When a vehicle collides with a bicyclist, the outcome can be disastrous. A bicyclist can suffer catastrophic injuries such as multiple bone fractures, traumatic brain damage, or permanent paralysis. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident in Texas, contact our law office. Our San Antonio bicycle accident attorney can help you gather evidence, file a civil claim, and fight for the compensation a negligent party lawfully owes you.
Clients Can Count on the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo
- Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers give each client undivided focus and attention.
- Our attorneys – not paralegals – are always available to answer client questions.
- Our firm has a history of success, with over $150 million in compensation awards.
- Our lawyers have more than 20 years’ experience representing injured clients.
- Our office takes cases on a contingency fee basis.
Why You Need a Bicycle Accident Attorney
Hiring a lawyer is not mandatory during a personal injury lawsuit in Texas. It will, however, give you a better chance of securing the compensation you require to move forward. Insurance companies are much more likely to offer fair settlement amounts when they realize the claimant has hired an attorney. Insurance companies want to avoid a legal battle, so they may increase their original settlement offers to appease the victim. Your San Antonio bicycle accident lawyer will handle these settlement negotiations or take your case to trial in pursuit of the compensation you require.
What Causes Most Bicycle Accidents in San Antonio?
Bicycle accidents are almost always preventable. It is up to every driver to obey applicable roadway rules, operate vehicles prudently, and reasonably avoid causing collisions. Unfortunately, many drivers do not take this duty seriously. Acts of negligence or recklessness can lead to harmful, preventable bicycle accidents.
- Driver distraction
- Texting and driving
- Ignoring biker right-of-way
- Drunk or drowsy driving
- Red-light running
- Poorly designed intersections and crosswalks
- Unsafe roadways
- Bicycle or vehicle defects
It is important to determine the exact cause of your recent bicycle accident and injuries as a plaintiff. Identifying who or what caused your collision is one of the first steps in bringing a claim. Common defendants include drivers, part manufacturers, property owners, and the city government. Some bicycle accident claims involve multiple defendants.
How to File an Accident Claim
After suffering personal injuries in a bicycle accident, call the police to report to the scene of the accident. Remain calm and do not admit fault. Check yourself and others for injuries. Request an ambulance, if necessary. Stay at the scene and gather as much information as you can. Get the name and insurance information of the driver, a description of the accident, and photographs. When police arrive, give them your side of the story. Take down your police report number for future reference.
Seek immediate medical care for your injuries. Keep copies of all your medical records, bills, and transcripts. Then, call the at-fault party’s insurance company. Texas is a fault state, meaning the party responsible for causing the wreck will be liable for damages. Report the crash to the at-fault driver’s insurer. Next, contact the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo. Our bicycle accident attorneys in San Antonio can listen to your story, walk you through the claims process, and help you protect your rights along the way. We will make sure an insurance company does not take advantage of you.
Call the Law Offices of Maloney & Campolo Today
Our San Antonio bicycle accident attorneys will answer the phone 24/7 to discuss your bicycle accident. We want to give you peace of mind during this difficult and often traumatic time. Our lawyers can meet with you at home or in the hospital for your free consultation if you cannot make it to our local law office. We will discuss your situation, list your rights, and give you an honest evaluation of your case’s potential worth. Contact us today to schedule your meeting. Call (210) 922-2200.