Compensation for Bicyclists: Auto Accident Victims
Austin, Texas, is well known for its public works. The city's Greenbelt runs along natural streams and creek-beds, and the downtown area hosts a number of bars, clubs, and music venues. Among the great public works in the city of Austin are the crafted trails and city-wide implementation of bike lanes that provide safe and affordable transit options for anyone looking to take a scenic route.
Cycling through the city can definitely be a fun way to travel. You’re liable see everything around you in a different light when you're out in the open air, but, without the protection of an enclosed vehicle, there are also inherent risks. The city of Austin has a wonderful, vibrant cycling culture, but cyclists need to be vigilant when sharing the road with cars and trucks.
Accidents happen all the time in major cities across the state of Texas. It's one thing when an accident involves two drivers, safely fastened by seatbelts in the interior of two cars, but when an accident involves a cyclist, the victim on the bicycle is extremely vulnerable to injury and trauma. With the resulting medical bills and lost wages after a bicycle accident, there comes a great public need for compensation for bicyclists who become auto accident victims.Liability and Compensation for Bicyclist Auto Accident Victims
One can take extreme precautions while cycling in urban areas, but no one is ever fully in control of the situation when on the road. Bicyclists are lower to the ground and harder to see than the everyday driver (or even motorcyclist). Helmets and safety gear are a must for anyone venturing out on city streets with a bicycle; yet, while helmets and safety gear can provide a buffer against many fatal injuries, they cannot fully prevent all injuries when a cyclist is hit by a motorized vehicle.
In the event that a cyclist is hit by a passing car or truck, their injuries will undoubtedly need medical attention. Bike accidents have been known to result in numerous injuries, including:
- Broken arms
- Broken legs
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Internal bleeding
With so many serious wounds likely to result from collisions, recovery costs for cyclists can often seem staggering. In light of all these expenses, many cyclists who have been involved in an accident will seek help from experienced Austin bike accident lawyers to secure financial reimbursement for their loss and suffering. Support from a knowledgeable, licensed attorney can make all the difference when seeking compensation in the aftermath of a bicycle collision.Finding the Right Austin Bicycle Accident Attorneys
When it comes to seeking compensation for bicyclist victims of auto accidents, those injured or incapacitated at the hands of a reckless driver will want the guidance of attorneys who are familiar with the local statutes of Travis County and Austin. Many cases involving cyclists are open and shut, but unfortunately, they often conclude with a wide disparity in the amount awarded to the victims of collisions.
Insurers and independent drivers will often resist their legal obligation to pay injured cyclists following an accident, and that can leave those same injured cyclists with hefty medical expenses, even after a settlement is reached. With all this in mind, injured cyclists are advised to hire well-established accident and injury attorneys to provide legal support.
At Carabin Shaw, our accident and injury lawyers have a long-standing history of service to the Central Texas community. Our legal team has, for decades, dedicated itself to seeking justice on behalf of cyclists injured by inattentive drivers. At Carabin Shaw, our team of attorneys knows what it's like to be put out of work or strapped with hospital bills in the wake of an accident; we've seen it before too many times. If you have been injured in a cycling accident in Austin with another driver at fault, don't hesitate to call the law offices of Carabin Shaw, toll-free, at 800-862-1260.
1609 Shoal Creek Blvd #100
Austin, TX 78701