Bike Accident Attorneys
A McKinney Accident Law Firm Providing Skilled Legal Help for Pedestrian & Bicycle Injuries
When involved in a vehicle collision, pedestrians and cyclists are frequently struck from behind, without a warning and physically unprepared and unprotected, resulting in severe injuries or death. Motorists commonly ignore pedestrians and cyclists. Even though they have a clear right to our roadways and pathways, pedestrians and cyclists are made to feel that they are simply not an important part of the roadway environment. Motorists demonstrate this daily by passing too close and with dangerous speeds. This dangerous mix of unprotected pedestrians and cyclists and fast-moving one and two-ton automobiles driven by drivers that are seemingly indifferent to the rights and safety of those pedestrians and cyclists does all too often result in tragedy. Joe will tell you, as a pedestrian or cyclist, you have the right to pursue an action against any negligent party for all personal injuries and damages resulting from an auto-related incident.
While cycling can be a fun and healthy sport, it sometimes results in injuries. The most frequent cause of cycling accidents is due to negligent cyclists, cars, or pedestrians. Cyclists endure injuries ranging from mild to fatal. From broken bones, traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, stress disorders, and more. If you believe you have suffered a cycling injury due to an accident, it is critical that you seek professional medical care as soon as possible. You will want to notify the doctor that you have been involved in a cycling accident and that your injuries have developed or been aggravated by the accident. After you have seen a doctor, call our office to get started on your claim.
Personal Injury Attorney Joe Lucé has represented pedestrians and cyclists and has helped many injured in accidents regain their dignity, health, and finances. Joe and his team will do what it takes to bring justice to his clients injured in any bicycle or pedestrian accident. Joe partners with experts and accident specialists to build a presentation of the facts in the case that clearly illustrate the loss of the injured and the liability of the responsible party. With Joe and his team are working hard, you are left to focus on doctor’s appointments and any therapy sessions necessary to heal your injury. The first step in filing your claim is to speak with our office and schedule an initial consultation. Once we hear the facts of your case, we can help you navigate through the next steps in the process.
When you have suffered an injury from a bicycle accident, you only have a certain amount of time to file your lawsuit. This time limit is called the statute of limitations. If you fail to file your lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations, the court can ban you from bringing your case to court altogether. This means you may never receive compensation for your damages. In Texas, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. While this sounds like a long time, your attorney will need some time to gather information and assess your case. This is why it is crucial that you speak with an experienced bicycle accident attorney as soon as possible after your accident.
What Damages Are Recoverable in Bicycle Accident Cases?
It is no surprise that bicycle accident injuries can be incredibly expensive. Just like any personal injury case, you can get compensation for damages like medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, most people don’t know that you can also receive damages for your emotional distress, future loss of wages, and coverage for long-term rehabilitation in some cases. In a small number of cases, punitive damages may also be sought. To determine the damages that may be recoverable in your bicycle case, it is best to talk to a knowledgeable bicycle attorney who understands the facts in your particular case.
Contact a McKinney Pedestrian & Bicycle Attorney to Get the Personal Support You Need
Let our firm help you build a strong case for your pedestrian & bicycle accident injuries with a free legal consultation. Call (972) 562-9700 for help with accidents and injuries in North Texas. Joe Lucé represents clients from Ft. Worth, Sherman, Denison, and throughout Collin County, including McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and Allen.