You may be able to recover compensation if a careless driver hit you while you were out bike riding in Texas. Personal injury laws in Texas allow victims to build a case and get financial damages from the at-fault driver. A bicycle accident lawyer in Texas from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to build your case and handle this process for you.
We provide complimentary consultations for victims of these crashes in Texas and their families. If you or a loved one was hit by a careless driver while riding a bike and were hurt, we may be able to help you take legal action. You can discuss your rights and options for pursuing damages today with one of our team members.
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., Pursues and Recovers Damages for Our Texas Clients
At Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., our goal is to recover an appropriate payout for the clients we represent. The financial recovery available in your case will depend on the details of what happened and the expenses and losses you suffered. We document our clients’ recoverable damages as part of building a case for compensation. This often includes:
- Emergency transportation to the hospital
- Medical bills
- Treatment, therapy, and related expenses
- Future medical care costs
- Lost wages and other missed income
- Diminished earning capacity if you suffered lasting injuries
- Property damage
- Other related expenses or losses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible losses
Our attorneys determine a fair settlement value for the claim after identifying the recoverable damages. Since some damages do not have an apparent financial value, this can be difficult to do on your own. Our team works with experts to understand the client’s prognosis, future care needs, intangible losses, and other complex expenses and losses.
We determine where a fair settlement range would be and aim to reach an agreement that pays our client appropriate compensation. If we take the case to trial, we can present the documentation we gathered to the court to establish our client’s losses and the financial impact the crash had on them.
Texas Wrongful Death Actions
A wrongful death attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., may be able to help you recover additional damages if your loved one died from their bicycle versus car accident injuries. Those who may be eligible to file a wrongful death action include the decedent’s spouse, minor or adult children, or parents. We can assess your case, explain the recoverable damages, and determine if you can represent your family in taking legal action.
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., Protects the Rights of Injured Texans
Our personal injury team from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., is widely known and respected across Texas for our willingness to do what it takes to recover fair and just compensation for our clients. We take big cases to trial and win. We will not back down just because the liable party has a big brand name. We have gone toe to toe with Allstate, Walmart, and more.
We are a personal injury law firm that represents clients based on contingency. We do not ask our clients to pay us any fees up front. Our attorney’s fees are a percentage of the compensation we recover for each client.
Pursuing a Legal Case Against the At-Fault Driver
When an attorney from Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., represents a client hurt in a car versus bicycle crash, we can either prepare, file, and negotiate an insurance settlement or take the case to trial in the local civil court. Most cases settle without going to trial, but sometimes a jury trial may be necessary.
To hold the driver liable for our client’s injuries, we must show they acted carelessly or recklessly and caused the crash. We need to prove the elements of negligence, which are often present in these cases. Drivers are often at fault because they violated a traffic law that caused the crash. This could include:
- Failure to yield
- Improper lane changes
- Passing without giving the cyclist enough room
- Pulling out in front of an oncoming cyclist
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Opening a car door into a bike lane while parallel parked
We can use accident reconstruction, witness statements, the police report, videos, and other evidence to determine what happened, who is legally responsible, and what percentage of fault falls on them. Sharing fault with the liable driver could reduce your recoverable damages.
While there are no statewide helmet laws, some Texas municipalities have ordinances that require helmets for those under age 18 or have other safety requirements. If your child was riding in one of these areas and was not wearing a helmet, this could affect your case. We may be able to mitigate this issue and recover just compensation for you.
Understanding the Deadlines for Your Bicycle Accident Case in Texas
Sometimes, our case strategy will include filing a lawsuit from day one. In other cases, though, we only determine that we need to sue the at-fault driver after settlement negotiations with their insurer stall. When this occurs, we must remain aware of the deadlines that apply.
Generally, we have only two years from the accident date to begin a personal injury lawsuit for a client under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. The two years may begin on the victim’s date of death in a wrongful death lawsuit. Missing this deadline could significantly hamper your ability to seek and recover compensation. When we handle your case, we ensure it stays on track so that we meet all deadlines.
Speak to Our Attorney Team About Your Texas Bicycle Crash Injuries Today
Trujillo & Sanchez, P.C., traffic accident attorneys provide free consultations for victims of Texas bicycle accidents and their families. During this complimentary conversation, you can learn about your rights, your options for seeking justice, and how we may be able to help. We will answer your questions about your case and our services.
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