Recently, a female cyclist was struck by an SUV on East Martin Luther King Boulevard, just east of I-35. The woman was immediately transported to Dell Seton Medical Center, with injuries that law enforcement called “life-threatening,” though no further details exist as of this writing. The driver of the SUV remained on the scene, and as of this writing it does not appear that any charges will be filed against them. Pedestrian and bicycle accidents can certainly be life-threatening, and if you have been involved in an accident like this, you will almost certainly have significant medical bills that need paying. Contacting an attorney is a good way to increase the odds that the person who injured you will pay them.
Bicycle Accidents on the Rise
For a variety of reasons, bicycle accidents in Texas have risen in frequency for the past few years, especially in urban counties. Statistics from Share The Road Texas show that Travis and Bexar counties rank in the top counties for both fatalities consistently, as well as in total bike crash numbers overall. Both counties also have notoriously high traffic levels, as well as more bicyclists than in past years.
Because there are so many different scenarios in which a bike accident can happen, multiple types of injuries are common. Some of the most frequently seen injuries in bicycle crashes include so-called ‘road rash’ (cuts, scrapes, and bruises, which may contain gravel or pavement), broken bones, internal bleeding, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs, in particular, will happen even if a bicyclist is wearing a helmet in some cases, just because the sheer velocity with which a bicyclist and a car often collide will cause physical trauma even with protection....