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Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycling is becoming more and more popular in and around the Dallas area. Not only does this provide a convenient way to get from place to place, but it is also environmentally friendly. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions have drivers cause serious harm to bicyclists. At the Law Office Of Julie Johnson, our Dallas personal injury lawyers are ready to help if you or a loved one have been injured. Let us investigate your case and more to secure the compensation you need.

Bicycle Accident Injuries Can Lead To Serious Injuries

There is no denying that bicyclists are more vulnerable than others on and around the roadway. While wearing a helmet can reduce the number of serious head injuries and fatalities caused by bike crashes, they cannot prevent all injuries. It is not uncommon for our Dallas bicycle accident lawyers to help clients with the following injuries in the aftermath of a crash:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

Each of these injuries requires medical care (even minor injuries can result in major medical bills). For serious bicycle accident injuries, victims could face long rehabilitation times and missed work. If a victim cannot work while they recover, they could lose the income they need to support themselves.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 2,426 total bicycle accidents during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were:

  • 72 fatalities
  • 258 suspected serious injuries
  • 1,043 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 886 possible injuries

Looking at those statistics, it is clear that a high percentage of all bicycle accidents result in injuries or fatalities.

How Do These Incidents Happen?

In many cases, bicycle accidents are caused by careless or negligent drivers. Bicyclists are often ignored by drivers on the roadway. It is not uncommon for drivers to fail to yield to cyclists at crosswalks, intersections, and in bike lanes. We also know that impaired drivers are much more likely to collide with bicyclists, as are drivers distracted by their phones or other devices.

Bicyclists are also vulnerable to poorly designed and poorly maintained roadways. In these cases, the government agencies responsible for the roadway may be held accountable for injuries resulting from a crash.

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