Many of our Mesquite residents are bicyclists. Whether they hop on their bikes for the work commute, enjoy leisurely bicycle rides on the weekends, or are train for competitions, bicyclists are all over our roads. Even when bicycle riders exercise safe biking practices by wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road, and operating with caution, they sometimes end up in bicycle accidents through no fault of their own. In 2017 there were more than 2,500 pedal cyclist injuries in Texas. Of those accidents, there were 57 fatalities and over 1,500 reported injuries. Bicycle injuries can be serious and life changing and if you were injured in a bicycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages.
Single bicycle accidents sometimes occur as a result of poorly maintained or dangerous conditions on public or private property and can result in serious injuries. Property owners are often liable for injuries sustained by people as a result of their poor maintenance and dangerous conditions. Common conditions causing single bicycle accidents include:
These conditions and other dangerous road or parking lot conditions sometimes require a showing that the defendant knew or should have known about the condition and failed to remediate the danger. Previous complaints made to the property owner regarding the dangerous condition that caused the bicycle accident can be used as evidence that the defendant was aware of the dangerous condition yet failed to do anything about it.
Other types of bicycle accidents that often cause even greater injuries than single bicycle accidents, are bicycle/motor vehicle collisions. Helmets offer bicyclists’ some protection, but when met by a motor vehicle, bicyclists do not stand much of a chance of escaping injury as they have such little protection. Some common bicycle/car accident scenarios are listed below.
At The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we understand how devastating bicycle accident injuries can be to injured bicyclists and their loved ones. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact Mesquite bicycle accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde. Our car accident team will review the facts of your case, interview witnesses, review accident reports, and discuss your injuries and damages to help you determine the value of your case. We are experienced at negotiating with insurance companies and if they offer unreasonable settlements that do not fairly compensate you and your loved ones, we will represent you at trial so that you may secure a full and fair financial recovery.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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