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Houston Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Liberty County pedestrian and bicyclist injury lawyer

Harris County Bicycle Accident Attorney for Injuries Caused by Negligent Drivers

Drivers must share the roads safely with other motor vehicles, and they will also need to make sure they are taking the proper measures to protect the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians. Drivers should always pay close attention to the road, ensuring that they will be able to see and respond to pedestrians who are crossing at intersections or walking near the road. They should also be sure to follow all applicable traffic laws when sharing the roads with bicyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to do so, and they can inflict serious injuries if they strike a pedestrian or bicyclist. In these cases, victims may be able to pursue compensation from a negligent driver with the assistance of a personal injury attorney.

At the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec, we understand the serious nature of the injuries that may be suffered by bicyclists and pedestrians in a collision, and we are dedicated to helping our clients take legal action against negligent drivers who caused them harm. For more than 25 years, Attorney Shane Kadlec has been working with injury victims, and he has represented thousands of clients and helped them receive compensation for their damages. He can advise you on the best steps to take following a bicycle or pedestrian accident, and he will work to make sure you will have the financial resources you need to make a full recovery.

Causes of Pedestrian and Bike Accidents

Pedestrians and bicyclists can suffer serious harm due to driver negligence. This negligence may include:

  • Distracted driving - Drivers often take their eyes off the road or attempt to complete other tasks while driving, such as talking or texting on cell phones. A driver who does not notice the movements of pedestrians or bicyclists may collide with a person when proceeding through an intersection, making turns, or entering or exiting the roadway at a driveway or parking lot.
  • Drunk driving - Intoxication by alcohol or drugs will drastically affect a driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely and avoid striking bicycles or pedestrians. A driver who is under the influence will experience slowed reaction times, a decreased ability to see what is happening on the road around them, and difficulty coordinating their bodily movements, and these issues may cause them to seriously harm others in a collision.
  • Traffic violations - Drivers who exceed the speed limit may be unable to slow down in time to avoid striking a pedestrian who is crossing the road. A driver who runs a traffic light or stop sign may collide with pedestrians in crosswalks. Drivers may injure bicyclists if they pass too closely to a bicycle or turn in front of them.
  • Dooring - After parking near a bike lane or a lane of traffic where bicycles are traveling, a driver or passenger may open their door into a bicyclist's path. This can knock a person off their bike and cause them to suffer serious injuries when they land on the ground or are struck by other vehicles.

Contact Our Houston Bike and Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Bicyclists and pedestrians can suffer multiple types of catastrophic injuries when they are struck by a motor vehicle. Cars and trucks weigh thousands of pounds, and even when traveling at relatively low speeds, they can inflict serious bodily injury, or a collision may result in a person's wrongful death. Our lawyers can help victims of these types of accidents take legal action against a negligent driver, and we will fight to make sure a person can receive compensation that fully addresses their injuries and the ways they and their family have been affected. To schedule a complimentary consultation, contact our firm at 281-643-2000. We provide legal help to injured bicyclists and pedestrians in Galveston County, Sugar Land, Pearland, Memorial, Bellaire, Katy, Liberty County, Waller County, Harris County, Houston, West Houston, Montgomery County, the Gulf Coast, The Woodlands, Chambers County, Brazoria County, and Fort Bend County.

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