People in and around Dallas ride their bicycles for fun and a convenient mode of transportation. They should not have to worry about getting hurt due to the careless actions of another driver. Unfortunately, the Dallas bicycle accident attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC know that these incidents are not uncommon. We are here to help you or a loved one secure the compensation you need if you have been involved in a bike crash.
Data available from the Texas Department of Transportation shows that, during the latest reporting year across the state, there were 2,426 total bicycle crashes. Out of those incidents, there were:
The DOT data shows us that only 187 of the total crashes were reported as “non-injury” incidents. This means that a high percentage of all bicycle accidents resulted in some kind of injury or a fatality for victims. The truth is that bicyclists are much more vulnerable than those inside traditional passenger vehicles when a crash occurs. It is not uncommon for the Dallas bicycle accident lawyers at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC to help victims who have sustained the following:
Data provided by sharetheroadtexas.org shows that Dallas county is continually in the list of top counties in the state for bicycle crashes.
Many drivers in and around Dallas do not realize that bicyclists generally have the same right to the roadway that any other vehicle does. Unfortunately, negligent drivers regularly cause bicycle accidents.
Drivers often fail to yield the right of way to a bicyclist, and it is also not uncommon for a driver to fail to give a bicyclist the space they deserve when either following behind them or passing them. Of particular concern are vehicle drivers who are distracted by their cell phones while operating their vehicles as well as alcohol-impaired drivers, both of which were responsible for a significant percentage of all traffic crash fatalities in Texas during the latest reporting year.
If you or a loved one has injured in a Dallas bike crash that was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, seek legal assistance today. The team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC is ready to get to work securing the compensation you are entitled to, which could include: