Fort Worth Bicycle Accident Lawyer
The Law Office of Doug Goyen represents people for personal injury cases related to accidents and has been helping clients recover compensation for their injuries from those accidents since 1997. Attorney Doug Goyen is a Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer handling auto accidents including those where bicyclists are hit by automobiles. Our Fort Worth auto accident attorney team provides expertise, experience, and representation you can count on to get you compensated for your injury.
The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2019 bicyclists were involved in accidents with automobiles in 2,547 reported cases. 68 of those were fatal. 2288 of those accidents caused injuries. If you are struck by an automobile while riding a bicycle there is a very high likelihood of being injured in that collision.
The Law Office of Doug Goyen helps people injured in accidents in a variety of ways. Some of the ways we help in bicycle accident injury cases include:
- Collecting the money from auto insurers for our client’s medical bills including ambulance, emergency room bills, doctor’s bills, and other medical-related bills that were incurred due to the accident.
- Finding medical facilities for our clients that do not know where to receive treatment for their injuries.
- Finding medical facilities that can defer billing our clients while they receive treatment, so those clients who cannot afford to pay the bills upfront for their treatment can receive the treatment they need for their injuries.
- Collecting compensation for our clients for any lost income they have due to the injury they suffered in the accident.
- Getting the full settlement value of our client’s personal injury claim for their pain and suffering, disfigurement, physical impairment, or any other injury-related damage caused by the accident.
We obtain reimbursement for our client’s medical expenses. We assist in locating medical facilities that can treat injuries caused by being hit by a car. We obtain the evidence required to recover your lost income. We gather evidence to prove the full value of your personal injury so that you can be compensated.
We have handled thousands of personal injury cases and obtained settlement funds worth millions of dollars for our clients. If you require the services of a Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer, call (972) 599 4100. There is no fee unless we win. We will start on your case today
The following checklist is intended for people who have been hit by a car while riding their bicycle.
Check yourself for injuries. Being hit by a car while riding a bicycle is unexpected and unexpected. It is also a traumatic event. As soon as you gather your senses, you will most likely be in shock. Before you try to move around, make sure you don’t have any serious injuries. If you are injured in any way, whether you believe the injuries are serious or not, you must seek medical attention immediately.
If you are injured, call 911. If you are hit by a vehicle while riding your bicycle, you must call 911 so that police and paramedics can examine you. The police will look into the accident, and paramedics will assess you for any serious injuries.
Obtain contact information for witnesses. Gather any witnesses’ contact information. Obtain names, phone numbers, email addresses, and any other contact information they are willing to provide you with. Witnesses may not wait for the police to arrive. You must obtain their contact information before they depart.
Obtain a driver’s license and auto insurance. After an accident, Texas law requires a driver to provide identification and proof of auto liability insurance. Take a photo of the driver’s ID and insurance information with your cellphone if you have one.
Photograph the damage to your bike and vehicle, as well as the scene. Take pictures of the damage to your bike as well as any damage to the vehicle that hit you. Photograph the accident scene as well. Take photos of the direction you were going on your bike, as well as the direction you were coming from. Take photos of the direction in which the vehicle that hit you was traveling, as well as the direction in which they came from. Take photos of any on-the-ground debris from the collision, such as broken glass. Photograph any skid marks that may have been left on the ground.
NOTE: If you are unable to do any of the above, you must bring a friend or family member to the scene to assist you.
Inform the police of what occurred in the accident. Tell the police what happened when they arrive. The officer will speak to each person involved separately, away from the rest of the group. Inform the officer of what occurred so that your version of the accident is included in the police report.
Pay attention to the paramedics. If the paramedics advise you to go to the emergency room, you should do so. Paramedics are trained to look for signs of traumatic injuries that could be serious or even fatal. If they tell you to, go to the ER.
If you have been injured, you should hire a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer. Actually speak with the attorney, not the claims manager. If you can’t reach the attorney or get a return call, don’t use him or her. Engage the services of a lawyer to represent you in negotiations with the insurance company. You need a Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer who handles car accidents and bicycle accidents who understands how to present your claim in a way that does not jeopardize your ability to collect compensation for your injuries.
Be aware of your symptoms. If your symptoms worsen later in the day and you feel the need to go to the emergency room, do not hesitate. Go to the doctor and get yourself checked out.
