Loewy Featured on FoxNews.Com Discussing the Austin Bicyclist Fatally Hit by a Bus Driver

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Personal injury attorney Adam Loewy recently appeared in an article on FoxNews.Com discussing a fatal bicycle accident that has gained notoriety in Austin. The bus driver that caused the accident was high on prescription drugs at the time. The Travis County District Attorney, Jose Garza, offered former Austin CapMetro bus driver Mindi Stafford a plea deal that allowed her to plead down from a manslaughter charge to a criminally negligent homicide charge and avoid jail time. Instead of serving any days in jail, Stafford has deferred adjudication for seven years and… Read More

Increase in Bicycle and Pedestrian Deaths in Texas

Texas authorities have indicated that over the past two years, bicycle and pedestrian fatalities have increased somewhat dramatically across Texas. Per the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), pedestrians and bicyclists currently account for a staggering one in five traffic-related fatalities in the state of Texas. TxDOT officials allege that the increase in pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities can be attributed to motorists’ disregard for safety regulations and laws that are intended to protect pedestrians and bicyclists.  If you were injured in a pedestrian or bicycle accident caused by a negligent or reckless motorist, you could be entitled… Read More

Bike Seat Risks for Your Child

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When you have a child, you want to do everything with them. In today’s society, there are so many options for parents that they rarely have to give up their favorite activities or leave their kids at home. One of these fantastic options is the bike seat. The ability to strap your child to your bicycle safely means that you can exercise to your heart’s content. But wait. Are bike seats really as safe as they seem? While they may provide parents and other adults with an effective way to take a child along for a ride, they may… Read More

Assessing Yourself After a Bike Accident

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People are involved in bicycle accidents everyday. One of the biggest concerns is a car versus bike accident, but these are not as common as you may think. Far more often, cyclists are involved in crashes with inanimate objects or because of roadway hazards. If you are involved in an accident with an object or simply take a spill, there are easy ways to assess yourself for possible injury. 1. Lie Still and Pay Attention As soon as you are involved in an accident, you may want to jump up and grab your bike. This is a good… Read More

Help Your Kids Enjoy Bicycling Safely

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The weather is taking a turn for the better and, as it does, more children will be hitting the streets on their favorite mode of transportation: Bicycles. When it comes to cycling, parents need to make sure that their children are following safety rules. These rules aren’t meant to put a damper on the fun that kids are having, but to keep them healthy. Bicycle accidents do happen and often result in serious injury. This is especially true in bicycle versus vehicle accidents. Help your kids follow these easy rules to keep their bike rides from turning tragic. Read More

Bicycle Versus Truck Accident in Austin

A 55-year-old man was killed after his bicycle collided with a truck two weeks ago, prompting officials to voice concerns over the danger that biking on Austin roadways poses. It is unclear whether or not the man was at fault, and no one has said whether or not he had the required lights on his bicycle. What is known is that the driver of the truck remained on the scene and has not been charged as of yet. Attorney Brad Houston, an avid cyclist himself, says that despite bike lanes and other measures taken by the city to… Read More

$500,000 Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case

Loewy Law Firm settled a policy limits case for an Austin man who was badly injured while riding a motorcycle on Bee Caves Road. Our client, the motorcyclist, was pulling out of a Walgreens parking lot. He was blindsided by an elderly driver who was speeding past and could not slow down in time. The collision threw our client off of his motorcycle. Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet – a safety precaution that undoubtedly saved his life. However, he was catastrophically hurt, went to the ER, and was unable to walk for three months. We advocated for the… Read More

Child Hurt in Bicycle Versus Car Accident

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AUSTIN, Texas – A small child was sent to the hospital after being struck by a car. According to witnesses, the little girl was riding her bicycle along Mason Street when she collided with a woman driving a vehicle on Ledesma Street. Residents tell reporters that this is not the first time such an accident has occurred. A child was killed in the same type of incident at the intersection just three years ago. Reporters were told by witnesses that the driver in this accident did not appear to be speeding. The driver stopped and exited her vehicle to check… Read More

Innovative Bike Safety From Around the World

At the Loewy Law Firm, we love traveling as a way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We are committed to finding this balance because of the noticeable improvement to our efficiency, dedication, and ability to achieve great things at work. We are also committed to safety, and we applaud innovations that make staying safe easier. In a recent blog, we discussed how dangerous biking has been getting, and some of the impacts of that here in Austin. So, when we came across some biking safety innovations from around the world, we… Read More

Why Has There Been an Increase in Bike Crashes and Bike Deaths?

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A recent NPR article highlights a trend that our office has been noticing: lately, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of phone calls for bike-related injuries. The article, found here, cites an increase in bicyclists dying in collisions with cars. The number has risen dramatically over the past two years, while car deaths have remained stable. In the past few years in Austin, white-painted ghost bikes have appeared on bridges and sidewalks: these are memorials to cyclists killed on the road. Read More