Bicycle Accident Lawyer
More than 45,000 Americans are injured or killed on bicycles each year in collisions involving cars or trucks. In Austin alone, there were over 2400 bike accidents between 2012 and 2016. While bicycle accident rates are decreasing, folks must stay vigilant and look for people on bicycles, especially in our community in Austin where so many of us ride bicycles.
The law office of Leonard B. Gabbay stands by the notion that no one should ever endanger a person riding a bicycle whether it be a student, an athlete training, or a child riding in a neighborhood. People on bicycles are at the mercy of careless and distracted drivers who endanger lives and safety of our community. Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. has represented adults and children who are bicycle accident victims in Austin and in Texas.
Dangerous Places to Bike in Austin
In 2014, MIT released a map of the deadliest places to bike in Austin. Of the 5 years of data they gathered, MIT found these streets to be the most dangerous in the Austin area:
- Guadalupe St.
- South Congress Ave.
- North Lamar Blvd.
- East Riverside Dr.
- Barton Springs Rd.
- South Lamar Blvd.
- Red River St.
- Duval St.
If you have suffered a bicycle accident on one of these streets or anywhere else in our community, but haven’t received the proper compensation, don’t stay silent. You have the law on your side. Leonard B. Gabbay can work to hold those drivers accountable so you can receive the compensation you deserve. When other attorneys are looking to short change you, Leonard B. Gabbay’s 25+ years of experience and passion will help work towards getting you justice.
Bicycle Accident Prevention Methods
Distracted driving is one of the biggest culprits of bicycle accidents. When an accident like this happens, an attorney from our law firm will begin a thorough investigation. The investigation and thorough analysis of the incident is necessary to show a jury or an insurance company that the wreck was preventable and should never have happened if the driver was paying attention to the safety rules that keep all of us safe in our community and on our roadways.
Our community is protected by Austin’s Vulnerable Road User Ordinance. The ordinance specifically addresses the common causes of bike crashes in downtown Austin and beyond:
- Drivers going in the same direction as a bicyclist must move into the adjacent lane if there are 2 or more lanes.
- Drivers of cars and light trucks must give a cyclist 3 feet of clearance. Commercial trucks must give the cyclist 6 feet.
- Drivers turning left at an intersection must yield to bikes going the opposite direction.
- Drivers overtaking a bicycle rider may not abruptly make a right turn in front of the rider.
- Drivers may not use their vehicles to intimidate, harass, or threaten cyclists.
Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Austin
At Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C., we know that if drivers in Austin are looking for cyclists, walkers, or runners, they will see them. We know that bicycle accidents can result in fatal injuries, and other major injuries including head trauma, broken bones, and back and neck injuries. We also know the value of personal injury attorneys looking after your safety when you’ve been in a collision that could potentially change your life.
We aggressively fight for bicycle riders to share the Texas roadways without fear for their life. We aggressively fight for full compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional toll of getting hit by a car. We fight for justice for all bicycle riders in Austin, Texas.