Frisco Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a bicycle is a great way to reduce a person’s carbon footprint and promote health and well-being. Unfortunately, bicycles were not built with protection in mind. Add to that the fact that Texas does not require adult bike riders to wear helmets, and you have a recipe for serious injuries in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. At Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, our bicycle accident attorneys in Frisco have helped injured bicyclists with a variety of injury claims, including:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Loss of limb
In the most extreme cases, we have also provided family members with assistance handling wrongful death claims after a fatal crash. With this wealth of knowledge and local legal experience, our attorneys can help you and your family fight for the compensation you deserve for this tragedy to which you have been subjected.
Local Attorneys Can Help My Claim
For most personal injury claims, having a local Frisco attorney can be a major boost to a person’s case. Though personal injury law is dictated by the state of Texas, local lawyers usually have more experience shepherding claims through the local Frisco court systems. There often are procedural differences, differing preferences of judges, quirks in the jury selection process, and other variations that occur at the local level. By working with our Frisco bicycle accident lawyers, you may have an easier time navigating the legal process.
Additionally, local attorneys often know and negotiate with opposing the same local defense attorneys on a regular basis. This allows them to develop a report with opposing counsel and may help to speed up the pretrial negotiation process or help your attorneys know what kinds of deals are likely to be accepted by opposing counsel. Whether your claim involves a simple rear-end car accident or a more complex litigation situation with rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft, it is almost always best to have a local lawyer on your side rather than an out-of-state attorney.
Frisco Bicycle Accident Lawyers Will Pursue Compensation Aggressively
At the heart of every personal injury claim is the issue of just compensation. A person who causes the injuries of another individual through actions or negligence ought to be held accountable for those injuries, and the injured person should not have to pay for the damages that stem from this situation. Though this, seemingly, is common sense, at-fault drivers and their attorneys often fight against having to pay compensation to injured bicyclists. This is why it is vital to have Frisco bicycle accident attorneys on your side.
Evidence of Compensatory Damages
Depending on the kind of harms you have experienced, our attorneys may use a variety of evidence to prove the value of your claim. The first type of damage for which you may pursue compensation is called economic damage and includes items with a ready-made monetary value, such as lost wages, medical bills, and the cost of replacing your damaged bicycle. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §41.0105, you may receive compensation for exactly the amount of money that you had to pay for these harms. Evidence for this kind of damage usually includes:
- Medical bills
- Employer records
- Receipts for bicycle repairs
- Receipts for necessary in-home medical equipment
The second kind of damage for which you may pursue compensation is called non-economic damage. These harms are more subjective in nature and do not come with specific values already attached to them. In other words, they do not come with receipts or bills. Instead, they include issues like your pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in life, loss of companionship with a spouse, and similar harms.
Since these do not have already agreed-upon monetary values, different kinds of evidence are needed to show the true extent of the harm that you have endured. Evidence used to show non-economic damages includes:
- Testimony from expert witnesses (such as psychologists)
- Testimony from family members
- Your personal testimony
- Psychological records
Rare Extra Damages
There is a rare but important third category of compensation that may be awarded in your case. Called “exemplary” or “punitive” damages, this additional compensation is awarded as a punishment to the at-fault driver for especially egregious behavior and a deterrent toward similar behavior in the future. Though you and your lawyer cannot sue for this extra compensation specifically, the testimony and evidence you bring to court may cause the jury to award exemplary damages. Examples of cases in which extra compensation has been ordered include drunk driving accidents and, increasingly in the modern technological age, texting while driving accidents.
Find Out Today if Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, is Right for You
The Frisco bicycle accident attorneys at Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. That is why we provide 100% FREE consultations on your claim and do not collect a fee until we have won you the compensation you deserve. Call 214-305-8277 or fill out the form on our contact page to schedule your consultation and find out if Pintas & Mullins, a Dallas car accident law firm, is the right team for your claim.