Bike Accident Attorneys in Houston

When a vehicle collides with a bicyclist, the bicyclist is always at a disadvantage. The impact of a larger, more powerful vehicle can prove to be catastrophic and often fatal to the bicyclist while leaving the driver of the vehicle unscathed. At Davis Law Group, we are committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation to bicycle accident victims in Houston and beyond. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent driver, contact our skilled Houston bicycle accident attorney for support.

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Our Approach

At Davis Law Group, our approach to representing clients in bicycle accident cases is rooted in compassion, expertise, and unwavering dedication. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a bicycle accident can have on an individual and their family. Our team of bike accident lawyers in Houston is experienced in handling a wide range of bike accident cases, whether minor injuries or catastrophic accidents, and will work diligently to investigate the cause of the accident, identify liable parties, and build the strongest case to secure maximum compensation for our clients.

Why Davis Law Group?

Davis Law Group, founded in April 2013 by Joshua Davis, a highly experienced and double-board-certified personal injury attorney, is dedicated to advocating for justice for those injured in bicycle accidents. With a strong commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those affected, our firm brings extensive experience, knowledge, and credibility to bicycle accident cases. Clients can trust our dedicated team to prioritize their best interests as we pursue justice and compensation. We believe in open and honest communication with our clients throughout the legal process, taking the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and keep you informed about the progress of your case.

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Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Motorist Negligence

Negligence by motorists is a leading cause of bicycle accidents and manifests in various ways, such as failing to yield to cyclists, making unsafe lane changes, or not paying enough attention to cyclists on the road.

Dooring Accidents

These accidents happen when a driver or passenger in a parked car opens their door into the path of an approaching cyclist. This can result in serious injuries for cyclists, especially if they cannot avoid the door or swerve into traffic to avoid it.

Unsafe Road Conditions

Poor road conditions, such as potholes, debris, or uneven pavement, can pose significant hazards to cyclists. These conditions can cause cyclists to lose control of their bikes and crash, leading to injuries.

Driver Distractions

Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on the phone, or eating while driving, can significantly increase the risk of accidents involving cyclists. Drivers who are not paying attention to the road are more likely to overlook cyclists and cause collisions.


Excessive speeding by motorists can reduce their ability to react to cyclists on the road. Higher speeds also increase the severity of injuries in the event of a collision, making speeding a significant factor in bicycle accidents.

Failure to Obey Traffic Laws

Cyclists and motorists both are required to follow traffic laws. Failure to do so by running red lights or stop signs can lead to accidents. Cyclists and motorists must be aware of and obey all traffic laws to prevent collisions.

Impaired Driving

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs a driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely. Impaired drivers are more likely to overlook cyclists and cause accidents, leading to serious injuries or fatalities.

Inexperienced or Reckless Cycling

Cyclists who are inexperienced or ride recklessly can also contribute to accidents by weaving in and out of traffic, not signaling turns, or riding against traffic flow, increasing the risk of collisions with vehicles.

Poor Visibility

Limited visibility, such as during nighttime or adverse weather conditions, can make it challenging for cyclists to be seen by motorists. Lack of visibility increases the risk of accidents, especially at intersections or on poorly lit roads.

Unsafe Passing

Motorists who pass cyclists without giving them enough space or passing too closely can cause accidents. Unsafe passing maneuvers can startle cyclists, leading to loss of control and potential collisions.

Preventing Bike Accident-Related Injuries

As a bicyclist, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of accidents. Wearing the right safety gear can significantly minimize the severity of your injuries if an accident happens. Always wear a well-fitting helmet to protect your head. Brightly colored clothing and reflective gear increase your visibility to drivers, especially in low-light conditions. Knowing the rules of the road and how to ride safely can also help prevent accidents. Take a bicycle safety course to learn the basics of safe cycling and how to navigate traffic. Always follow traffic laws, including riding on the correct side of the street, stopping at red lights and stop signs, and using hand signals to communicate your intentions to drivers.

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What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

Seek Medical Attention

Your health and safety should be your top priority after a bicycle accident. Even if you do not feel like you have been seriously injured, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and delaying treatment could result in more serious health complications down the road.

Report the Accident

You should report the bicycle accident to the police as soon as possible. The police report can provide important evidence to support your claim if you decide to pursue legal action. Be sure to provide the police with a detailed account of what happened and obtain a copy of the police report for your records.

Gather Evidence

Collecting evidence at the scene of the accident can be crucial to building an effective legal case. Take photos of the scene of the accident, your bicycle, and any injuries you sustained. Get the contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident occur. Keep track of your medical bills and any other expenses related to the accident.

Call Davis Law Group

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, contact our experienced Houston bicycle accident attorneys as soon as possible. Our team is here to guide you through the legal process and protect your rights. We can also help you pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages.

Bicycle Laws and Regulations

For Cyclists

  • Cyclists must follow all the same traffic laws as motorists, which includes stopping at stop signs and traffic lights, yielding the right of way, and obeying speed limits.
  • Ride with the flow of traffic, staying as far to the right as practicable, except when preparing for a left turn or when it is unsafe to do so.
  • Use designated bike lanes when available and ride as close to the right side of the lane as practicable.
  • Cyclists should only pass on the right of another vehicle if it is safe to do so and the vehicle is making a left turn.
  • Use proper hand signals to indicate your intention to turn or stop.
  • When riding at night, you must have a front white light and a rear red reflector or light visible from at least 500 feet away.
  • While not always required by law, wearing a helmet is strongly recommended for safety.

For Drivers

  • Share the road with cyclists and provide at least three feet of clearance when passing a cyclist.
  • Check for cyclists before opening car doors to avoid dooring accidents.
  • Yield the right of way to cyclists in bike lanes and when crossing a bike lane.
  • Drivers should not drive, stop, or park in designated bike lanes except when necessary to make a turn or enter or leave a roadway.
  • Avoid distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, or eating while driving, which can increase the risk of accidents involving cyclists.

Your Case Matters, and We Are Here to Help

Bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries, damages, and immense distress, and navigating the legal system can cause additional stress. You do not have to do it alone. Contact Davis Law Group today if you or your loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident. We will review your case and then discuss your legal options. Let us put our experience and dedication to work to help you seek justice and compensation.

Joshua P. Davis
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