Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Austin

Collisions Happen Even in Bike-Friendly Cities

Austin was named the 13th most bike-friendly city in the United States in a 2011 article by Bicycling® magazine. The same article stated that the city installed 35 miles of bikeways in 2011. Although the city of Austin may be more friendly to bicyclists than other places, the motorists in Austin are not always considerate of cyclists who are sharing the roadways. Negligent or reckless drivers cause hundreds of injuries to cyclists each year in the form of collisions or by opening a car door into the path of an oncoming cyclist. If you have been injured in such a crash, an Austin personal injury attorney can help you file a claim to recover compensation.

Cyclists essentially have the same right-of-way as motorists but are frequently ignored, disrespected, and threatened by drivers. When a cyclist is sideswiped, rear ended, cut off, or "doored" by a driver parked on the curb, the damages can be severe. Bicyclists have no protection save for a helmet, which means that they are likely to suffer the following injuries:

  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

Get immediate medical attention and hire a lawyer right away if you have been injured by a negligent driver while riding your bicycle in or near Austin.

Retain an Austin Personal Injury Attorney

Don't let a careless driver get away with causing you to sustain serious or life-altering personal injury. Our firm can provide experienced and capable representation as you file a personal injury claim and fight for compensation. We have more than 25 years of combined experience and have a strong record of success. No matter how serious your case may seem, the lawyers at our firm are more than capable of achieving the best possible results. Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn more through a free initial consultation with an attorney from our team.

Melendez Law Firm, PLLC
Personal Injury Attorney
Located at 4100 Duval Road, Building 4, #104
Austin TX 78759
Phone: (512) 467-0600

Website: http://www.austininjury.org
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