Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Fort Worth
Call us if you were hit and injured while riding your bike
Bicycling is an increasingly popular form of transportation throughout the Lone Star State, particularly with the high cost of gas, difficulty finding parking spaces, and congested street traffic throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. So is recreational cycling in Texas. As the number of bicycle enthusiasts has grown, so has the risk of a serious bicycle accident.
Bicycle accident injuries often are severe and can take months or years to recover from. Because bicycles offer little protection and a bicyclist hit by a car can be thrown through the air, it’s not uncommon to see riders suffer serious accident-related injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, leg injuries, and broken bones. Even if nothing seems to be broken, leg pain or bruising after a bicycle accident can be serious.
Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. immediately if you’ve been injured. You could be entitled to compensation for your accident, including medical bills and lost wages after you’ve missed time at work due to your injuries.
What are common causes of bicycle accidents in Fort Worth?
A bicycle is a legal road vehicle in Texas. Riders have the same rights and responsibilities as other motor vehicle operators. They must obey traffic laws, stop at red lights, and use turn signals. Bicyclists who fail to obey the law could face traffic violation tickets. Conversely, drivers of larger cars and trucks who share the road with bicyclists have a legal responsibility to respect bicyclists as they would drivers of other vehicles.
Accidents often occur when a driver fails to see the bicyclist or observe the right of way. Often times drivers are distracted or texting while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, or driving recklessly at high speeds. In some cases, the driver simply doesn’t look or fails to use his or her turn signal, sideswiping a rider while turning or changing lanes.
But negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept any responsibility for what happened. Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies. They are mostly interested in paying you as little as possible. They’ll try to minimize your injuries or even argue they were pre-existing. Sometimes they’ll make a lowball settlement offer that falls far short of covering all the damages you suffered.
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you.
You have rights. Contact Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer Coby L. Wooten
Our firm builds strong cases built on facts. Our legal team investigates your crash. We gather evidence, carefully review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. We know how to build a case that proves a negligent driver was responsible for what happened.
We fight back against the insurance company’s attempts to pay you less. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement. But we’re not interested in quick deals that help the insurance company save money. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If they won’t settle for a fair amount, we’re prepared to fight for you in court.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible after your accident. Under Texas law, you have two years from the date of the crash to take legal action. That sounds like plenty of time. But the longer you wait, the more likely it is that valuable evidence will be lost or destroyed. Witnesses may also forget important details about what they saw.
It costs nothing to talk to us and there’s no obligation. We just want you to have the facts you need to help you decide what to do next. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. So if we do represent you, there are no upfront fees or other charges. We pay all the costs to move your case through the legal system. We don’t get paid until we win.
You’ll deal directly with your lawyer at every step – there are no case managers here. Put more than 30 years of legal experience to work for you.
You might think that you don’t need a lawyer. You might think your case is a simple, straightforward legal matter. Don’t be so sure. Even the simplest cases can quickly spiral out of control and leave victims feeling powerless. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today. Call (866) 408-0940 to schedule an appointment with a Fort Worth bicycle accident attorney. Your initial consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless we win your case. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis.