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A hit-and-run accident is when a driver flees the scene without stopping. Hit-and-run bicycle accidents are dangerous, as an injured cyclist may not receive the immediate medical care that he or she needs. It can also make it more difficult – or even impossible – for the bicyclist to recover the financial compensation that he or she deserves. Here, our San Antonio injury lawyers discuss the necessary steps to take after a bicycle hit-and-run accident in Texas.  Immediately Call the Police Always call the police for an accident report after a hit-and-run collision. The police can investigate the crash and…
Pedestrian accidents cause some of the most serious injuries of all traffic accidents. Pedestrians are vulnerable to severe injuries such as bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries when hit by motor vehicles. It can be difficult to determine who is responsible for a pedestrian accident. Although the driver of the motor vehicle has more power, pedestrians can also contribute to collisions. Determining liability, or legal and financial responsibility, may require an in-depth case evaluation. How Is Liability Determined in Texas? First, it is necessary to understand the car accident liability law in the state where the crash…
A bicycle accident has the power to severely or permanently injure a cyclist. In 2019 alone, 68 bicyclists lost their lives in bicycle accidents in Texas. Every year, organizations such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Texas Department of Transportation collect crash data in an effort to learn where bicycle accidents take place. This information can help bicyclists and other roadway users reduce the risk of collisions and personal injury.  Urban Areas Crash data collected by the NHTSA states that three-fourths (75 percent) of fatal bicycle accidents in the U.S. take place in urban areas,…
Bicycle accidents take place often in San Antonio. These collisions can be devastating for cyclists, causing severe injuries such as bone fractures and traumatic brain injuries. Motor vehicle drivers are often at fault for these collisions for mistakes such as failing to see bicyclists or ignoring rights-of-way. Statistics show that about 96 percent of fatal bicycle accidents involve an automobile. Here, our personal injury lawyers discuss how often bicycle accidents involve automobiles.  Bicycle Accident Facts and Figures Every year, Texas is one of the states with the highest number of bicycle accidents, injuries and deaths in the United States. According…
No matter how careful you are while riding a bicycle in San Antonio, you could end up the injured victim of an accident. Careless and reckless drivers in San Antonio put cyclists at risk every day. It is important to know what to do after a bicycle accident, as this can help you protect your rights. Use the following checklist.     Check for Injuries Remain where you are and check yourself for injuries. Check for pain, swelling or bleeding. Restrict your movements until you can verify that you do not have a spinal cord injury. If you feel pain or immobility…
If you are an avid bicyclist in San Antonio, Texas, it is important to protect yourself and reduce your risk of accidents by understanding the most common causes of collisions. The roads in San Antonio are the most dangerous for vulnerable roadway users – bicyclists and pedestrians. You may be able to reduce your risk of personal injury in a bicycle accident by identifying and avoiding the most common causes of collisions. Driver Errors No matter how long you’ve been biking in Texas or how careful you are, you may not be able to prevent a collision if a driver…
On July 11, 2019, a driver struck two pedestrians in Jacksonville, Florida, killing one on impact and injuring the other. The driver had been under the influence and was doing 75 mph in a 25 mph zone. On April 17, 2019, a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in front of a San Antonio elementary school. That part of the road was described as dark and unlit. Pedestrian-related crashes and deaths have been on a rise in the United States. The Jacksonville, Florida crash was just one of the 24,392 crashes and 24,734 pedestrian deaths from 2016-2019. During the pandemic,…
Recently, H.E.B. grocery stores have announced a massive recall of millions of pounds of chicken products due to the risk of listeria contamination. Listeria is a deadly pathogen that can cause illness and is of particular risk to pregnant women. If you have purchased these possibly listeria contaminated HEB chicken products, return them immediately. If you ate one and feel ill, seek medical attention now. Transcript: Speaker: Welcome to Hill Law Firm Cases, a podcast discussing real-world cases handled by Justin Hill and the Hill Law Firm. For confidentiality reasons, names and amounts of any settlements have been removed. However, the facts…
If you received medical care for your injuries after an accident, these bills are your responsibility to pay. This may mean you have to pay for them out of your own pocket, or else out of an injury settlement or judgment award. Exactly how much you have to pay back, as well as how you will pay, depends on your individual case. Consult with a personal injury lawyer in San Antonio for more information about paying for your medical bills. How Do Medical Bills Get Paid? In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may need to go to a…