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Bicycle Accidents

Riding a bicycle is fun and environmentally conscientious. Unfortunately, bicyclists are extremely vulnerable to becoming seriously injured when sharing the road with other vehicles that are larger, stronger, and faster. Understanding your rights and options after a bicycle accident can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. The FVF Law team understands bicycle safety laws, and knows how to help people who were injured in a bicycle accident understand their rights and options.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Far too often we see bicyclists who have been injured in similar situations and for the same reasons – namely driver negligence. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a significant portion of bicycle accidents were caused by motor vehicle operators. Data from 2012 from the NHTSA shows that nearly a third of injuries were caused by collisions with cars. Another source of bicycle accidents is poor roadways and walkways such as uneven sidewalks or cracks.

What are the common ways a bicyclist is injured?
  • Drivers making left turns
  • Drivers opening doors
  • Drivers backing out of a driveway or parking lot
  • Driver making right turn in bicycle lane
  • Lane merging
  • Collisions at intersections

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t charge legal fees unless we recover compensation for our clients. In other words, you can retain our legal services without having to worry about the breaking the bank. As highly rated Austin personal injury lawyers on Avvo, we believe you deserve the highest quality of legal representation, regardless of your financial situation.