Austin Bicycle Accident
A study from the League of American Bicyclists stated that in 2015, Austin ranked number 19 out of 70 on a list of cities who use bicycling as a primary mode of transportation. Not accounted for in this survey was the amount of people who ride bicycles for recreational purposes. Over the last ten years, bicycling as both a mode of transportation and recreation has dramatically increased, especially in Austin, a city ranked number 12 on a list of America’s top 20 fittest cities by the American College of Sports Medicine. Although cycling is becoming a popular form of physical activity and transportation, motorists on busy streets in urban areas such as Austin, have not yet adjusted their driving practices to ensure the safety of cyclists on the road resulting in serious personal injury accidents. In cases such as these, bicycle accident and injury lawyers are essential in ensuring cyclists understands their rights.Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents
Any accident on the road has the potential to yield extreme injuries or fatalities, but the chances of serious injury for cyclists in an accident with another vehicle is staggering. Due to the small size of the bicycle, an unprotected rider on the bike and not enough safety gear, an accident with a vehicle can produce serious outcomes.
Even experienced cyclists wearing gear to protect to their entire body can find themselves seriously injured when involved in an accident with an automobile. In such cases, experienced Austin bicycle accident and injury lawyers can assist you with your case and have the resources to take action against negligent drivers.
Some of the most common types of accidents involving cyclists include:
- Hit and run accidents
- Dangerous road conditions and road debris
- Crosswalk or intersection accidents
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Driver’s running stop signs and/or red lights
- Sudden lane changes
- Wrongful death bicycle accidents
Enduring injury from a bicycle accident with another vehicle warrants the help of bicycle injury lawyers serving Austin. An experienced team of attorneys will work hard to ensure their cyclist client is fairly represented and on the path to receiving the justice and compensation he or she deserves for the damages, losses and injuries they have sustained from their accident.
Some of the damages bicycle accident and injury lawyers will work to provide compensation for can include but are not limited to:
- Medical bills
- Wage loss (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Costs of repairs to bicycle
- Replacement of bicycle depending on damage
- Lost earning capacity
Cyclists on the road immediately become vulnerable to the automobiles surrounding them and can endure serious injuries. The team of experienced attorneys at Carabin Shaw understands the rights cyclists are entitled to on the road and will work hard to fight for our clients to ensure you are represented as fairly as a driver of an automobile would be.
Our team will extensively research your case, conduct thorough investigations using our knowledge and resources, and alleviate our client from the stress and time that comes with building a strong case for compensation. We will work around the clock to gain compensation for our clients so you can get back on your feet.
If you’ve been injured in a cycling accident contact the Austin bicycle and injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw toll free at 800-862-1260 or locally at 512-832-1101. Our team is available nights and weekends to take your call. Offices located at 111 Congress Ave #500, Austin, TX 78704.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701