Motor Vehicle & Bicycle Accidents

Motor Vehicle & Bicycle Accidents 2017-09-29T10:07:10+00:00
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Motor vehicle accidents occur every day in the United States, and many of these collisions prove to be catastrophic or even deadly. In 2005, there were 43,443 fatalities attributed to motor vehicle collisions in the U.S., with 3,504 of those deaths occurring in Texas. Although residents of highly populous cities such as Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio, Texas are more likely to be involved in an auto accident, the attorneys at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, also know that off-road and rural accidents are common occurrences in the state. Our lawyers have experience investigating a wide range of motor vehicle accident scenes, from busy city intersections to secluded country roads.

Our firm understands that you and your family have enough to worry about in the aftermath of an accident without the added stress of negotiating insurance claims and trying to reach an equitable settlement with the at-fault party. For families who have been affected by a serious personal injury or wrongful death because of an auto accident, our attorneys are prepared to help ease that burden. We can provide accident investigation and reconstruction services, insurance and settlement negotiation, and courtroom representation.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas and across the country are as follows:

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In motor vehicle accidents, it is important to act quickly and gather evidence before it disappears. At our firm serving Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and all of Texas, our auto accident lawyers are skilled at uncovering details that may help shed light on the circumstances surrounding your case. Contact the Austin auto accident lawyers at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, for an evaluation of your auto accident claim.

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Austin Area Bicycle Accidents

Austin is known as the most bike friendly city in Texas, and from amateur athletes training on the hills around 360 to the students navigating West Campus on their fixed-gears, thousands of Austinites ride their bicycles every day. Unfortunately, while most motorists respect the rights of bicyclists and go out of their way to “share the road,” accidents do happen – and often the motorist is to blame.

According to Austin Police Department reports, around 500 people are injured in bicycle-car collisions every year in the city alone, and the Texas Department of Transportation reports nearly 50 cycling fatalities statewide annually – a number that’s increasing every year. In virtually all of these cases, the size, weight, and speed of a motor vehicle plays a contributing factor in the severity of the incident.

If you or a loved one has been injured or worse in a bicycle accident, the Austin bicycle accident attorneys at Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, understand that you have enough to worry about without the additional tribulations of filing insurance claims and reaching a fair settlement with the at-fault parties. Our commitment is to provide you with the experienced legal assistance you need, from accident investigation to settlement negotiation to in-court representation.

Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Texas and across the country are as follows:

Contact Our Austin Bicycle-Accident Attorneys

At Whitehurst, Harkness, Brees, Cheng, Alsaffar, Higginbotham, and Jacob, PLLC, our firm is committed to providing injured cyclists with the experienced legal representation they deserve. We will work tirelessly to understand all aspects of your particular case, and fight on behalf of your rights. Contact our Austin bicycle-accident lawyers today for an evaluation of your accident.