This post concludes and recaps our series on the handling of Austin, Texas bicycle injury cases. We felt it necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that many victims do not know how to proceed after having been hurt on their bike. Our goal with these articles has been to provide information which will help one to better understand their situation and to also assist victims in making a more informed choice when they hire a personal injury attorney.
We have addressed several topics over our recent articles. Issues we have looked at included:
- Comparative fault in bicycle accident cases
- Dealing with medical providers after a bike accident
- Conducting discovery in bicycle injury cases
There are multiple reasons why victims should understand these topics. First, victims may err in thinking that they cannot recover if they were partially at fault for the accident. As we discussed in an earlier post, Texas’ comparative fault laws allow a victim to recover even if they were partially liable. This means one can be compensated even if they bear some responsibility for the incident. Second, medical care for a serious injury can be expensive and it may be necessary to work with a care provider who will accept a lien in lieu of immediate payment. If one does accept care on a lien-basis then it may be necessary to negotiate down the liens at a later date so that the case may be settled. Finally, in many cases it will be necessary to conduct discovery so that evidence of the defendant’s liability may be gathered.
Each of these above topics involve issues for which you should retain a lawyer to assist you. Experienced counsel can help you to ensure that your rights are protected when dealing with the insurance companies. If an insurer attempts to claim that you were at fault for the accident then your representative can argue otherwise. Should a lawsuit be necessary then counsel can take the necessary steps to ensure that you possess all needed evidence at trial and that you do not pay more than necessary to your care providers. Taking these steps will put you in the best position to receive the most compensation possible.
Contact our office today to speak with an Austin bicycle accident attorney. We devote our practice to assisting those who have been injured due to the fault of another. We focus on this area of law so that you may focus on getting life back on track. We also service Travis County cities which include Rollingwood, Round Rock, Elgin, Jonestown, Manor, Bee Cave, Lago Vista, Sunset Valley, Lakeway, Creedmoor, the Williamson County cities of Georgetown, Cedar Park, and Leander, as well as other areas of Texas.