Denton Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Attorney Doug Goyen Attorney Doug Goyen has handled thousands of injury cases, including pedestrians struck by auto accidents, and has recovered millions of dollars in judgments and settlements for those injury cases. The Law Office of Doug Goyen provides experienced, aggressive, and powerful representation for our clients. Pedestrians hit by cars require the services of a Denton auto accident lawyer that is experienced in car accident injury cases. Call (972) 599 4100 today if you need a Denton Bicycle Accident Lawyer.

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bicycle in an accident Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation in Denton, as it is both environmentally friendly and heart healthy. Unfortunately, motorists do not always give bicyclists enough room: In the United States, around 467,000 cyclists were injured in crashes in a single year, with over 1,000 cyclists dying because of their injuries.

Our Denton bicycle accident lawyers have assisted numerous clients in the aftermath of life-changing bicycle accidents and injuries at the Law Office of Doug Goyen. We have no qualms with taking on difficult and complex matters. Because of our ability to represent and safeguard the rights of severely injured clients, we have earned a reputation for success over the years.


Bicycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but because cyclists are less protected than drivers or passengers, they are significantly more likely to suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. In a bicycle collision, there could be several factors at play: A collision with a pedestrian or a car door, for example, may not result in catastrophic injury on its own, but it may propel the bicycle into the path of approaching automobiles or trucks.

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Intersection collisions — When a cyclist stops at an intersection, but a motorist does not, a rear-end collision occurs. The driver is frequently travelling too fast or following too closely and is unable to stop in time.

Left-turn collisions occur when a cyclist approaches an intersection, and an automobile already there makes a left turn. A distracted driver may slam into or pull immediately in front of a bike, causing the bicycle to collide with the car’s side.

Right-hand turn (“right hook”) collisions — As a bicyclist and a car approach an intersection, the automobile makes a right-hand turn, crossing the bike lane and colliding with the bicyclist who is traveling straight. When the driver of a car fails to utilize the turn signal to inform the biker, it might be dangerous.

Collisions with doors – A driver may open a door without first looking for a bike approaching from behind. Slamming into the door by a biker can be incredibly easy.


Although a negligent person is involved in many bicycle accident lawsuits, identifying, and proving culpability can be difficult. We at the Law Office of Doug Goyen are meticulous in our investigation of bicycle accident cases because we must either convince an insurance that our client is entitled to the compensation we are seeking – or convince a jury that our client was not at fault.

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Careless driving – By paying attention and obeying all traffic laws, every vehicle should be able to safely share the road with bicyclists. We are all aware that inattentive drivers are prone to making errors or poor decisions. Distracted driving, neglecting to signal, and failing to yield appropriately are all examples of these.

Aggressive driving and road rage are common in Texas. Motorists go at a much faster pace than cyclists, and irritated motorists might become aggressive. In order to urge a cyclist to move over or accelerate up, drivers may tailgate them. Drivers may sometimes attempt to pass bicyclists in an unsafe manner by approaching too closely and colliding with them. Drivers who are enraged on the road may threaten or hurt cyclists on purpose.

Impaired driving – It is difficult enough for drunk or drugged drivers to pay attention and avoid hitting other cars; it’s far more difficult for them to see and avoid bikes. Many life-threatening or deadly bike crashes in Denton are caused by drunk drivers.

Opening a vehicle door in front of a bike — As previously stated, open door collisions with cyclists are common in Denton. While these crashes may not involve moving cars, cyclists might sustain serious injuries if they are flung from their bikes into traffic, other objects, or the road after colliding with a fixed car door. The law demands that vehicle occupants check their mirrors before opening their doors.

Of course, drivers are not the only ones to blame for collisions. If the driver were on the job at the time of the crash, the employer could be held liable for the employee’s negligence. Bicycle accidents may also occur as a result of the negligence of other businesses and parties.

The following are examples of negligent behavior:

Departments of Transportation are responsible for designing and maintaining safe roads, which includes bike lanes and bike pathways. If a bicycle is seriously injured while riding on a bike lane, road, or path that has potholes or other dangers or is improperly built, the responsible government agency should be held liable.

Bicycles or components that are improperly designed, as well as helmets that are defective – It is the responsibility of bicycle manufacturers to sell bicycles that are safe to ride. When a company sells a defective bicycle or bicycle part and the rider crashes as a result of the malfunction, the company should be held liable for the cyclist’s substantial damages. Defective bicycle helmets, which failed to function properly and resulted in catastrophic brain damage, fall into the same category.

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Many bicycle accident injuries are severe, and sufferers might suffer significant financial losses. Our attorneys understand how to calculate high value claims worth millions of dollars to ensure that catastrophically injured clients get the money they need to recoup as much as possible, from medical bills to lost income to pain and suffering.

Clients with catastrophic and life-threatening injuries are represented by our bicycle accident lawyers, including:

  • Head trauma (TBIs)
  • Injuries to the spine
  • Motor control and paralysis
  • Fractures
  • Wrongful death
  • Internal organ injuries

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Your choice of attorney is critical in any situation. Nonetheless, do not put off contacting the correct law company for too long. If you do, you might find it more difficult to gather proof as time goes on.

