Bicycling can be a convenient, cost-effective way to get around the Baytown area. Still, riders are at higher risk of getting seriously hurt in an accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle accident due to another person’s negligence, you may not know what to do to protect your rights. One of the best ways to increase your chances of achieving full compensation is to contact an experienced professional personal injury lawyer.
At Mott & Moffett, we have proudly represented victims in the Baytown areas for years. Our trusted bicycle accident attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients with their compassionate and dedicated approach. We always have your best interest in mind and advocate for your needs during negotiation and litigation. Bicycle accident claims can be complicated, so we provide open and honest communication from start to finish so that you always know what to expect.
One of the most challenging aspects of bicycle accident claims is proving fault, but we can help you understand what you need to do to hold the at-fault party accountable. When gathering evidence and identifying a liable party, we consider the following:
As the victim filing a claim against someone, you carry the burden of proof. You are responsible for showing evidence that demonstrates the following:
We can help you gather essential information to prove these points, including police reports, medical records, and surveillance footage. You can also take photos and videos of the scene and your injuries after the accident, document witness information, and take notes about your emotional state to show the damage the at-fault party caused. We strive to build the strongest claim possible so that you can receive a fair settlement.
It’s also important to know that Texas uses a modified comparative negligence system when determining fault. This system affects the damages you receive, so we ensure insurance companies carry out the process fairly. In most bicycle accidents, both parties share the fault. Therefore, each party involved receives a fault percentage, which gets deducted from their compensation. Anyone who is over 50% at fault cannot collect damages.
For example, if you are 20% at fault for the accident because you veered slightly out of the bicycle lane, and your claim has a $100,000 value, you will receive $80,000 instead of the full amount. If insurance companies try to assign you an unfair fault percentage, we will take your case to court if necessary.
A bicycle accident can have a serious physical, emotional, and financial impact on your life, all of which deserve recognition. We fiercely advocate for just compensation for these losses, which may include the following:
You may also recover punitive damages if the at-fault party acted with malicious intent. These damages serve as a punishment for the defendant instead of a reward for the victim. While you cannot request punitive damages in your claim, we may help you present evidence that the negligent person acted willfully if that is the case.
After a bicycle accident, you may wonder if you have the right to file a claim against the at-fault party or how to fight for your rights. A knowledgeable and trustworthy bicycle accident lawyer can help you determine if you have a claim and your legal options to achieve the justice you deserve. Our highly-skilled bicycle accident attorneys handle every aspect of your claim, including the following:
A bicycle accident lawyer can also help you file your claim promptly, which is important because Texas law only gives you two years to file your claim. We allow you to focus on recovery while we dedicate ourselves to building a strong claim and taking complex tasks off your plate. Ultimately, hiring a bicycle accident lawyer can give you a less stressful legal experience.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 130,000 bicyclists are injured in crashes in the US every year. Bicyclists do not have the same protections as drivers, so they often suffer severe injuries, even in minor accidents. If someone else’s negligence caused a bicycle accident and your injuries, contact our caring bicycle accident lawyers at Mott & Moffett to protect your rights.
Our Baytown lawyers handle every aspect of your claim, including negotiation and litigation. We take the weight off your shoulders to make the legal process more manageable. With our consistent support, you may achieve full compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable for their reckless actions. To schedule a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call 888-596-6582.