Have you been the victim of a bike accident?

Bicycle accidents can happen to adults and children, with life-changing consequences. Being seriously injured in a bike accident can lead to a future of challenges with permanent impairments. It can leave an individual so seriously wounded that they die, with the family left behind bereft, grieving, devastated, and unsure how to pursue justice. That’s when the team at Frenkel & Frenkel can initiate legal action to help ease some of this terrible burden.

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Common Causes of Bike Accidents

Bike accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Motorist negligence: Drivers of motor vehicles sometimes fail to see cyclists, drive distractedly, speed, drive drunk, or hit a cyclist due to reckless driving conduct.
  • Poor road conditions: Potholes, debris, and uneven pavement can cause cyclists to lose control and crash.
  • Defective equipment: Defective bike parts or equipment can fail and be found to be the cause of a serious or deadly accident.

Who is at fault in a bike accident?

Determining who is at fault in a bike accident depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident. In general, the at-fault party may be:

  • The driver of a motor vehicle who caused the accident
  • Another party who contributed to the accident, such as a manufacturer who produced defective products or parts
  • A negligent contractor that created unsafe road conditions
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Determining Negligence

While it can sometimes be confusing to determine whether or not an injury or loss of life was caused by the negligence of another party, there are four key points that can help to clarify the matter:

  • Duty of Care: This establishes that the responsible party has a “duty of care” to the victim, which involves a responsibility to ensure that the party’s actions do not cause the victim any harm.
  • Breach of duty of care: The responsible party must be shown to have breached their duty of care by either taking improper action or failing to take proper action.
  • Injury: The victim or plaintiff has been injured as a result of the responsible party’s actions.
  • Causation: It is important that we are able to draw a direct line from the action taken by the responsible party and the injury suffered by the victim, which would establish these actions as the direct cause of the injury itself.

Why you need an attorney to fight for your compensation

Bike accidents can be complex legal cases, and victims may struggle to prove their case and obtain the compensation they deserve without the assistance of a talented attorney. When represented by the team at Frenkel & Frenkel, the firm will:  

  • Investigate the accident
  • Gather and preserve evidence to support your case, including photographs, witness statements, police reports, video images, and driver cell phone data
  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
  • Advocate for your rights in court if the insurance company fails to offer fair compensation

    Types of Compensation Available in Bike Accident Cases

    If you've been in a bike accident, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, including:

    • Medical expenses: These include the cost of medical treatment, ambulance fees, hospitalization costs, and prescription medication.
    • Lost wages: The loss of income due to accident-related injuries includes current wages, earning capacity, and other losses, both now and estimated for the future.
    • Pain and suffering: This can include physical pain, emotional distress, and a loss of enjoyment of life, among other personal losses.
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    Common injuries in bike accidents

    Injuries from bike accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe head trauma and broken bones. The most common injuries include road rash, caused by friction between the skin and pavement during a fall, and cuts and bruises. Other examples of severe injuries include:

    • Broken bones, particularly in the wrist, collarbone, and ankle
    • Head trauma, which can range from mild concussions to life-changing brain injuries
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Internal injuries
    • Crush injuries
    • Amputations
    • Permanent cognitive or physical disabilities

    Proper protective gear, such as helmets and knee pads, can help prevent these injuries but not guarantee a safe ride when a negligent driver shares the street or road.

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    Why Choose Frenkel & Frenkel?

    At Frenkel & Frenkel, we prioritize our clients’ needs and work tirelessly to obtain the justice they deserve. As a team of highly experienced Dallas bicycle accident attorneys who have recovered millions in damages for the injured, we fight to achieve the best possible outcome. Our firm has been listed as a Favorite Law Firm by the readers of Addison Magazine, highlighting the quality of our legal representation over the years.

    We don't shy away from taking a case to court and handling large cases in-house, allowing us to provide comprehensive legal assistance to our clients from start to finish. With a focus on representing individuals, never representing corporations or insurance companies, we are a family business that has grown into an industry leader with an outstanding track record of success.

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    Prioritize your safety while cycling, as you may be in the vicinity of a drunk, distracted, or speeding driver. Still, even the most careful cyclist can be seriously injured. Bike accidents are serious matters that can have life-changing consequences. If you've been injured in a bike accident, contact an experienced attorney to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call the personal injury lawyers at Frenkel & Frenkel for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help.

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