You also have a limited time to file a lawsuit under Texas law:

If you have to sue the government, you usually only have six months from the date of the accident to file your claim.

You normally have only two years from the date of the injury to sue a private citizen.


Bicyclists may face a lifetime of disability, financial losses, and pain and suffering if they are involved in a bicycle accident. Do not lose faith, though; the Law Office of Doug Goyen’s highly competent and dedicated Denton bicycle accident attorneys know how to assist accident victims in this difficult position. We commit to taking on the most difficult injury cases because we know we can help critically injured people and their families.

Our history of outcomes for our clients speaks for itself, in addition to our reputation in Texas and around the United States. We represent clients who have suffered multimillion-dollar losses as a result of catastrophic injuries, and we routinely and successfully secure the settlements and verdicts that they deserve to compensate them for their colossal losses.

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The Law Office of Doug Goyen handles personal injury cases all over Texas. This includes motor vehicle accidents including (car crash cases, 18-wheelers, motorcycles, pedestrians struck by vehicles, bicyclists struck by vehicles, drunk driving accidents, and wrongful death cases from accidents).

Car Accidents
Car Accidents

We deal with the insurance company and protect your rights while you focus on what you need to do to get better and take care of yourself and those around you.

Truck Accidents
Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks do serious damage and cause serious injuries. We will fight for you to get you the compensation you deserve and protect your rights while you recover.

DWI Accidents
DWI Accidents

Drunk drivers cause serious injuries and death every year. We fight their insurance companies to get you compensated for the damage and injury they have caused you.

Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians struck by vehicles can suffer serious injuries. We represent people injured in by negligent drivers and help our clients get compensation for their injury.

Car Accidents
Bicycle Accidents

Bicyclists are at risk of serious injury if they are hit by a vehicle. We represent bicyclists who have been hit by careless drivers.

Truck Accidents
Dram Shop Cases

When bars or restaurants continue to over-serve drunk people, and those people cause accidents that result in injuries, we assist clients in obtaining compensation for their injuries.

DWI Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents

We fight for the rights of motorcyclists who have been hurt by careless drivers. We are fighting for full compensation from the insurance company.

Wrongful Death Accidents
Wrongful Death Accidents

When someone dies as a result of negligence from a motor vehicle accident, the family and estate have a claim against the negligent parties. We represent families and estates in obtaining restitution for their losses


If you or someone you know needs the assistance of a Denton auto accident attorney call (972) 599 4100 for a free consultation and a free strategy session regarding your case. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, identification of the legal issues involved with your case, and identifying those legal issues that will help maximize your recovery in your case. We will email a copy of this strategy session to you for you to keep.


There is no fee unless and until you win! If we work on your case, we charge a contingency fee, which means that if we don’t win, we don’t get paid. The better we serve you, the better we are compensated – our interest is the same as yours.

Call (972) 599 4100 or contact us through our contact form on our website.


Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax

Directions to our office: We are on the southbound side of the service road to the Tollway. Stay on the Dallas North Tollway until you come to the Keller Springs exit. Take the Keller Spring exit. Stay on the service road on the southbound side and go just past Keller Springs. Our office is the 2nd building south of Keller Springs, located on the service road to the North Dallas Tollway in the Madison Business Center on the 6th floor.

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You want a great lawyer who keeps you informed on whats going on speaks with you personally and gets the job done call Doug Goyen. He is excellent & very professional you wont go wrong choosing him!! Thanks again for all your help Mr. Goyen! Socorro V.
Very efficient staff. I am VERY pleased with this firm. Gina W.
Very professional job handling my accident claim. I had some ER bills, and some visits to my ortho after (and various other bills that kept coming in). I was afraid I was going to get stuck owing money, but Doug Goyen took care of the case and had everything paid, including compensating me for the injury. Great lawyer IMO. I felt like my case was taken care of very well. Thx!! Bernard M.
Doug is a great attorney. He took care of my auto accident claim promptly, and answered any questions I had. I also had one of my hospital bills go into collections for non-payment. I was able to contact Doug a year after the accident, and received a copy of the check the hospital claimed they didn’t receive. I highly recommend this guy. David J.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helped me recovery every bit I was owed on my claim. Very happy I used them. They knew what they were doing, and kept me informed. I felt taken care of the whole way. You wont go wrong using them. Arthur H.
Mr. Goyen helped me take on my own insurance company, the great and mighty Allstate. My prior firm basically dumped me, with a permanent injury because the case didn’t meet their financial guidelines for a settlement. I was a bicycle rider hit by a car driver at an intersection, and Allstate was the company on BOTH SIDES OF THE CLAIM. My own insurance company tried to throw me under the bus to limit their payout! Without Mr. Goyen’s help, I would have been left with NOTHING! I had thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills, unable to receive treatment to correct the issue. He was unafraid and helped me get the best settlement I could … I am tremendously thankful! Pamala M.