When a car or truck hits a bicycle, it is often a frightening experience for both the driver and the bicyclist. In such accidents, the vehicle typically impacts the body of the cyclist directly. Unfortunately, this almost always leaves the cyclist injured and often severely injured. If you were recently hit by a car or truck while ridding a bicycle and have questions, feel free to contact our office. We are happy to address your questions and concerns, completely free of charge.
Representing Austin’s Cyclists after an Accident
In 2014, Austin embarked on a major effort to encourage and expand cycling options and opportunities in the city. The Austin Bicycle Master Plan was adopted to “significantly increase bicycle use and improve bicycle safety throughout Austin.” These efforts have contributed to Austin’s status as one of the best bike cities in America, according to Bicycling magazine.
But with more and more people riding their bikes in and around Austin, the number of injuries and fatalities caused by collisions between cyclists and motorists has also sadly increased. Despite efforts to make Austin’s roads more bicycle-friendly, and even though most cyclists wear helmets and other protective gear, vulnerable and exposed bike riders still face the risk of serious injury inherent in sharing the road with fast-moving vehicles, pedestrians, and other cyclists.
Many bicycle accidents occur because drivers fail to account for the presence of cyclists or don’t follow the law in sharing the road with them. When acts of negligence cause or contribute to bicycle accidents, injured cyclists in Austin and throughout central Texas can turn to the personal injury lawyers at Sandoval James to get them the compensation that can help them heal and provide for a brighter future.