Cyclists: Protect Your Rights To Recovery After Injury
Have you been injured while riding your bike? Did you experience a hit-and-run while walking? Get hurt by someone hitting you with a car door while you were on your bike? If you have been injured while riding your bicycle, we are here to help. Many of those who sustain injuries as a result of a motorist’s reckless driving believe they may have no ability to recover. Some who are hurt on their bicycles think their medical bills are too high for them to possibly recover anything for their pain and suffering. We at Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, L.L.P. are always here to offer legal counsel, so that you can know the benefits and pitfalls of pursing compensation for your injuries.
For every case there are some things you should consider; litigation can be a lengthy process that requires patience. Additionally, minor injuries, or those that cost $1,000 or less to treat, do not justify the cost of a lawyer. Some cases do not have any insurance or person for an injured person to collect money damages from. However, there are some occasions when you should absolutely seek legal help.
What you need to know: Do you have Underinsured/Uninsured Coverage? Does Homeowner’s Insurance Apply?
It’s strongly recommended that you seek legal counsel if you are not certain if any insurance applies. If you do not know for certain who hit you or experienced a “hit-and-run”, you may still have legal recourse. Even if you have no underinsured/uninsured coverage, homeowners’ insurance could cover the incident. Consulting an attorney will ensure that you investigate all potential sources for you to recover money damages.
Keep in mind, there is a statute of limitations period by which an individual must file his or her lawsuit within a set time period from the date of the event resulting in injuries. In Texas, that statute of limitations period is two years from the date of injury.
Let us help you. If you have been hurt as a result of a bicycle incident call the law firm of Sommerman, McCaffity, Quesada & Geisler, L.L.P for a free consultation, 214-720-0720.