Moving Forward After A Life-Changing Injury
We help you recover physically, emotionally and financially after your accident.
Defending The Victims Of Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents
It is essential that every driver properly shares the roadways with bicycles and pedestrians. When they do not and their negligence causes an injury, the results can be catastrophic. These severe injuries can require long-term medical care and can have a lifelong impact on victims’ lives, careers and more.
If you have been injured as a bicyclist or pedestrian on Texas’s roadways, Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec can help seek the financial and medical support you need to move forward after the accident. Our attorney has more than two decades of experience and board certification in personal injury law, and can help pursue the benefits you deserve after your roadway accident.
Accidents With Severe Consequences
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. The Texas Department of Transportation reports hundreds of fatalities, and thousands of injuries are sustained by cyclists and pedestrians every year. Common injuries suffered in bicycle and pedestrian accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Torn and sprained ligaments
- Fractured bones, including compound or complex fractures
- Organ damage
- Internal hemorrhage
- Wrongful 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 attorney from the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec 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.