Houston Bicycle Accident Attorney

What to do if you have been injured riding a bicycle.

Bicycle riding is a popular activity throughout the United States and a big recreational activity in Houston.  Although bicyclists bear some responsibility in safety, typically it is the motorists job to watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists in the roadways when they are driving.  When a bicycle accident occurs there usually is serious injuries even when the bicyclist was wearing a helmet.  Attorney Rick Molina is an experienced personal injury attorney that can help you recover as much compensation as possible to help you with medical bills and other issues as you recover from your injuries.  Additionally, many times car accidents involving bicycles may lead to permanent disability and he will make sure to take that into account when representing you.

The Molina Law Firm has been representing bicycle accident victims for over 20 years.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case.  Don’t go against insurance companies alone.  Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf.  We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain and suffering.

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What to do after a bicycle accident

If you were riding your bicycle on one of Houston roadways and streets and was involved in an accident where either another vehicle hit you or maybe defective equipment on the bicycle caused you sustain injuries, then there are important steps to take to ensure the best outcome.

Motorists are supposed to look out for bicyclists when driving.  If you have been seriously hurt in a bicycle accident, follow these steps.

Your health should be your number one priority. If you have been hurt seek medical attention. If first responders suggest that you go to the emergency room, follow their advice. An emergency room doctor can help detect initial injuries and possible issues that may come later. Additionally, they may detect any disabilities that can be long term or permanent. They will document these injuries and help your personal injury attorney when you decide to pursue an injury claim.

If you or someone at the accident called 911, the local police will show up to perform the initial investigation.  They will ask a lot of questions, cooperate and answer honestly but make sure you do not make comments that indicate that you were at fault.  Answer the questions directly and do not elaborate.  Even the smallest statements can be used against you by the insurance companies to deflect fault from their clients.

If you or someone you know is able, take photos of the accident scene.  Include photos of the vehicles involved as well as the accident scene such as the intersection, road conditions and any possible contributing factors like construction or obstructions.

Once you leave the accident scene or have been treated at the hospital, contact the Molina Law Firm so that we can get the details of your case and let you know what to expect.  We offer free consultations and you never pay a fee unless we win your case.  Attorney Rick Molina knows Texas laws and he knows Houston.

Houston Bicycle Accident

Bicycle Accident Statistics

Most bicycle accidents occur in city streets rather than freeways with more than half of fatal crashed involving bicycles being after dark.  According to the website, Share the Road, 59% of fatal bicycle crashes involved persons under the age of 25.  From 2010 to 2016, there was over 16,800  accidents involving bicycles in Texas resulting in over 9,700 injuries and 362 fatalities.

The Texas Department of Transportation tracks motor vehicle accidents of all types.  In 2019, there were nearly 400 accidents in Houston alone and over 2,500 statewide that had possible injuries involving bicycles.  These statistics are available through their website.

  • Possible Injury Bicycle Accidents – 871
  • Bicycle Accident Fatalities – 68
  • Suspected Serious Injury Bicycle Accidents – 312

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Frequently asked questions about bicycle accidents

There are several factors that contribute to your compensation if you were involved in a bicycle accident with a negligent driver.  Some of these factors include the extent and seriousness of your injuries, if you sustained any temporary or permanent disabilities and insurance limits of the policy holder.  An experienced personal injury attorney like Rick Molina will ensure that all aspects of your injury and loss will be determined and the highest possible recovery attained.

There are a few types of damages that are factored in bicycle accidents as in most vehicular type accidents.  Those include: special damages such as medical bills you incurred whether immediate or future treatment you may need; lost wages from not being able to return to work after the bicycle accident; pain and suffering resulting from physical and psychological effects of the accident.

Although many factors come into play when determining fault, many times it is the motorists responsibility to look out for bicyclists and pedestrians.  If you have been hit by a driver that was working at the time such as an on-demand delivery driver or commercial truck driver, then the company he/she worked for may be liable if they did not follow regulations that govern commercial driving.  Either way, if you have been involved in a bicycle accident that resulted in serious injuries, it’s always a good idea to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Talk to Attorney Rick Molina Today!

When you have been involved in an accident when riding a bicycle, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious.  Many factors come into play when determining fault, extent of injuries and loss, etc.   Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm is here to help.  We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.

We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case.  We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Rick Molina