An Irving bicycle accident lawyer from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to help you recover compensation if a careless driver caused your injuries. When a car strikes a cyclist, the bicycle rider often suffers significant injuries. They may require hospitalization, outpatient treatment, rehabilitation, and other care. The expenses can add up quickly.
If you were hurt in a Dallas County car-versus-bicycle crash, we are here to assess your case and help you understand the process of seeking financial recovery. We may be able to handle your insurance claim or lawsuit and pursue damages on your behalf. You can learn more during your free legal case consultation with our team.
Seeking Fair and Just Damages Based on Your Injuries and Damages
Our lawyers file insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of those who suffer injuries in Irving. We pursue compensation for the damages they suffered and hold the at-fault parties legally responsible. Our goal is to get justice for each client and ensure they do not have to manage the costs and losses associated with their case on their own when they did nothing to cause the crash or their injuries.
The recoverable damages in these crashes can vary widely, and there is no way to predict the value before completing an investigation into what happened. However, the commonly recovered damages we see include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care
- Related expenses
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic losses
If we represent you, an attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., will value your claim and determine what a fair payout might look like. We will use documentation of your recoverable damages, expert opinions, our experience, and other evidence to prove your case’s value. We will also present this evidence to an insurer or at trial to show how much we expect to recover for you.
Wrongful Death Actions in Irving, TX
If your loved one died after being hit by a negligent driver in Irving, a wrongful death attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C. can help you pursue damages through a wrongful death action. This could allow you to recover damages for your family and the estate that include lost income, household services, and more. Spouses, children, and parents may also be able to get damages for their non-economic losses.
We will meet with you about your potential wrongful death action if you lost an immediate family member in a car-versus-bicyclist collision in Irving or another nearby area.
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., Helps Irving, TX, Accident Victims Recover Damages
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., is a personal injury law firm serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and other areas in Texas, including Dallas County. Our attorneys are widely known in legal circles for their willingness to fight for our clients, even when that means going to trial and winning cases against big-name brands. Recent wins in civil court include recoveries from Walmart and Allstate.
We handle traffic accident cases based on contingency and never require clients to pay a retainer or other upfront expenses. We use our resources to develop a case and pursue damages. We only charge attorney’s fees for cases we win. If you do not get compensation, we do not get paid.
Building an Irving Bicycle Accident Case
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., represents clients hurt by careless and reckless drivers in Irving. If a motorist hit you or your loved one while you were riding your bike, the driver may be at fault and legally liable. Our attorneys can file an insurance claim or lawsuit on your behalf if there is evidence to support your allegations.
Drivers often become distracted, behave carelessly, or take reckless risks that put cyclists in danger. When a car and bicycle collide, the cyclist often suffers significant injuries. This could include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
- Other neck and back injuries
- Other head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Serious contusions and abrasions
Proving Negligence and Liability
Bicycles and cars collide because of negligence. Many times, it is the driver whose careless behavior behind the wheel causes a crash. This may involve violating a traffic law or other ordinance. These laws could include:
- Yielding to oncoming traffic
- Following traffic signals
- Safe lane changes, passing, or merging
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
When a driver violates a traffic law, it may make it easier to prove that negligence occurred. This is because of the first two elements of negligence, which are:
- The driver had a duty of care
- The driver breached that duty of care
In this case, that means there was a traffic law and that the driver violated the law. The remaining two elements of negligence are:
- The breach of care caused the crash
- The victim suffered harm as a result
Our attorneys build strong arguments to prove our clients’ cases, supporting their claims with the facts of the case.
Timeline for Suing the At-Fault Driver in Your Case
We negotiate settlements for most of our traffic accident clients. However, we sometimes need to take legal action to pursue appropriate compensation in a case. Texas law limits how long we can wait to get started.
In general, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 gives accident victims up to two years to begin a lawsuit. Missing this deadline could harm your case, sometimes making it impossible to recover fair compensation through a settlement or take the case to trial. When you work with us, you won’t have to worry about missing any deadlines. We will file your lawsuit on time and advise you on additional deadlines that may apply to your case.
Call Our Team Today for a Free Case Review
You can speak with an attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., today for free. We provide free initial consultations for Irving bike accident victims. We want to ensure you understand your rights and how you can seek compensation based on your injuries and related damages. We will explain our services, how we help victims in cases like yours, and more. Connect with us today to get started.