McAllen Bicycle Accident Lawyer
There Are No Fees Unless We Win!
Were you injured by a motorist who hit you while you were riding your bike? Have you been involved in a multi-cyclist crash? Was your loved one killed in a tragic bicycle accident? Here at Tijerina Legal Group, P.C., our experienced McAllen bicycle accident attorney is ready to fight for you. We are committed to helping injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed secure the fair compensation they are owed when someone else’s negligence causes them harm.
Led by our founding partner, Humberto Tijerina, our firm is incredibly passionate about fighting for the rights of injured victims and their loved ones. We have been recognized as one of the leading law firms in McAllen, and, to date, Mr. Tijerina has recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of his clients. At Tijerina Legal Group, P.C., we offer contingency fees, which means you do not owe anything unless we win your case. There is absolutely no risk in calling our firm and speaking to a member of our team about your potential bicycle accident case.
What to Do After a Bike Accident
In many cases, bicycle accidents lead to severe, catastrophic injuries. These injuries can have a serious and long-lasting impact on the victim’s life, affecting everything from their physical health and emotional well-being to their ability to return to work and earn a living. If you regularly ride a bike, whether for fun or as your primary method of transportation, it’s important to know what to do in the event you are involved in an accident.
After a bike accident, to the best of your ability, make sure to do the following:
- Seek medical attention. If anyone appears severely injured, do not move them. Call 911 and wait for paramedics to arrive.
- If you or anyone else is injured, contact local police and have them come out to the scene of the accident. File an official police report.
- Refrain from discussing the accident beyond the details needed for the police report. Do not post about the accident on social media.
- Get the contact information and insurance information of the other people involved, including the driver and/or other cyclists or pedestrians.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as your injuries, on your cell phone or a camera. Do this as soon as possible after the accident.
- Talk to any witnesses who may have seen what happened and record their names, contact information, and a brief statement.
- Reach out to a bicycle accident lawyer who can help you understand your rights and pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
It is especially critical that you speak to an attorney before talking to anyone from the other party’s insurance company. Insurance adjusters have one job: to deny claims. They may try to get you to sign a written statement or provide an oral statement about what happened. You do not have to talk to the insurance adjuster. In fact, it is in your best interest to avoid talking to them and never sign any statements before first speaking to a lawyer.
Liability in Bike Accident Cases
Just like in other types of personal injury claims, it’s important to determine who was at fault for a bicycle accident, as this generally indicates who is liable for your damages. Generally speaking, the person or party that acted negligently or wrongfully is at fault.
Depending on the circumstances involved in your particular case, any of the following parties could be liable for the accident:
- The driver of a vehicle that hit you
- Another cyclist who caused the crash
- A pedestrian who was acting carelessly
- A manufacturer who created a defective bike or bike part
- The construction company that designed or built a defective road
- The entity who failed to conduct proper street maintenance
- The employer of a commercial truck driver who caused the accident
Additionally, in some cases, the injured cyclist is partially at fault for an accident. This might be the case if the cyclist was not following the rules of the road or was somehow acting negligently. Fortunately, under Texas’s modified comparative negligence rule, individuals who are partially liable for an accident are still permitted to collect damages as long as they were less than 50% at fault. However, the total recovery one can receive will be reduced by his or her percentage of fault for the incident.
So, for example, if the insurance company argues that you were 20% to blame for the crash and the court agrees, and your total damages amounted to $10,000, you would only be able to recover up to 80% of that total amount, or $8,000. Often, insurance companies argue that a claimant was considerably more at fault than they really were for an accident as a way of devaluing and underpaying claims. We recommend that you reach out to our team at Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. right away to speak to a team that will protect your rights and best interests.
We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
At Tijerina Legal Group, P.C., we understand just how devastating bicycle accidents can be. If you were gravely injured or if your loved one died as a result of a bike crash, we are here to provide the caring, supportive legal guidance you need. Throughout his years in practice as a leading McAllen bike accident lawyer, Mr. Tijerina has recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of the injured, and he is ready to fight for you too.
Our firm is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We do not charge any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses, and you only owe attorney’s fees if and when we win your case. We are committed to providing the effective advocacy our clients deserve, coupled with the results they need to heal and get back on their feet.