This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of Austin, Texas bicycle accidents. We have decided to write on this topic due to the fact that many victims of such incidents have misunderstanding as to their rights and the process they face. The goal of our coming posts is to provide information which will help people to understand what their rights are and what it is they face from the process. We cannot stress enough the fact that a personal injury attorney should be contacted immediately if you or a loved one were harmed while riding a bicycle.
We will be addressing several subjects over our coming posts. Issues which we will analyze include:
- How comparative fault applies to Austin bicycle accidents
- The impact of the victim not wearing a helmet
- Dealing with medical care providers during and at the end of a case
- Proving negligence on the part of the defendant
These issues are important to bike accident victims. First, many victims think that they cannot recover for their injuries if they are partially to blame for the accident. As we discussed in our article on Texas’ comparative fault laws, a victim may still be able to recover for their injuries even if they were partially at fault for an accident. Second, given that such cases are likely to result in serious injury it is important to understand how victims often deal with their medical bills in such cases. Finally, the discovery process is a crucial component in establishing liability; it can be used to show whether the defendant caused the accident due to distracted driving.
Hiring an experienced attorney can help you to ensure that your interests remain protected. Counsel will immediately contact any insurance carriers so that they may deal with your lawyer directly. This will allow you to focus on the important business of getting healthy. Counsel will also be able to use available legal tools to make sure that necessary evidence is preserved, accumulated, and presented to the defendant’s insurance adjusters. If necessary your lawyer will take the matter to trial. When selecting an attorney we suggest you retain someone who practices primarily in the area of personal injury law.
Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. In addition to Austin we also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.