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Bicycle Accidents

The Houston area is relatively flat, which means it's great for biking. You can bike for miles and miles, both in the city of Houston and in the broad plains outside, from Katy and Cypress to outside Brenham and Navasota. While the Houston may be perfect geographically for biking, it's not something ingrained in our culture. Our drivers don't always know what to do with bikers, and sometimes get in accidents with them, for which the biker usually fares the worst.

Houston Bicycle Accident Lawyer

If you've been the victim of a bicycle accident in or around Houston, the Houston bicycle accident attorneys at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., can you get the compensation you deserve. We will fight for your to recover your damages from drivers who were not paying enough attention to everyone on the road with them. Call us today at (281) 537-2171 so we can set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

If you were hurt in a biking accident anywhere in or near Houston, including Harris County, Waller County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Washington County or Grimes County, our lawyers can help you.

Rights of Houston-Area Bicyclists

Bicycles have the right to share the road with cars, and auto drivers are legally required to respect bicyclists. However, some Houston drivers are not accustomed to looking out for cyclists. They may be going too fast down the street or text and drive, and sideswipe a bicycle driver. They might fail to properly give the right of way at an intersection and hit a bicyclist. They could not notice a bicyclist riding along side the road and make a right turn into the cyclist. Or, they might parallel park on the street and throw open their car door into the path of a cyclist, causing an accident.

Bicyclists can recover from drivers' required liability insurance like any other person on the road who is injured in an auto accident. Ideally, the driver stopped and gave you his or her information. However, sometimes drivers involved in accidents with cyclists drive off, either because they didn't see the cyclist or because they're trying to escape without liability. If the driver involved with your accident drove off, your Houston auto accident attorney may be able to help you track the driver down.

Damages in Houston Bicycle Accidents

Hopefully, you were wearing a helmet. However, even without a helmet, bicyclist involved in accidents with fast-moving cars can suffer concussions and severe head trauma, leading to paralysis, brain injury and even death. Other injuries, like spinal cord, back or neck, can also significantly impair your quality of life. Broken bones and road rash are common after a bike accident.

If you're injured in a Houston bicycle accident, you may be able to seek both compensatory damages, meant to compensate you for the ways you were hurt, and exemplary damages, meant the punish people for bad acts. Economic compensatory damages are to reimburse you for measurable damages like hospital bills and lost wages. Non-economic compensatory damages are for things that are less tangible, like pain and suffering or mental anguish.
Exemplary damages are sometimes called "punitive damages." They are only available in certain situations, like when there is gross negligence or actual malice.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. | Texas Cyclist Attorney

If you've been involved in any kind of bicycle accident, the Houston cyclist accident attorney at Wilhite & Associates, P.C., can represent you and fight for your compensation. If you've been hurt anywhere on a bicycle in or around Houston, whether on the city streets of Downtown or the county roads of Conroe, call us today at (281) 537-2171 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case.

Wilhite & Associates, P.C. represents clients from all over Southeast Texas, including:

Harris County - Aldine, Atascocita, Barrett, Barker, Baytown, Bellaire, Brownwood, Bunker Hill Village, Channelview, Clear Lake, Cloverleaf, Crosby, Cypress, Deer Park, East Houston, El Lago, Galena Park, Hedwig Village, Highlands, Hilshire Village, Houston, Hudson, Humble, Hunters Creek Village, Jacinto City, Jersey Village, Katy, Kingwood, Klein, La Porte, Louetta, Lynchburg, Nassau Bay, North Houston, Pasadena, Piney Point Village, Seabrook, Sheldon, Shoreacres, South Houston, Southside Place, Spring, Spring Valley, Taylor Lake Village, Tomball, Webster, West University Place

Montgomery County - Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Magnolia, Montgomery, Oak Ridge North, Panorama Village, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Shenandoah, Splendora, Stagecoach, Willis, Woodbranch, Woodloch, The Woodlands

Fort Bend County - Arcola, Beasley, Fairchilds, Fulshear, Kendleton, Meadows Place, Missouri City, Needville, Orchard, Pleak, Richmond, Rosenberg, Simonton, Stafford, Sugar Land, Thompsons

Waller County - Brookshire, Hempstead, Pattison, Pine Island, Prairie View, Waller

Grimes County - Anderson, Bedias, Iola, Navasota, Todd Mission

Washington County - Brenham, Burton, Chappell Hill

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This site is sponsored by George W. Wilhite, P.C. Our principal office is located in Harris County, Texas at 17101 Kuykendahl Rd., Houston, TX 77068.

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