This week, a woman on a bicycle was killed after having lunch with her husband near Rice University. She was fatally struck from behind by a dump truck. Police believe that the bicyclist and the dump truck were about to turn right when the accident happened. It occurred in the 6000 block of Main at Sunset Boulevard.
Unfortunately, tragic accidents involving bicyclists are not uncommon. When a bicyclist is hit by an automobile, often the bicyclist is very seriously injured or killed because of the size and speed of the automobile. There are a number of behaviors by automobile drivers that can cause accidents with bicyclists, including driving while distracted, speeding, failing to yield, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, failing to keep a proper lookout, aggressive driving, and more.
If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, you must first prove that the driver’s negligent conduct resulted in the crash. There may have been more than one person who contributed to the accident, which can make proving liability tricky. In addition, because many bicyclists suffer serious injuries and must be taken to the hospital after a bicycle accident, the police who are called to the scene may be unable to speak with the cyclist. This can make it hard to gather information for the case.
If you are a bicyclist who was injured in an accident with an automobile in Houston, you should speak with an attorney. An attorney can help you build your case by ordering police reports, talking with witnesses, examining medical records, obtaining surveillance videos of the scene, ordering driving records from other parties involved, and more.
Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to learn more about your legal options if you have been injured in a bicycle accident. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.