Dallas Bicycle Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured in a bike wreck and are interested in filing an injury claim, speak with a Dallas bicycle accident attorney today.
Bicyclists don’t have the same level of protection that motor vehicles have. As such, they are at an increased risk of injury when sharing the roads with automobiles. The injuries bikers sustain in these types of accidents are often debilitating and even life-threatening. You could be required to take time off from work while recuperating.
The inability to earn a living can result in unpaid medical bills and household expenses that bring additional stress to your life. A Dallas bicycle accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help you obtain the funds you need to pay bills and recover. Our firm is dedicated to helping bike injury victims recuperate without worrying about the financial burden of an accident.
Holding the At-Fault Party Accountable
For your claim to be successful, we must first determine who or what is responsible for causing your accident. The driver who hit you is often, but not always, the liable party. For example, if they were under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or driving while distracted or fatigued, then they could be found liable for your damages.
If a roadway hazard caused the accident, though, the local government road authority could be liable. Similarly, if a malfunctioned or faulty vehicle part caused the driver to strike you, the vehicle parts manufacturer or auto technician could be responsible
A thorough investigation will determine which person or persons should be brought to justice for the losses you’ve endured as a result of your injuries. A lawyer can help you navigate this process and answer any questions you might have.
Seeking Compensation for Your Damages
As part of the claims process, your attorney will need to know how your life has been impacted by your injuries so that every loss is included in the claim. These damages, both economic and non-economic, will be quantified in order to achieve full repayment for your suffering. Such damages might include:
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Damage to earning potential
- Lost wages
- Loss of household services
- Disfigurement and/or scarring
- Loss of consortium
- Medical expenses
If the judge wants to punish the liable party for abhorrent or willfully harmful behaviors, they can also impose an award of exemplary damages. Also known as punitive damages, this award will certainly increase your final compensation amount, but the true purpose is to let future wrongdoers know that such gross negligence will not be tolerated by the Texas courts system.
Get Help from a Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorney
A bicycle accident can take months to recover from, and you deserve to be compensated for your losses during that time. If you’re not sure where to start with your claim, a highly trained Dallas bicycle accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP can help.
Our firm will stop at nothing to ensure you get the most out of your claim. This begins with understanding how the claims process works, and how we plan to fight for your compensation. Start with a free consultation by calling 214-522-9404, or by filling out the brief form below.