How Bicycle-Friendly Is Houston?
In a report in 2022, Houston was found to be a fairly bikeable city, with a ranking of 29 out of the top 50 cities in the U.S. That’s not bad, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t risks for bicyclists here. The truth is it doesn’t matter how friendly a city is when an accident happens.
At Mattox Law Firm PLLC, we’ve helped people across Houston pursue compensation for injuries after bike accidents. People dealing with bike injuries are often dealing with significant pain and extremely high medical bills. We will listen to you about your problems and help you build a case to move forward.
Common Causes Of Bike Accidents
There is no one main reason for a bike accident in Texas, but rather several factors that work together. Dangers to bike riders often include:
- Blind turns: If a bike rider needs to turn and doesn’t have proper visibility – oncoming cars also won’t see them, and it can lead to a serious accident.
- Distracted drivers: Drivers not paying close attention to the road will ultimately be a hazard to everyone, bicyclists included.
- Undefined bike lanes: Even painted lines make bike lanes somewhat safer. However, many roads in Houston do not have them, and this leads to confusion.
- Unsafe road practices: For both bicyclists and drivers, it’s important to give enough room and make the right choices on the road.
Every bike accident has the potential to leave a person with serious, painful and lifelong injuries. And those injuries will have to face a disinterested, aggressive insurance company seeking to maximize profits. That’s where we come in.
Lawyers On Your Side
With injuries weighing on you, it’s hard to have the wherewithal and strength to fight for the compensation you deserve. But it’s easy to ask one of our attorneys to help you. We listen and care bout you, and we will fight to get the money you deserve to get back on your feet. Call 832-803-0427 or send an email using this form to get started.