Category: Bicycle Accidents

Pedestrian and cyclist safety

Houston is one of the deadliest big cities for pedestrians and bicyclists. Each year, more than 100 walkers and cyclists are killed and hundreds more are seriously injured in accidents with motor vehicles. Fortunately, some positive steps are being taken to try to reduce the number of crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists. Study of Dangerous […]

cyclist injury

A January article on the Forbes magazine website highlighted a truck driver in Great Britain who is also a bicycle rider. Contrary to the popular blind-spot argument that is often used when bicyclists are struck by big-rigs, Clive Matthews, the truck driver and bicyclist, asserts that it is a fail-to-look-spot that threatens cyclist safety around […]

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 […]