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As more and more people take up bicycle riding as a hobby, more and more riders are at risk. This is due in large part to an increase in cell phone usage by drivers.
Nowadays, drivers are more distracted than ever before because of electronics. A morning exercise ride can turn into a life-changing, catastrophic event in a split second.
At Snellings Law, our bicycle accident attorneys have handled numerous bicycle-vehicle collision cases. Due to a lack of protection, bicycle riders are at extreme risk of suffering severe injuries or even death.
Our bicycle accident attorneys act quickly to prevent insurance companies from trying to avoid responsibility. We secure important evidence and speak to any potential witnesses. We also conduct detailed investigations to prove liability early on.
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bicycle due to someone else’s negligence, please call us to set up your free consultation with one of our bicycle accident attorneys.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 966 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in 2021, and failing to yield and a lack of visibility of the cyclist were the highest causes of these fatalities. Because cycling is most ideal in the summer, more bicycle accidents occur between June and September. Therefore, it’s extremely important to practice bicycle safety while you’re riding and even before you get on your bike.
The bike you choose should function correctly and fit you. A bike too big will be hard to control, so choose your bike carefully. You should always wear protective equipment when you ride as well as bright clothing and reflective gear so that you are visible to cars. Helmets are crucial to keeping you safe from TBIs if you get into a bicycle accident.
Bicycles follow the same traffic and road rules as other vehicles, so be mindful of cars when riding, ride in the same direction as traffic, and make sure to make your next move clear to drivers. It helps to plan your route beforehand to avoid as much traffic as possible.
Pedestrians still have the right of way to bicycle riders, so make sure to watch out for people walking when you are riding. Avoid riding on the sidewalk and announce your presence to pedestrians either by telling them where you are or with a bell. For more bicycle safety tips, you can check out the Texas Department of Transportation’s page by clicking here.
Sharing the road
It is no secret that there are many drivers on the roadway who simply do not like bicycle riders traveling on “their” roadways. Sometimes, this can lead to aggressive driving around the bicyclist, causing crashes.
At Snellings Law, our bicycle accident attorneys recognize that our roadways belong to everyone, and vehicle drivers are required by law to respect bicyclists just as they would any other vehicle on the roadway.
When driving a vehicle, always make sure to check your surroundings for bicyclists. You should check before you get in your car and any time you stop at a stop sign or a red light. Pass cyclists safely and don’t underestimate their speed when turning in front of them.
Crashes with no vehicle contact
Many times, there is no contact between the vehicle and the bicyclist, but a vehicle’s actions cause a bicyclist to crash. A lack of contact does not absolve the vehicle of liability.
At Snellings Law, our team of bicycle accident attorneys has experience working up these types of cases when insurance companies attempt to deny liability based on “no contact.” If this has happened to you or a loved one, please call us today.
We are Bicycle Accident Lawyers
As dedicated bicycle accident attorneys in Frisco, Sherman, and the surrounding North Texas areas, we know that biking is a huge part of our communities. Frisco has many parks with biking trails, including Beavers Bend Park, Cottonwood Creek Greenbelt, and Stewart Creek Park. In Sherman, Binkley Park and Herman Baker Park are great places to ride your bicycle. We advocate for the safety and protection of bike riders, and we hope that you never have to use the services our bicycle accident attorneys provide. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident in Frisco or Sherman, give us a call today at (214)-387-0387 to schedule a free strategy session with one of our experienced bicycle accident attorneys.