Bicycle Accident Attorney:
If you have been hurt or injured on a bicycle, motorcycle, or by an automobile as a pedestrian, contact our
bicycle accident attorneys, motorcycle accident attorneys, or pedestrian accident attorneys for your free
case evaluation. Do NOT speak with an insurance company representative. The insurance industry depends on
reducing the amount of recovery every person who makes a claim is entitled to, this is how they stay in business.
Contact us, we can help you or your loved one with an injury.
We like to work with cyclists because we are cyclists. In fact, anything with two wheels is how we generally get around.
We know what it is like on the road and how drivers behave towards cyclists. If you have been injured, it is crucial
that you protect your rights and get the necessary medical treatment you need. In order to fully recover for your
loss you need a skilled bicycle accident attorney who can help you navigate the complexity of your case. Our bicycle accident attorneys
will assist you with understanding the complexity of the personal injury case, vehicle and traffic laws, medical concerns,
insurance laws and issues, negligence and liability laws as well as be your advocate to the insurance company representatives. Contact us
so we can evaluate your case. See our page on bike accidents.
Also, visit our personal injury blog: Personal Injury Blog and What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident:
- Immediately get the emergency care you need.
911 should be called immediately. DO NOT refuse medical attention following a cycling accident. You may be in shock and/or not realize your injuries.
Make sure to get the drivers license number, license plate, and description of the driver if it appears the police are not coming or the driver may leave the scene.
As close in time to the incident take as many notes as you can recall about the incident, include a diagram of the location, the vehicles, and your physical as well as property damages
DO NOT discuss liability with the driver
Keep your bike and the clothes you were wearing (no matter how soiled), and take photos of them as well as your injuries.
You should call an attorney to discuss your rights following a bike accident.
- Follow-up with your primary care physician.
- Do not speak to the insurance company of the person/company who injured you until you have contacted an attorney. Insurance companies will try to contact you through an adjuster or attorney with one goal in mind, limit the amount of money you may be entitled to recover.
- Investigation: Only trained professionals should investigate incidents causing severe injury. This will include speaking with witnesses and taking their statements. Photographs of the incident site will need to be taken by a trained individual who knows what to look for and preserve evidence as close in time to the incident as possible.
Cyclists suffer all sorts of injuries and even death due to driver negligence. Bicycle safety issues are gaining awareness as cycling gains popularity and acceptance.
Motor vehicles often have difficulty with cyclists shared use of roadways and one case of road rage or driver neglect can have devastating results to they cyclist and their loved ones.
It is not uncommon for bike riders to be injured by car doors, "doored", or hit by cars that do not respect the right-of-way, and often, drivers who were just not paying attention.
All over Texas, our cities need more bike lanes. Whether you are riding on North or South Lamar, Guadalupe near UT, Highway 360, Cat Mountain, Town Lake, or cruising around campus in San Marcos, and/or Landa or Zilker Parks, there is simply no safe place for cyclists to ride without having to endure angry car drivers
or the drivers who later casually recall, "Oops!, I did not see 'em there on that bike". Texas law requires cars to "share the road" with cyclists. Given the ever increasing number of bicycle riders who have taken to the joy of riding either out of personal pleasure, ecological politics, or
because gas is simply unaffordable, local governments should be acting more now than ever before to protect this growing population of bicyclists.
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a bike and negotiating traffic in Austin contact our law office today.
Motorcycle & Scooter Accidents
If you or someone you love and care about has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, it is crucial that you protect your rights. In order to protect your
rights, you or your loved one will need a skilled motorcycle accident attorney to help you navigate the complexity of vehicle and traffic laws, physician and
alternative medical support issues, the laws of negligence and other liability issues and concerns and how and when to deal with insurance companies and their
representatives. Being represented by a skilled motorcycle accident attorney means you will be provided guidance through all these various aspects of a personal injury motorcycle
Most motorcycle accidents occur where the driver of the vehicle that hit the rider violated a right-of-way or “did not see the motorcycle”. Knowing how to overcome the prejudices that many car drivers/jurors have towards motorcyclists is as important as knowing the law. We at the Shefman Law Group understand what it is like out on the road. We are endurance bicyclists, scooter and motorcycle riders. We ride on country roads and busy city streets and highways, just like you. If you are a biker, a cyclist, a walker, jogger, or just cruising around, we have you covered, contact us today for your fee no obligation consultation.