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The Helmet Defense in a Bicycle Crash Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

About half the states in the Union, including the Lone Star State, don’t have a bicycle helmet law. However, many local municipalities, like cities and counties, have universal or partial helmet laws. Furthermore, the duty of care, which applies to all bikers, requires them to take reasonable precautions and look out for their own… Read More »

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Bicycle Accidents: Who is Responsible for Damages?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

The at-fault party, which might be the bicyclist, the driver, or a third party, isn’t always the liable, or legally responsible, party. In fact, there’s almost always a difference between fault, which is like a halftime score, and liability, which is like a final score. The lead often changes hands in the second half…. Read More »

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A How-To Guide for Compensation in a Bicycle Accident Claim

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

In most cases, legal theories in bicycle accident claims center on the concept of negligence, which is basically a lack of care. Negligence, in turn, rests on two basic principles. One is the Golden Rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) which school children once memorized. The other is… Read More »

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What Causes Bicycle Accidents?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Unsafe design is a contributing cause to many bicycle accidents. Safety technology has advanced by leaps and bounds since the bicycle’s invention in 1817, but none of these innovations are in modern bicycles. All that being said, driver error, usually operator impairment or aggressive driving, substantially causes most bicycle accidents. More on that below…. Read More »

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Hit-and-Run Driver Seriously Injures Bicyclist

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

A bicycle rider is clinging to life in a Houston hospital after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in a well-lit area. According to investigators, a man was riding his bike heading towards Houston Ave and Winter Street in a well-lit area and was struck by a white sedan. The bicyclist went flying… Read More »

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Obstacles to Settlements in Bicycle Crash Claims

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Since 1997, the average medical bill in a bicycle collision matter has increased 137 percent. These wrecks also cause other economic damages, mostly lost wages and lost future earning power. Additionally, bicycle accidents cause a tremendous amount of emotional distress. Unfortunately, even though these costs are staggering, a settlement is not guaranteed. Several defenses… Read More »

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Your Legal Options Following a Bicycle Accident

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

This title is misleading. Most bicycle collisions aren’t “accidents.” Instead, driver negligence, or a lack of care, causes most bicycle collisions. For this reason, the New York Times and other publishers don’t use the A-word to describe these incidents. After all, ships sink, planes crash, and trains derail. Writers should use the same approach… Read More »

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What Causes Serious Bicycle Accidents?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Some causes of serious bicycle accidents are unexpected. Helmet laws are a good example. Many Greater Houston cities and counties have mandatory helmet laws, especially for children. But flimsy bicycle helmets offer little protection and give riders, and drivers, a false sense of security. Therefore, tortfeasors (negligent drivers) take unnecessary risks near helmeted riders,… Read More »

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How Does a Crash Helmet Affect My Bicycle Accident Claim?

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

The COVID-19 pandemic  changed the complexion of bicycle crash-related head injuries. In 2020, bicycle crash head injuries for riders over 40 increased 21 percent. According to this same report, bicycle helmets reduce head injuries by between 20 and 55 percent. This large and uncertain distribution reflects the uncertain science of bicycle helmets. One thing… Read More »

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Legal Options in Bicycle Crash Cases

By Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm |

Bicycle wreck victims badly need financial compensation. The average injury-related medical bill usually exceeds $40,000. Furthermore, since many of these victims are unable to work for months, their financial situations get worse every day. The financial and emotional stress lengthens the time required for, and the expense of, injury recovery, and the downward spiral… Read More »

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