Hey Guys and Gals,
Need help from the TX cycling community.
Today my wife was hit from behind travelling northbound on Lakeline. She had just left our home and was going out for a quick fun spin while I was at work.
Unfortunately a motorist hit her from behind, launching her over his car, onto the asphalt. She bounced over onto the sidewalk, thank God, and was not hit by any other motorists.
She is ok. Tons of road rash, fractures on her spine, and possibility of fractures in her wrist and knee. Shes on pain meds and is able to sleep.
Bike is trashed from what the police told me (havent gotten it back yet, they want to hold onto it to examine it for another day or two.)
I still dont fully understand Texas vehicle code, so I need some advice. What should we do? Do we need to lawyer up? (We come from California, where everyone has a lawyer.) What rights do we have?
If we need to lawyer up, does anyone know a lawyer that is a cyclist that can help us?