McKinney Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Bicycles and motorcycles can be a great source of fun, exercise, and transportation for McKinney residents. Unfortunately, bicycles can also be dangerous, and some motorists do not know how to drive safely in the presence of cyclists. If you were injured in a bicycle accident, call an experienced McKinney bicycle accident lawyer. A skilled attorney could help you fight for compensation.

Dangers of Bicycles

Bicycles are potentially dangerous for several reasons:

  • They can go at very high speeds, especially since so many people in the McKinney area are health-conscious and use bicycles as a form of exercise
  • They do not have the same stability with speed that a heavier vehicle has
  • They do not have the electronic braking controls motorcyclists often have
  • They are thin and light, so they are highly susceptible to accidents when they hit potholes
  • The movement needed to power a bicycle adds additional instability
  • Cars and trucks can have a hard time seeing bicycles because of their size

Bicycle accidents in McKinney can result in serious injuries in the event of catastrophic failure, collision, or suddenly appearing obstacles. Bicycles are not necessarily more dangerous than other vehicles, but they can be.

Differences in Bicycle and Motorcycle Accident Cases

Bicycles and motorcycles are radically different in several ways. Because bicycles are powered by foot, they take longer to get started. They also take longer to stop, since braking systems are also not electronic. Another distinction is the method of giving signals. At dawn, dusk, or night, it is hard for people to see the bicyclist’s signals and know their intentions. For those reasons, it is important that bicyclists make sure that surrounding traffic can seen them and what they are trying to do.

Insurance Requirements

There are also no insurance requirements for bicycles in McKinney. One can drive a bicycle without insurance or any safety gear. Because of the lack of regulation of bicycles, McKinney sees very serious injuries for which recovery is not available. Motorcycles have the same insurance requirements as cars, so a bicyclist injured in an accident with a motorcycle will be covered. For a bicyclist who is harmed in an accident not involving motor vehicles, there is often no insurance coverage for them.

A McKinney bicycle accident lawyer might use different strategies than they would with a motorcycle accident case in terms of the types of experts they use. Sometimes with a bicycle accident, there are issues with the visibility of the bicycle that are not present with a motorcycle, so the liability experts can be different. If they are looking at a motorcycle accident, product liability claims may be brought whenever a motorcycle does not operate the way it is supposed to. That is much less likely to happen with a bicycle because a bicycle does not have the same electronic computerized controls. There also can be product liability claims from bicyclists, but they are less common than with a motorcycle.

How a McKinney Bicycle Accident Lawyer Could Help

A bicycle accident attorney in McKinney could help someone involved in a bicycle accident by making sure to tap any sources of potential funds. They could try to hold the at-fault party responsible, and they could work to make sure the at-fault party’s insurance company is fully accountable for all the injuries that occurred. Additionally, when a person is struck, sometimes the injured bicyclist’s own underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage could come into play because they were impacted by another motorist.

Sometimes, personal-injury protection can come into play. The lawyer will often want to coordinate the health insurance to make sure benefits are being paid when they need to be.  Even though those might have to be paid back to the health insurer at the end of the case, the lawyer will still want to coordinate sources of funds to make sure the patient is getting all of the medical care needed and to ensure that the amount of recovery is maximized.

Call a McKinney bicycle accident lawyer today to see how they could help your case.

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Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
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Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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