Waco Bicycle Accident Lawyer
7215 Bosque Blvd #110
Waco, TX 76710-4020
Call (254) 615-0000
Did you know that you have the same right to use the road on your bicycle as you do driving a car? If you have been hurt while riding on a public road or sidewalk, you may want to consult with a Waco bicycle accident lawyer. A bicycle accident attorney may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve and help you put your life back together.
Get More Than the Insurance Company Offers You Because of Your Bicycle Accident
The insurance company that represents the person who hurt you is not interested in paying you what your case is worth. Instead, the insurance company is more worried about paying as little as possible to protect their own bottom line. It isn't unheard of to get 10, 20 or even 30 times more from a settlement or jury verdict than what an insurance company offers. While there is no guarantee as to how much your case is worth, you won't know until you talk with a bicycle accident attorney from our firm.
Get Compensation for Yourself and Your Family
If you are hurt through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills and related costs. You will also likely be compensated for lost wages and lost future earnings if you can't go back to work. Punitive damages may also be awarded by a jury if you were hurt because a road wasn't properly maintained by the government or if you were hurt by a public bus or other public vehicle.
A bicycle accident lawyer will also be able to talk to your family members about the types of compensation that they are entitled to. If your spouse can no longer enjoy the same relationship that he or she had before the accident, he or she may obtain money for loss of consortium. Your children may also be receive a financial award for loss of love or guidance because your injuries altered how you could interact with them.
Multiple Parties May Be Held Liable for Your Injuries
It is possible that more than one party may be held liable for your injuries. For instance, if a public vehicle hit you while riding your bike, the driver of the bus could be a defendant in your case along with the government agency that employed that person. If another vehicle took an action that caused another vehicle to hit you while on your bike, that driver may also be asked to pay for resulting damages. Going after all liable parties may both increase the amount that you are entitled to and make it more likely that you get paid in a timely manner.
Texas Law Gives You Two Years to File a Claim
You have two years after you have been hurt in a bicycle accident to file a claim against the person or entity responsible for your injuries. In some cases, the clock starts when you were hurt while in others it starts when you realize that your injuries were caused by the accident. Minors may have until they are 21 to file a claim no matter when they were hurt. Your attorney will make sure that you understand your rights and that a case can be filed before the deadline to do so.
Your Attorney Will Do the Heavy Lifting for You
Your attorney will make sure that the only thing that you have to focus on is getting better after your accident. While you are going through physical therapy and reassuring yourself and your family that you will be OK, we will collect evidence, talk to witnesses and handle the negotiation process.
We will also be more than happy to handle legal motions and represent you in court whether you are physically able to be there or not. Regardless of your physical state, we will make sure that you are kept informed of any progress or any news related to your case as it happens.
Remember, our attorneys offer a no fee guarantee that includes a free consultation. You won't pay for any costs out of pocket and will never receive a bill for services. Instead, all legal fees will be deducted from your settlement. In some cases, your legal fees will actually be covered in addition to any other compensation that you receive.
If you have been hurt while riding your bike, don't hesitate to visit us at 7215 Bosque Blvd. Suite 110 Waco, Texas 76710. You can also get in touch with us by calling (254) 615-0000 to learn more about how we can help.
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