Category: Bicycle Accidents

Front of car impacted by accident

When a driver hits another car, a pedestrian, or cyclist, we can be too quick to habitually blame the victim for the accident instead of the driver who is responsible. This unfair victim accusation is based in part on human psychology, with negligent (or careless) drivers (and their insurers) all too willing to perpetuate this […]

Houston Non-Profit Takes Biking Safety into Its Own Hands

The numbers highlight the dangers bicyclists face when they ride on Houston’s roadways. In 2017, the grim statistics show that 21 bicyclists were killed in the metro area and 639 were injured on area roads. What is causing these tragic and unacceptable deaths and injuries? There are a number of factors to blame. Aggressive drivers […]

Houston’s Police Step up Enforcement of Safe Passing Law

Houston Police want the public to know they have ramped up their enforcement of the city’s Safe Passing Ordinance. Drivers must keep three feet away when passing cyclists, and six feet away if they drive a commercial vehicle. HPD is now conducting a media blitz to make sure all drivers get the message. Six bike […]

Bicycle Safety: How to Choose a Helmet

In 2016, a total of 835 U.S. bicyclists were killed in accidents involving a motor vehicle, and 51% of those riders were not wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet is the most important thing bicyclists hitting Texas roads can do to protect themselves from a serious head injury or death. There are many factors to […]

Houston Non-Profit Takes Biking Safety into Its Own Hands

The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) reports that in Houston and Harris County, seven bicycle fatalities occurred each year from 2008 to 2010, followed by 10 cyclist deaths in 2011, and eight in 2012. The statistics for 2013 show a dozen Houston area cyclists were killed, all but one having been hit by another vehicle. […]

Houston Non-Profit Takes Biking Safety into Its Own Hands

People ride bicycles for several reasons. It’s cheaper than gasoline-powered vehicles. It helps reduce air pollution. Cycling is good exercise. For many, it offers a fun way to enjoy a city or the great outdoors. Unfortunately for many cyclists in Houston, it’s also extremely dangerous. Houston has many things to be proud of but our […]

For anyone who rides a bike, whether as their primary mode of transportation or simply as a recreational outlet on summer weekends, it is helpful to know what role bicycle accident attorneys can play should the bike rider experience an accident caused by the negligence of another person. In 2012 alone, 726 cyclists were killed […]

As the number of bicycles on streets and highways increases, so does the need for bicycle accident lawyers.  Whether cyclists sustain injuries due to road hazards, road conditions, or due to collisions with people driving automobiles, the end result is that bike riders often find themselves in need of legal assistance. This assistance can range […]

Bike accidents are an unfortunately common occurrence on American roads, whether they are from a driver’s negligence or a vehicle malfunction. When cyclists share the road with much larger passenger vehicles, collisions can quickly turn devastating, or even fatal. A distracted or negligent motorist is typically to blame in these sorts of situations, either from […]

While most cycle accidents involve just the cyclist, the worst bike accident injury cases typically include a motor vehicle. Clearly, cyclists are no match for cars, and with little impact protection, a cyclist may sustain thousands of pounds of force in an instant. Broken bones, friction burns, and deep lacerations are common, and severe injury […]