Reliable Pedestrian & Bicycle Accidents Attorneys Fighting for Beaumont & Port Arthur Personal Injury Victims
When a car collides with a bicyclist or pedestrian, police officers arriving to the scene typically hear the person in the motor vehicle describe how the accident happened. The pedestrian or bicyclist is usually too hurt to say anything. At Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC, we speak up for the injured. We represent bicycle and pedestrian accident victims in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Chambers, Harris, Liberty, Jasper, Tyler, and other Texas counties.
Comparative Negligence & Bicycle/Pedestrian Accidents
Texas is a comparative negligence state. This means that your recovery from a personal injury lawsuit is reduced by any percentage of fault that is assigned to you. However, you still have a right to sue, as long as you are not more than 50 percent at fault for the accident. In other words, if you are 51 percent at fault or higher, you do not have the right to sue.
Determining fault in car-pedestrian and car-bicycle accidents is complex, and it’s important to put your case in the hands of an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Remember, any statements you submit to the insurance company of the other driver can be used against you.
How Insurance Coverage Applies
Your personal injury protection (PIP) generally protects you whenever you are injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, whether you are operating a car or are struck by a car while riding a bicycle or walking. During your free initial consultation, our Beaumont car accident lawyers will answer your questions about insurance and ensure you get the medical care you need until your case is resolved.
Fighting for Your Rights & Recovery
The knowledgeable and tenacious legal team at Portner ♦ Bond, PLLC has over 85 years of combined legal experience in cases pertaining to bicycle and pedestrian personal injury cases. We are fluent in insurance-speak and will handle all of the communications for you. You simply focus on your recovery while we handle the logistics. You tell us what happened; we’ll do the rest.