As bicycles have become more popular as an inexpensive and reliable form of transportation, rapidly growing urban areas in Texas, like Houston, Clear Lake, and Galveston, have taken steps toward becoming more bike-friendly. With traffic in Houston routinely ranked among the nation’s worst, the city has been leading several pro-cycling policy changes in recent years. The TxDOT Bicycle Advisory Committee’s Strategic Direction Report, meanwhile, has identified numerous strategies and tactics to improve bicycle and pedestrian accommodations throughout the state.
Though cycling has become more popular, the risks and dangers of riding have not yet been mitigated. Bicycles may have as much right to the road as motor vehicles under the law. but cyclists are much much more susceptible to the actions of the motorists around them and even the conditions of the roads under their wheels. When a cyclist is struck by a vehicle that outweighs the bicycle by a thousand pounds or more, injuries often follow.
When a driver injures a cyclist, that driver (and their insurance carrier) should be held responsible. If you have been involved in an accident on your bicycle, call or fill out a free consultation request. Simon & O’Rourke can determine the best course of action to get you back behind the handlebars without sacrificing your financial freedom to resulting medical bills and damages.
Simon & O’Rourke Law Firm has the expertise to win your case, the dedication to help you through your hard times, and the courtroom skills to get you the highest level of compensation possible for medical procedures, hospital stays, medications, loss of income, or physical therapy costs that result from your accident. Fill in the online form to schedule a free, no obligation consultation at our Webster office. Simon & O’Rourke also serve the Greater Houston and Galveston Areas – Clear Lake, Pasadena, Friendswood, Galveston, League City, Deer Park, and more. We’re ready to help!