If you are involved in a bicycle or pedestrian accident in Texas, the first thing you should do is to seek immediate medical attention. Often, these accidents result in severe injuries requiring emergency medical care. However, even if you weren’t transported to the hospital, you should see a medical provider who can check your injuries and diagnose any underlying trauma you may have endured.
You should also report the incident to the police. Texas law requires you to report any accident that results in bodily injury or death to law enforcement right away.
In the days and weeks following the accident, you should also try to do the following:
- Preserve all evidence you have from the crash, such as pictures of the accident scene, witness statements, your damaged bike, or the clothing you were wearing
- Obtain copies of your medical records and the police report (if available), as well as the driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information
- Contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist you with your claim, especially if the insurance company disputes your injuries or denies your claim
- Avoid discussing the accident with anyone other than your attorney, and do not post about the crash online, including on social media platforms
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling bicycle and pedestrian accidents on behalf of clients throughout Texas. We are here to answer your questions and provide the guidance you need to navigate this extremely challenging time in your life.
We encourage you to reach out to our team today to discuss your potential case with one of our Dallas bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers. In addition to handling complex personal injury claims on behalf of accident victims, we also represent families who have lost loved ones due to fatal bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicle accidents. Our firm can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent motorist or another liable party.