Brooks and Radchenko Law Firm

Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Dallas-Fort Worth

Bicycles are a convenient and popular way to get around North Texas, including the DFW Metroplex. Unfortunately, accidents involving cyclists happen frequently, leaving victims with serious or catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a bicycle accident, a Dallas bicycle accident attorney can help you protect your rights and recover the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Experienced Bicycle Accident Attorney in Dallas-Fort Worth

At Brooks & Radchenko, we are advocates for our clients who have suffered serious injuries in cycling accidents. If you or a family member has been hurt or killed in a bicycle accident - whether riding a road bike, beach cruiser, or bike share bicycle, do not delay contacting our Texas law firm. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in Dallas personal injury claims - and can help you get the fair compensation you deserve. Legal assistance is just a phone call away.

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Bike Accident Statistics in Dallas, TX

The Texas Crash Records Information System (CRIS) provides statistics involving bicycle accidents. CRIS reported:

  • 95 bicycle accidents in Dallas in 2021
  • 15% causing a serious injury requiring an ambulance
  • More than ⅓ of accidents involved the driver of a motor vehicle failing to yield at an intersection or a driveway.

Bicycle accidents, similar to pedestrian accidents, are often underreported. This can be because police are not called, or because they do not show up. If a cyclist rides in a private vehicle to a hospital, the accident may not be accurately logged by law enforcement as a cycling accident.

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Texas Traffic Laws for Cyclists and Drivers

The Texas Transportation Code establishes bicyclists' duties and rights while operating bicycles on roads or dedicated bicycle paths. One of the most significant laws is that cyclists have the rights and duties of other vehicle operators - they must obey traffic signals (stop signs and traffic signals).

Other laws pertain to safety equipment, such as:

  • A person may not operate a bicycle unless the bicycle is equipped with a brake capable of making a braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
  • A person may not operate a bicycle at nighttime unless the bicycle is equipped with a lamp on the front of the bicycle that emits a white light, and a red reflector on the rear of the bicycle.

Common Causes of Accidents Involving Bicycles

Bicycle accidents often occur because a driver fails to see a cyclist. Some of the scenarios which can cause a Dallas bicycle accident include:

  • A driver turning left fails to yield to the right-of-way of a cyclist going straight.
  • A parked vehicle's driver suddenly opens their door into the path of a bicyclist.
  • The driver of a vehicle exiting a parking lot or driveway pulls directly in front of a bicycle.
  • A driver strikes a bicyclist from behind.

Bicyclists have a much narrower profile than passenger vehicles, and when drivers are distracted, impaired, or simply not looking, tragedies can occur. Regardless of how an accident occurs, if a driver was negligent, they may be liable for an accident.

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Get Your Case Evaluation with a Dallas Bicycle Accident Attorney

Contact Brooks & Radchenko today to speak with one of our knowledgeable, experienced bicycle accident lawyers. Our consultation is free and if we represent you, we are only paid if we win your case.

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Where Do Most Bicycles Accidents Occur in Dallas, TX?

Cycling accidents can occur anywhere, and without the protection offered by a vehicle, cyclists are vulnerable to serious injury or death anytime they are struck by a vehicle. Cycling accidents occur most frequently in the inter-city:

  • South and west of I-635
  • East of Loop 12
  • North of I-30.

In Dallas, the intersections of Belt Line Road and Dallas Parkway, Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, and Skillman Street are the locations of dozens of wrecks over the years. Other notable dangerous intersections in North Texas include: 

  • Carroll Boulevard and University Drive (Denton)
  • Dallas Parkway and Legacy Drive (Plano)
  • Sherman Street and Spring Valley Road (Richardson)

Common Types of Injuries in Bicycle Collisions

Common types of injuries in a Texas bicycle accident include:

  • Amputation injuries
  • Abrasions, contusions, and lacerations (scrapes, bruises, and cuts)
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sprains and strains.

Unfortunately, some cycling accident injuries are not survivable and result in fatality. In cases of fatal accidents, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.

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Who Is Liable for a Dallas Bicycle Crash?

Although a cyclist can be responsible for their accident, this rarely occurs. If a driver’s negligence causes an accident, they may be liable for a cyclist’s injuries. If a cyclist is struck by a driver operating a company-owned vehicle, the driver's employer may also be liable.

