Texas

From coastal swamps and piney woods to rolling plains and rugged hills, Texas offers some of the country’s best options for cycling. This isn’t a secret either, as approximately 4 million Texans ride bicycles every year. Nevertheless, Texas ranks a woeful #33 of bicycle friendly states based on current laws that simply are not protecting bicyclists.

Representation in Texas bicycle crash cases

From mountain biking in Big Bend to road racing in Pace Bend at Lake Travis, Texas bike lawyer Charlie Thomas has ridden his bicycle all over Texas. As such, he is familiar with both the passion held by the Texan cycling community and the challenges that face bicyclists on the roadways of Texas.  He represents cyclists in Houston, Dallas, Austin, El Paso, College Station, and everywhere else in the State.

Charlie's analysis of Texas bicycle laws can be found here and Austin bicycle laws here.

Having served as the president of the Texas A&M Cycling Team, where he led the team in appearances in the U.S. Collegiate National Championships, Charlie has spent thousands of hours riding his bicycle in Texas. Additionally, Charlie raced for a private Houston team in the Professional/1/2 category until law school, where studying took priority. As an attorney, Charlie now rides for recreation and focuses his practice on representing cyclists injured by motorists, unsafe road conditions, or defective cycling products.

One of Charlie’s most recent Texas cases involved a young surgeon training for a triathlon on his bicycle. While on a ride, the cyclist was struck from behind by a motorist who wasn’t paying attention to the road. The cyclist suffered severe injuries, including head trauma and numerous bone fractures. The cyclist retained Charlie, who obtained a significant recovery for the cyclist through the legal process. Meanwhile, intense medical treatment allowed the cyclist to make a full recovery.

In addition to his background of cycling throughout Texas, Charlie also incorporates his decade of professionally assembling and repairing bicycles into a comprehensive understanding of product failures and dangerous defects. Charlie passionately represents bicyclists against insurance companies, at-fault motorists, unsafe big-box retailers, and negligent manufacturers. He is proud to support Bike Law’s unique mission of client and cause advocacy.

Charlie is also a League Cycling Instructor of the League of American Bicyclists.

If you have been injured in a Texas bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a Texas bicycle accident attorney who is also an avid cyclist, Charlie welcomes your call for a free consultation. He may be reached at 844-531-754 0r charlie@bikelaw.com.

Charlie is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.

AV Preeminent

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact us.

Texas Blog Posts

Mike Dayton
Apr 15, 2016

I got hit. Put me down for 44 years without an injury, save for the occasional tired knee and lungs. A careful rider with a mirror to see cars that approach too quickly. A careful rider who watches and slows for riders off the back. Yes, a careful rider, but I don’t remember seeing the […]

Read More
portrait_main_harsch
Apr 07, 2016

A Man Died Today.   I / Bruce didn’t know him.   So why am I so sad? John Harsch was killed doing something that he apparently loved. Riding his bicycle.   I use the word “apparently” because I didn’t know him.   But there are a lot of things I know about him without having to have met […]

Read More
Feb 26, 2016

The crash that sent our webmaster and blogger Mike Dayton to the ICU (still in critical condition) and that injured three others has garnered much attention around the country.  We have reported on his condition, and the weak charges filed against the reckless driver. Thanks to so many for your kind words and thoughts to […]

Read More
Load More