Bicycle Accident Attorney Serving Texas Cyclists

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Contact me before you speak with any insurance companies. I can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation and talk you through what to say when you speak with the insurance representatives.

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About Bill Shirer, Dedicated Cyclist and Bike Accident Attorney

About Bill Shirer

If you are injured while riding your bike, it is important that you contact an attorney who is experienced in both personal injury trial work and cycling. You need to call me, Bill Shirer, Cyclist at Law.

I am board-certified in personal injury trial law and have 28 years of trial law experience. I also have the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

I understand the cycling community and the challenges you face as a cyclist. I ride more than 5,000 miles a year, I race regularly in the Masters 50+ road division, and have been riding and racing since 1987.

I am committed to our sport and serving my clients. I have the knowledge, expertise and experience to help you get compensation for both your personal injuries and the damages to your bike that are caused by a negligent driver or defective bike product.

Even minor bike claims are far more complicated than they were just 5 years ago, and you need an attorney who can navigate the insurance challenges ahead.

Some of the commonly asked questions regarding bicycle claims can be found here, and a general “infographic” overview of the bike claim process can be found here.

Better yet, give me a call at 972-843-7784 or 866-797-9555. The call is, of course, free. If you’d prefer to contact me by email, please click here.

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We Handle it All

A personal injury claim can involve many steps. Evidence must be gathered, documents must be filled out correctly and submitted on time, and the case must be presented properly in court. When you work with the Cyclist At Law team, we can handle every step of the process for you to ensure that you have the best possible chance of a favorable outcome in court. We will also evaluate the facts of your case to ensure that you are seeking enough damages to cover your losses caused by the bicycle accident. No matter where in Texas you’re located, our team will be with you every step of the way.

What You Should Know About Bicycle Accidents

What to Do at the Accident Scene

Assuming that you’re not too badly injured, try to remember to follow these steps at the accident scene:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Take photos.
  3. Gather witnesses’ contact information.
  4. Keep a level head.
  5. Seek emergency care.
  6. Call us.

Learn more here.

Call Me Before Insurance

Insurance companies are more concerned with protecting their bottom line than they are with protecting you. They may even try to manipulate you into admitting fault so that they can deny your claim. It’s important to call me before you contact your insurance. I can walk you through what to say so that you don’t make any mistakes that can be held against you.

Learn more here.

Gathering Evidence

Our team can help you gather evidence, but there are some steps you can take to ensure that we have the full picture of your damages when we go to file a claim. These include:

  1. Taking pictures of your wounds at various levels of healing.
  2. Getting a detailed estimate to fix your bike.
  3. Keeping appointments for follow-up medical care.
  4. Carefully documenting lost income due to the accident.

Learn more here.

Claim Value & Duration

There’s no simple answer to how long your case will take or how much compensation you deserve after your accident. Several factors can affect the value of your claim and the duration of your case. Our team can help you understand the factors involved so that you can get an estimate of your case’s value and how long it will be until resolution.

Learn more here.

We Serve the Following Cities and the Entire State of Texas

Located in Dallas, my team serves the entirety of Texas. Due to my familiarity with Texas laws and the struggles of cycling around oblivious drivers, I'm the best resource you could reach out to after a bicycle accident anywhere in the state.

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Testimonials

David Hinson

Bill kept me posted on each phase in the legal process and took the time to educate me on every step. Additionally, Bill's knowledge as a cyclist made it very easy for him to understand my situation. I greatly appreciate his support.

oswaldo Altamirano

He works diligently, Hes staff is Allways there for you!!! Thanks Bill.

Mitchell Globe

Bill worked hard to come up with the proper settlement amount and then more. Underpromising and overdelivering, Bill is a lawyer I highly recommend to anyone going through a similar cyclist-motor vehicle accident. Extremely responsive and professional, I couldn't imagine a better outcome from a negative experience! Thanks Bill.

Don V.

My experience working with Mr Shirer, and his staff, was nothing less than exceptional. Unfortunately I was in need of his services after being hit by a car that didn't yield right of way to me while on my bicycle. The case was more complex than it needed to be because of the incompetence of the police investigators. However Mr Shirer and his team didn't let that dissuade them. They not only cut through all the problems, and ensured that all my medical & property damages were covered, but they also won a very fair settlement for pain & suffering. They really understand the rights and needs of cyclists. Wish I could give 6 stars.

O Nelson

I couldn’t recommend Bill Shirer enough. After my accident he made it so easy to navigate the issues associated with such a traumatic event. As a fellow cyclist he truly understands the hardships one goes through and is supportive through the whole process. His staff is top notch and they really know their stuff. If you ever find yourself an the unfortunate situation of being involved in a bicycle accident don’t hesitate to contact Bill Shirer!!!

Simon E.

If you find yourself in need of legal services, Bill is needs to be your go to guy. He understands the process and knows what it means to be a cyclist on the dangerous roads we must train upon. Bill handled my case with speed and professionalism. Put his info in your phone now. Sadly in this day and age, if you are a cyclist it isn't an if you'll need him but a when. Be safe and when that's not enough, call Bill.

Ludovic G.

Mr Shirer knows what he is doing. He gets the job done and is ready to listen and assist whenever needed. If you are involved in a bike accident Mr Shirer is the lawyer you need to go to.

Direct From the Blog

Read our blogs for important information regarding cycling and bicycle accidents.

Cases Involving Repair Work Done in Bike Lanes

The cases below involve injuries caused by defects in bike lanes.  In both cases, the government entities had performed repair work in or near the defects in the bike lanes.  Both Courts ruled that the hazards were not “special defects.”  As for actual knowledge, one…

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Potholes, Cracks and Other Treacherous Road Conditions for Cyclists

Issue:         Can you recover from a City/State Government in Texas for injuries caused by a road defect? Answer:     No, you cannot.  It’s almost impossible to recover for damages caused by road defects. Discussion:  Governmental entities are generally immune from liability based on the concept…

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Bicycle Safety Checklist

Bicycle rides are a wonderful way for both children and adults to enjoy the fresh air and get an excellent workout. These rides can include marathons, races, and leisurely outings with the family. To keep everyone safe, though, all cyclists should perform a few important…

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How Long Will It Take to Settle My Property Damage Claim?

On average, it will take one month or more to settle your property damage claim, and maybe more. Why so long?  Because as opposed to an auto damage claim, a cyclist must document the damages, then educate auto insurers as to the value of the…

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4 Places for Biking in Dallas This Winter

Biking during the winter in Dallas is a welcome change from the sweltering heat of a Texas summer. The crisp air can be invigorating and recharging during your ride. Here are the top places to bike this winter in Dallas. Boulder Park When you are…

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Why You Should Ride (at Least Sometimes) with a Group

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