the emotional distress that can arise from experiencing such a traumatic event. In some cases, the injuries are fatal. If you have been hurt in a bus accident, you may have a legal right to compensation to cover any wage losses, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a bus accident? Our lawyers can help!
OUR FIRM PHILOSOPHY
As attorneys concentrating on serious injury cases we see firsthand the devastating effect that disabling injuries and the resulting financial hardships can have on an individual or family. Although we hear a lot in the media about greedy trial lawyers – this is often an image portrayed by insurance companies and other large corporate interests who would prefer to have sole control over the rights of those injured by their negligence. The work we do provides important corporate accountability for unsafe practices and helps provide some degree of financial security to families whose quality of life has been robbed by an avoidable serious injury. The power to decide whether someone should be compensated lies with our citizen jurors and should not be entrusted to the profit concerns of insurance companies or other corporate entities. People who are injured by the carelessness of others should not be abandoned. We are proud to be advocates for injured individuals in our American civil justice system.