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The month of May is National Bike Safety Month, and our team of Houston Personal Injury Lawyers is happy to support a great initiative that keeps riders safe on local roads – especially as we ease our way into a new normal.

As the nation begins to slowly reopen businesses and relax stay-at-home orders amid warmer weather, many people will likely want to get out and hit the pavement on their bikes. While that means more riders on the road, it also means more motorists, including drivers who may be nervous behind the wheel from not driving as frequently in high-traffic areas during quarantine.

To help everyone stay free from harm, bike riders, motorcyclists, and drivers should all remember to put safety first when it comes time to venture out and take a few precautions to avoid bicycle accidents which can result in serious injuries.

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Distracted drivers, drunk drivers, drivers who fail to obey speed limits or traffic signs, drivers making turns without looking and drivers who are driving unsafely for the road conditions can all turn crosswalks, parking lots and sidewalks into potential accident sites. No matter what the cause, this negligence causes thousands of accidents per year, and these accidents can be catastrophic for victims.

Bicyclists, too, can face severe injuries at the hands of thoughtless drivers. They can also be injured by faulty bicycle manufacturing or improperly maintained roads. These can result in not only injuries but also extensive damage to the bicycle as well. Recovering after the accident can be especially difficult because insurance companies will often blame these accidents on the cyclists themselves. Because pedestrians and bicyclists are almost entirely unprotected, when injured they face a high risk of catastrophic injuries or death.

These injuries are severe and may leave victims with the need for long-term medical care or with life-changing disabilities, making it especially important to accurately assess the impact that their injuries will have on their lives. Working with an Houston Injury Attorney is an important way to ensure that you have the financial and medical support you need now and in the future. We will make sure that the accident is properly documented and fight for your rights in or out of court. For More Information and a Free Case Review Call Today! (281) 643-2000

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