PROVIDING LEGAL AID AFTER BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Biking and walking as a form of transportation has become increasingly popular in the Austin community. These are healthy alternatives that also help you save some money. Whether you are walking or biking, you still take safety precautions and follow the rules of the road. Unfortunately, accidents still happen.At J. Torrez Law P.C., we understand the devastating impact these types of accidents have on victims, and are equipped to help you as you fight to recover.
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF INJURIES
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents often result in serious, catastrophic injuries. When walking or riding a bike, you usually have little to protect yourself from the impact of being hit by a car. Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Spine and neck injuries
- Loss of limbs
These types of injuries can impact your way of life and future. Accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Oftentimes, drivers do not share the roadway like they should. Motorists are used to looking for other large vehicles and forget to check for bicycles, or to watch crosswalks for people walking or running. Distracted and impaired drivers may swerve into other lanes or off the road, causing a collision. Regardless of how an accident happens, negligent motorists must take responsibility for the injuries they caused. A bicycle injury is no small matter.
Our bicycle and pedestrian accident attorney works diligently to not only hold motorists accountable, but to also ensure they become more aware of the increasing presence of bicyclists and people walking.
ADVOCATING FOR JUSTICE
If you and your family enjoy walking, jogging or biking, please always abide by rules and regulations. Use designated crosswalks and hand signals. Wear safety equipment including a helmet and reflective gear.
In the event of an accident, contact our Austin office. Call us at 512-480-5995 to schedule a consultation with our bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyer. Don’t fight alone, let us help you. We advocate for injury victims throughout Travis, Williamson, Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop and Bexar counties here in Texas, and strive to keep the roadways of our community as safe as possible.