When injured in a bicycle crash, it is only right that you seek compensation from the negligent party. The damages in a bicycle accident claim that can be recovered including reimbursement of medical bills and lost wages, along with emotional damages. Contact our Texas injury attorneys today to protect your rights and receive the full compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today.
Damages in a Bicycle Accident Claim | Modified Comparative Fault
In Texas, there are modified comparative fault laws that affect how much compensation you can get after your role in the accident has been factored in. If you played a role in causing the accident, you might have a reduced award. If the accident was mostly your fault, you will not be allowed to collect compensation. For example, if you are more than 50% at fault, you get nothing. If you are 50% or less at fault, then you get a reduced award. For example, a $10,000 award would turn into a $7,000 award if you were found to be 30% at fault.
Damages in a Bicycle Accident Claim | Statute of Limitations
If you are unfamiliar with the term ‘statute of limitations’ it means the amount of time given to bring your claim or settle it in civil court. If you miss your statute of limitations, you will not be permitted to seek compensation from the liable party’s insurance company. In Texas, you are given two years from the date of your accident to be within the statute of limitations. Two years may seem like a long time and you may be tempted to put off calling an attorney. We warn you not to do this as waiting could damage your case. Evidence that has been collected from the scene needs to be protected and your witnesses should be interviewed. If a lot of time passes, your evidence might disappear, and your witnesses might forget important details about your accident. Act quickly after your accident to ensure that you are on the right track to getting everything done on time.
If you have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident, please do not hesitate to call our office to set up a free consultation with our dedicated, experienced, and supportive Texas bicycle accident attorneys. We will be here for you every step of the way and fight the liable party’s insurance company to get you the fullest and fairest amount of compensation possible.