The driver, a woman travelling eastbound on West Pioneer Parkway near Duluth Drive hit the male cyclist who was also travelling eastbound on the same road.
Because the cyclist had no reflectors on his bicycle or was not wearing reflective clothing, didn’t have any reflectors on his bike, a police spokesperson stated that no charges would be filed.
For bicyclists, the biggest concern they have on the road is being struck and injured by a motorist. Whether an accident is the fault or negligence of the driver of the automobile, the bicyclist, or the local government whose job it was to maintain the condition of the road where the accident occurred, someone will be found at fault.
If the negligent party is the driver, the cyclist or their family has a legal right to be compensated for his or her injuries or even wrongful death. Even with no criminal charges in this case, this driver is most probably will not be let completely off the hook. There could very possibly be a civil suit filed on the part of the family suing for wrongful death of their loved one. By law, even if there is no charge of negligence or the driver is deemed to be not at fault in an accident involving a cyclist, that cyclist or surviving family can bring suit.
Following the rules of the road applies to everyone, whether they are in a motor vehicle, on a bicycle or even on foot. The rules of the road always apply. When the rules of the road are broken, then the legal system gets involved.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving a bicyclist, we encourage you to seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, and then give our offices a call as soon as possible. We can get your civil case started once you’ve seen a doctor. Our attorneys have years of experience in the Texas legal system, successfully representing clients in civil cases. Once we match you with one of our lawyers, they will sit down with you listen to the details of case. They will then outline all the potential ways that you can proceed. Our offices have successfully argued Dallas accident cases in the courts and our client’s success is important. Call us now so that that you can get the compensation and peace of mind that you and your family deserve. Your initial consultation is free.