Riding a bicycle can do so much for your health. It can improve your heart rate and stamina. Bike riding can help you lose weight and shape your leg muscles. Bike riding is even a fun class called spinning. Riding your bike should be encouraged and a fun way to get around town. Except, it’s not. Dallas is one of the top counties in Texas with a high need for bicycle safety and education. Our Dallas Bicycle Accident Lawyers at the Law Firm of Dorothy Hyde hear the horror stories from our clients. We see the injuries and watch our client’s family suffer from his or her injury. It isn’t fair, and it isn’t right. Our Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorneys are committed to helping you get through this tough time. We are committed to making sure our community is a safe place for all who use the roads, by providing bicycle riding education.
Bike Riding Statistics
There are over 600 bicycle accidents happening every year in Dallas. Around 70% of all accidents occur at intersections. Most fatal injuries occur in urban areas with populate city streets as opposed to rural roads. As you can imagine, intersections and city streets are busy places. Cars must share the roads with bicyclists and pedestrians. That doesn’t stop drivers from driving while distracted, drowsy, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
When it comes to bicycle accidents, there is no discrimination in age or gender. However, 81% of bicycle accident victims are male, and 27% of the victims are between ages 15 and 24, with 59% being under the age of 29. No matter the age or gender, no one should be getting hurt while riding his or her bicycle, yet the numbers aren’t going down. Dallas is one of the dangerous cities for bicyclists.
Doing Everything Right
Deb Culbertson followed all the rules. The 26-year old woman rode her usual route back to her house with her helmet on when she was struck at an intersection. She followed all the rules. She waited for the traffic light and proceeded. It didn’t matter and doesn’t matter if you follow the rules when others aren’t following them. She pedaled, and a drunk driver hit her anyway. The accident resulted in Culbertson suffering a concussion, neck, and leg injuries. The doctors expect her to have a full recovery, but it will take weeks and intense physical therapy.
Culbertson’s life is on hold. She can’t follow her dreams or plan for her future because she is concentrating on healing from an accident that should have never happened.
What To Do
If you or someone you love is suffering from a bicycle accident, you are not alone. Our Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorneys are ready to fight for you and get compensation for
- All your medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Possible punitive penalties
We are here to represent you and be the strong advocate you need to get the compensation you deserve. Call (214) 883-1700 or click here to start your journey to success with our attorneys at the Law Firm of Dorothy Hyde in Dallas today.