Seek medical attention for any injuries you may have. If you are injured, you must consult with a medical professional. If you are unsure where to go, the Law Office of Doug Goyen can assist you in locating a medical provider who will see you for your injuries. If you are unable to pay for treatment, we can assist you in locating a medical facility that will defer billing until your insurance company pays for your injury.
Get an estimate for your bike’s damage. If your bicycle is damaged, you must be compensated for the damage. Some bicycles are exorbitantly priced. Get an estimate for your bicycle from a repair shop. If the damage is too severe for repairs, obtain documentation demonstrating the cost of replacing your bicycle (similar age and condition bicycle).
Photograph any visible injuries. If you do not provide proof the insurance company might not believe you had visible injuries.
If you are injured, do not speak with the automobile insurance adjuster. If you have been injured by a car, do not speak with the insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s job is to try to reduce the amount of money paid by the insurance company for injury claims. They will deny your claim if they can. Adjusters ask questions in order to elicit responses that will allow them to deny a portion or all of a claim.
Be cautious about what you post on social media. Assume that the insurance adjuster, investigator, and lawyers will see anything you post on social media. If you post photos of yourself having fun with friends or family and appearing to be in good health, the insurance company will use those photos against your injury claim.
Call the Law Office of Doug Goyen at (972) 599 4100, or contact us on our website contact form.
Bicyclists are allowed to ride on public roads. Insurance adjusters frequently treat a bicycler’s injury unfairly and unjustly, relying on bias and broad generalizations to avoid paying for what their driver caused. Bicycles are generally entitled to all rights and obligated to all duties of the road that apply to a motor vehicle. Tex. Transp. Code § 551.101, see also Tex. Transp. Code, Title 7, Subtitle C. Rules of the Road, Chapters 541 – 600.
Bicycling can be a great way to get in shape and exercise. Cycling is one of the best cardiovascular workouts you can give your body. The effect on your joints and body, in general, is usually negligible (compared to other cardio exercising like running). Cycling is one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world.
Unfortunately, cycling can be dangerous due to the inattention of some motorists. Some drivers fail to pay attention to what is happening on the road in front of or around them. Drivers of automobiles who are distracted by cell phones, radios, or children yelling in the back seat can be extremely dangerous to cyclists. The driver of an automobile is protected, but the rider of a bicycle is not. A bicycle accident in a car can result in serious injuries or death.
If you are hit by a car while riding your bike, the medical bills and lost time at work can quickly add up. Frequently, the insurance company will argue that the bicyclist should have yielded to the car. We represent people who have been injured in bicycle accidents or the families of cyclists who have been killed in road accidents.
A bicycle accident can result in serious injuries. Spinal injuries to the back or neck, a torn ACL in the knee, lacerations/cuts, broken bones, head or brain trauma, or ligament damage are all possibilities. You may be in debt due to medical bills or have lost your job. It is possible that you will be unable to carry out your normal daily activities. We can help you discuss your options and devise a strategy to address all of the issues listed above. Please contact our Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer to discuss your case.
For those looking for a Fort Worth bicycle accident lawyer, we provide free phone consultations and strategy sessions. The strategy session includes a summary of your case, the legal issues identified during the session, and identification of the most important of those legal issues to help you maximize your recovery on the case. We will email you a copy of this strategy session for your records.CASES WE HANDLE
The Law Office of Doug Goyen’s auto accident attorney in Fort Worth team handles car crash injury cases. This includes vehicle crash cases (car accident cases, 18-wheeler accident cases, motorcycle accident cases, pedestrians struck by vehicles, etc.), premises cases (such as injuries caused by a dangerous condition on a property), dog bite cases (or other animals where the owner let their animal loose or had a dangerous animal and the owner’s negligence causes injury to someone else), workplace injuries, and other injuries caused by the owner’s negligence.INFORMATION ABOUT ATTORNEY GOYEN
Our firm has handled thousands of injury cases, including disputed claims, trials, and other difficulties encountered by those seeking compensation from insurance companies as a result of their injuries. Doug Goyen worked as an injury claims adjuster for the insurance industry for many years before becoming a lawyer in 1997. Doug Goyen graduated from SMU’s Dedman School of Law in 1997, was admitted to the Texas bar that same year, and has been handling auto accident injuries, including bicycle accident cases since then. Our experience, knowledge, and training assist in ensuring that you have the best representation for your case.
Directions to our office:
Law Office of Doug Goyen
15851 Dallas Pkwy #605
Addison, Texas 75001
(972) 599 4100 phone
(972) 398 2629 fax
By Doug Goyen, email@example.com
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