It is not always clear who is liable for an accident - cycling accidents can be caused by negligent drivers, bicycle manufacturing defects, and hazards in the road, such as pavement cracks or potholes. An experienced cycling accident lawyer can help a victim determine who may be liable for their injuries, or the wrongful death of a loved one.

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Compensations Available After a Bicycle Accident in DFW

Compensation available in a personal injury claim is called damages, and generally includes:

  • Medical care expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement.

An experienced lawyer can help you calculate the damages available and pursue a claim against all liable parties, including your own uninsured/underinsured insurance policy, if applicable.

How Long Do You Have to File a Bicycle Accident Claim in Texas?

In every state, injury victims have a limited window of time called a statute of limitations. In most cases in Texas, this is two years from the date of your accident. It is always advisable to begin claim proceedings as soon as possible, in the interest of preserving evidence and documenting damages.

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Contact a Dallas Bike Share Accident Attorney Today

Help is available seven days a week. Reach out to Brooks & Radchenko today if you were involved in a DFW bicycle accident. Your initial case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer is always free.

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Why Choose Our Bike Accident Law Firm in Dallas?

You have many choices in Dallas personal injury attorneys - choose a law firm that understands what you need and will fight for you like you’re family.

  • Clients are more than just numbers to us — we pride ourselves on getting to know you and your situation to provide the best possible counsel.
  • Because we operate on a contingency fee, you won’t be paying anything upfront — only when we win your case.
  • Not all personal injury law firms have the experience and knowledge in personal injury to get the results we can.

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Client Testimonials



Car Accident Case

I was in a terrible car wreck back in June. I found Brooks & Radchenko and was put into contact with Halina. She assisted me in finding and receiving medical treatment to treat my injuries so that I could return to work. She also fought for the insurance company to pay a settlement to cover all of my expenses from the car wreck, my lost wages from missing work, and compensation for my pain. I could not imagine having a better attorney for this situation.



Child Support Case

Brooks and Radchenko did an amazing job on my case. They were able to resolve my family issue and allow me to see my children on a weekly basis. Halina and Britton walked me through the process and fought for me in court. I would highly recommend this firm for any family law situation.



Car accidents case

Halina Radchenko was so hardworking when she was handling my car accident. Unlike with other attorneys, I always felt supported and confident with her help, and I could not be more pleased with the results!



Divorce Case

I really needed a lawyer and a law firm that would go above and beyond for me, and not make me feel like another name on the roster. Britton Brooks was that attorney! My trial went smoothly, and I couldn’t be more grateful!



Slip and Fall Case

If you live in Dallas and need a personal injury lawyer, I could not recommend Brooks & Radchenko more! Professional, communicative, and hardworking, I never anticipated feeling so cared for and heard by a lawyer!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I sue the driver if I was injured while riding a bicycle with no helmet or lights?


    Yes. Under Texas’ modified comparative negligence system, you may be able to recover compensation even if you partially contributed to an accident. If you were found to be 25% responsible for an accident because you had no lights on your bicycle, your compensation would be reduced by 25%.

  • Can I file a bike accident claim if my accident was caused by a dangerous road condition?


    If your bicycle accident was caused by a dangerous road condition, you can pursue a claim against the city or county entity responsible for maintaining the road. Evidence preservation in roadway defect cases is critical - contact a bike accident lawyer in Dallas as soon as possible.

  • How much does it cost to hire a bicycle accident lawyer in Dallas?


    In almost all cases, it costs nothing to hire a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury law firms - including Brooks & Radchenko - typically handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront fees, and attorneys are paid a percentage of the settlement, often between 35-45% - if and when it is reached.

  • Should I accept a bicycle accident settlement?


    If your bicycle accident was caused by a dangerous road condition, you can pursue a claim against the city or county entity responsible for mUnderstand your legal rights and options - before accepting a settlement. Bicycle accident victims are always well-advised to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer before accepting a settlement. You may be entitled to far more compensation than is initially offered. aintaining the road. Evidence preservation in roadway defect cases is critical - contact a bike accident lawyer in Dallas as soon as possible.


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