Kemah Bicycle Accident Lawyer
57 Texas bicyclist fatalities were reported in 2017. While this was a 13.6% decline from the previous year’s numbers, bicycle accidents are still a major concern in Kemah.
Drivers rarely give bicyclists a fair share of the road and often tend to:
- Drive carelessly or aggressively near bicyclists
- Fail to look for or see bicyclists
- Fail to recognize and then provide the minimum safe road space required by a bicyclist
Whether the accident is from drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, ignorance, aggressive, or careless driving, cyclists are usually placed at a higher level of risk than people in vehicles. Severe injuries sustained may include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Full or semi-paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones or fractures
- Soft tissue damage
Since most of these accidents are caused by other negligent road users, any cyclist injured by a careless road user can seek justice and a fair settlement. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Kemah, TX are on standby to help. Regardless of the complexities of your claim, we’ll help you file for and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.
What Compensation Can You Seek in a Bicycle Accident Claim?
Even with a helmet, a bicycle accident can have serious and long-lasting effects. These include high medical bills, loss of income, a reduced capacity to earn, loss of the love, support, and company of a loved one in case of a wrongful death case that results from a bicycle accident, and a deprived enjoyment of life, amongst many others.
If the family breadwinner is injured or killed in an accident, the family essentially loses the service and support that they formerly enjoyed as a result of that loss of life. It is for this reason that you should seek damages and compensation from negligent parties responsible for a bicycle accident. While no amount of compensation is worth the pain and suffering that results from a serious accident, a fair damages settlement will most definitely ease any financial burdens you may face while you recover from your injuries and get your life back on track.
Our lawyers are experts in filing accident claims and, based on the nature of your case, we will seek full settlement for economic and non-economic damages.
- Medical Bills: These include everything you have spent on medical expenses after the accident, as well as what you may need to cover medical costs in the foreseeable future. We will engage health practitioners to quantify how much your personal injury will require in terms of medication and medical attention and arrive at an approximate figure for what you’ll spend. Factors to consider include emergency medical care, special doctor appointments, prescriptions, transport to medical facilities, therapy, rehabilitation, nursing home care costs, medical equipment such as a wheelchair, and so on.
- Lost wages: After an accident, you most probably will not be in a position to work while you recover from your injuries. You might lose your income or employment benefits, and we’ll factor that in to get you a settlement.
- Reduced capacity to earn: If a bicycle accident leads to the loss of a body organ, spinal cord injury, paralysis, or other complex injuries, your future ability to earn may be affected. We will engage financial experts, your employer, and health practitioners to assess the economic impact the accident may have on you and to have you compensated for the same.
- Property damages: Other than injuries, your bicycle, and personal items you may have had on you at the time of the accident may be damaged. The driver responsible for your accident should be held accountable for this, and we will see to it that these damages are also included in your claim.
Medical bills, lost wages, and property damages are relatively easy to quantify in monetary terms. However, other damages can be quite difficult to quantify, but you still need to seek compensation for them. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Lost spousal service and lost consortium
- Anxiety and reduced self-esteem
- Emotional distress
- Psychological trauma
Wrongful Death in a Bicycle Accident
If a loved one dies in a bicycle accident, our lawyers can help you file a wrongful death claim against the responsible driver. We do this to seek settlement for you for:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of service provided by the deceased
- Loss of support
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before death
- Medical bills left by the deceased
Do Punitive Damages Apply in a Bicycle Accident?
If a motorist caused a bicycle accident to you or a family member as a result of the gross negligence or willful act of another road user, you may file for punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish and deter similar behavior from happening again in the future. A punitive damages claim will seek additional damages from the at-fault party’s assets, beyond what you are likely entitled to from their insurance coverage.
Talk to a Lawyer
Texas motorists are required to carry third party insurance coverage with them. This implies that, should you be involved in an accident with another road user, you can seek a settlement from their insurance policy without having to go to court. Our lawyers are here to help you get a full settlement. If insurers fail to give you what your claim is worth, we can litigate on your behalf and fight your case until justice is fully served. Start with a free, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation today by calling us at 713-677-2179.
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