Quite often, bicycle accidents cause grave injuries and trauma. Most of the time, victims do not know how to handle all of the stolen time for work, medical fees, and the psychological pain that comes with the accident.
If you experienced a bicycle accident that caused you to suffer an injury, you deserve to receive compensation for your losses. An El Paso bicycle accident lawyer from Ben Crump, Law, PLLC can stand in your corner and fight to recover damages for you. We do not shy away from tough cases.
Simply call our office at (800) 761-5225 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Types of Bicycle Accident Cases We Accept in El Paso
The number of people riding bicycles continues to grow. Whether for enjoyment, commuting to work, or exercise, bicyclists have taken to the roads in unprecedented numbers. The change occurred relatively quickly, however, and motorists still struggle to adapt to this form of traffic, a problem that often results in bicycle accidents.
Some of the most common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Road rage and aggressive driving
- Driver fails to accurately gauge the bicyclist’s speed
- Driving while fatigued
- Debris or obstacles on the road
- Driving while distracted
- “Dooring,” when a motorist opens their car door into the street, without checking for oncoming traffic
- Driver fails to yield right of way to the bicyclist
- Driver does not see the bicyclist
- Driving at excessive speeds
- Driver fails to check bike lane for bicycle traffic before turning
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we take all types of bicycle accident cases, and we will handle every aspect of recovering compensation for you so you can truly start to heal from your injuries. Call a member of our team today to find out if you are entitled to compensation for your losses.
For a free legal consultation with a bicycle accidents lawyer serving El Paso, call (800) 761-5225
Perks of Hiring an El Paso Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Some accident victims consider pursuing compensation on their own. They might receive a call from the at-fault party’s insurance company, trying to charm them with false sympathy and perhaps even a settlement offer. This might seem an easy and stressless way to recover your damages, but if you need compensation to cover your losses after an accident, please know that an insurance company’s settlement offer might only represent a fraction of the real value of your case.
Insurance companies make their money selling policies and collecting premiums, not by paying out settlements. To avoid this drain on their profits, insurers receive substantial resources and training to thwart settlement payouts and to undervalue claims.
A Ben Crump Law, PLLC bicycle accident lawyer, however, can match the insurer’s savvy. We know how to fight on your behalf to collect the money that you deserve.
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Identifying the At-Fault Party
When you hire our firm to handle your case, we will begin by investigating your bicycle accident. In this effort, we will identify the at-fault party and gather evidence to support our claim that their negligence caused your injuries.
The law requires that any personal injury claim meets certain criteria. Our lawyers must prove that:
- The defendant had a duty to take reasonable care to keep you from becoming injured.
- The defendant breached this duty of care.
- This breach caused the bicycle accident.
- You suffered physical, emotional, and economic damages that can be recovered.
Obtaining Proof to Build Your El Paso Bicycle Accident Case
Our legal team’s investigation of your bicycle accident will enable us to identify the at-fault party, establish liability, and prove damages. Some of the types of proof that we will gather include:
- Opinions from economists about the financial impact of your injuries
- Your work and pay history
- Photos and videos
- Reports from accident reconstruction specialists
- Medical expert opinions
- Psychologists’ opinions on how you were impacted emotionally
- Opinions from vocational therapy experts about the impact on your ability to work
- Police accident reports
- Your medical records
- Evidence from the accident scene
- Eyewitness accounts
By proving every statement with solid evidence from our investigation, our legal team can build a compelling case on your behalf.
Identifying Recoverable Damages in Your Bicycle Accident Case
After identifying the at-fault party and establishing causation and negligence, our legal team will begin to calculate your damages. Trust us, the value of your claim far exceeds the sum of your medical expenses.
The types of damages you might be able to demand in your case include:
- Diminished future potential earnings
- Future and ongoing medical costs
- Hospital accommodations
- Physical rehabilitation
- Diminished quality of life
- Imaging and other lab tests
- Surgeon’s fees
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription medicines
- Lost benefits
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Physician’s fees
- Lost wages
- Mental anguish
If you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, you might be able to also pursue a wrongful death action against the defendant for your losses. These might include final medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of consortium. Our wrongful death lawyers can handle this legal effort on your behalf, taking care to present your case with determination, professionalism, and compassion.
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You Have a Limited Time to Take Legal Action
There are many reasons as to why you should begin to take legal action as soon as you can—the most important being that Texas’s statute of limitations enforces a specific time limit for you to pursue legal efforts. This timer starts after your bicycle accident. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have two years from the day of your bicycle accident to bring a case against the negligent party for your losses.
By beginning the process earlier, rather than later, you give your lawyer the time they need to gather evidence, build your case, and file a legal claim within the required timeframe if the insurance company fails to agree to a fair settlement.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 761-5225 for a free case review to see if an El Paso bicycle accident lawyer can help you.