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Aug 27

Wearing a Cycling Helmet in Texas Impacts Modified Comparative Fault

Bicycle Accidents

Cycling is an excellent way to stay active, especially in the COVID era when social distancing makes other forms of exercise infeasible.

Still, from 2010 to 2016 there were 16,807 reported bicycle crashes in Texas, resulting in nearly 10,000 injuries and over 350 fatalities. Tarrant County is actually one of the top locations for bicycle accidents in the state.

Many of these serious injuries and fatalities were preventable if it weren’t for the other party’s negligence. If you are injured on your bicycle due to another motorist’s negligence, you have every right to seek compensation to cover the costs of your injuries.

However, proving fault can be harder than you think, and requires a thorough understanding of Texas modified comparative [...]

Jul 17

New to Biking in Texas? You’re Not Alone

Bicycle Accidents

Along with board games, yoga mats, and yeast, bikes have been flying off the shelves in Texas since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

That’s according to NBCDFW, who called bicycles “the new toilet paper.” At companies like North Texas-based Bicycles Inc., bicycle sales are soaring, reports the news outlet.

The increase in interest in bikes across Texas may be due to many Texans simply being out of work and restless, while others have touted trying to work off the “Quarantine 15”.

In fact, according to a New York Times report, the rise in cyclists has created a “severe” bicycle shortage. We imagine it will also cause an increase in the number of bicycle accidents.

An Increase in Bikers Means

Jan 31

Tarrant County Ranks #5 for Most Bicycle Accidents in Texas

Bicycle Accidents

Tarrant County’s been ranked in the top five most dangerous places to be a cyclist in Texas, and it’s not something we’re proud of. We’re also not alone…

Texas as a whole is one of the most dangerous states for bikers. On average, 60 cyclists a year die in Texas bike accidents. Negligence is the most common cause.

This leads us to believe simple awareness could be the easiest way to avoid these types of accidents. Learn here about the most common causes of bike accidents, and how you can avoid them.

Reckless Driving Covers a Lot of Ground

Reckless driving includes behaviors like speeding, failing to yield the right of way, blowing through stop signs, or other unsafe and [...]

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