Dallas / Fort Worth Bicycle Accident Attorney
If you live in the Dallas area, biking accidents are very common. Losses resulting from a bicycle accident can range from wrongful death to personal injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, as well as physical pain and mental anguish. The only way you can be sure that your bicycle accident claim will be properly handled is to hire an experienced Dallas bicycle accident attorney to represent you. Not only will Robert C. Slim, Attorney at Law, know how to prepare your biking accident case for maximum value, he also knows how to properly negotiate your claim to get the highest possible settlement.
The Texas Department of Transportation annual report states that almost 400 fatalities occurred in Texas involving pedestrians and bicyclists. Aside from the deaths that occur from these accidents, anyone can certainly understand and appreciate that such accidents have a tendency to cause very serious injuries compared to a typical two-car collision. For these reasons, there are very specific rules governing how pedestrians and bicycle operators are to conduct themselves on the roadways.
One should note that, contrary to popular belief, the motorist is very commonly exonerated and found not to be at fault in accidents involving pedestrians and bike riders. That is because the average juror tends to identify more with the vehicle operator. Therefore, your personal injury lawyer must appreciate that they are faced with the unique challenge of making sure that the events surrounding the accident show more negatively against the vehicle operator than the pedestrian or bicyclist. This can be accomplished by showing that the pedestrian or bicyclist was in full compliance with all the rules of the road, or that the motorist was distracted or otherwise committing a moving violation.