In 2014, the national average age of bicycle-automobile victims was 45. Generally, male victims make up 88% of all bicycle-automobile fatalities in the U.S. 70% of these fatalities occur in non-intersection portions of urban areas. ⅕ of all fatalities occur between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Overall, around 37% involved the consumption of alcohol by the cyclist and/or the automobile operator. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has stated that men are six times more likely to obtain injuries from a bicycle-automobile accident, and four times more likely to die. Texas is the third-leading State in the rate of bicycle-automobile fatalities.
Texas is the third-leading state in the rate of bicycle-automobile accidents. Currently, Dallas County is facing an increase in bicycle-automobile accidents, with 1,439 accidents occurring between 2010 and 2016. 21 of which led to fatalities.
In Dallas, bicycle-automobile accidents are commonly caused by:
Texas uses a modified comparative negligence standard, which means that in order for a victim to receive any compensation from a bicycle-automobile accident, the victim must show that the operator was more responsible for the accident than the claimant. Once a jury determines the allocation of fault, then the total amount of damages are subtracted by the percentage of the victim’s responsibility. A cyclist may show that they were less responsible, or not responsible at all, for the accident by following safety precautions while on the road. Some of these include:
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Being hit really hard by a negligent driver can cause confusion, but we are here to help you take the next step on your case. The insurance company’s goal is to reach a quick settlement. We are here to get you the maximum compensation that you deserve. Your suffering, lost wages, pain and medical bills are very real and no case is too big or too small for us.
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J.D., magna cum laude, Loyola University School of Law, New Orleans, LA: 2012 (GPA 3.6)
Awards: Crowe Scholar; Finalist and Outstanding Brief Award, 19th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition; Phi Delta Phi Antonio E. Papale Award Recipient; and Law and Excellence Award (for highest grade in Contracts, Property and Law & Medicine).
Van received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he served as member of the Loyola Law Review and was designated a William L. Crow, Sr., Scholar. Van competed in Moot Court and was a brief writer for Loyola’s Bankruptcy Team, where he received the Outstanding Brief Award at 19th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition at St. John’s University School of Law. During law school, Van served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle at the United States District Court and earned Law Excellence Awards in Contracts, Property and Law & Medicine.
Van is a member of the Texas State Bar, The Texas Bar College and is licensed to practice in all Texas courts.
Scholarships: Recipient of the Warren E.W. Mouledoux Memorial & LaNasa-Greco Providence Law and Philip & Mary Collins Law Scholarships.
Student Organizations: Law Review, Moot Court Staff Member; 2010-2011 Moot Court Bankruptcy Law Team,
Brief Writer; St. Thomas More Inn of Court; A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the Black Law Students Association; Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance Program, Intermediate Certified Tax Filer; and Sports and Entertainment Law Society.
B.A., Sociology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX: 2008 (Dean’s List Spring 2008 and Fall 2008)
• Forfeitures and Involuntary Terminations of Texas Entities (Teaching at Accredited CLE Activity, November 19,
• 2014 Captivate Conference Workshop, Equity Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act (October 24, 2014);
• Texas Supreme Court Limits the Rights of Minority Shareholders, Ritchie v. Rupe (Teaching at Accredited CLE Activity,
September 23, 2014);
• Will the JOBS Act Jump-Start the Video Game Industry? Crowdfunding Start-Up Capital (December 2, 2013).
Completed Work published in 16 TUL. J. TECH. & INTELL. PROP. (2013);
• N. Burl Cain Warden v. Ahmad Beck, U.S. Dist. Ct. Ed. La. Case 2:09-cv-06113-ILRL (August 2011);
• CyberSecurity in the Cloud: Virtual Data Rooms—Part II (February 28, 2014) and
• Assignability of Licenses in Reverse Triangular Mergers: An Update (Teaching at Accredited CLE Activity, May 14,
Texas, U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas, State Bar of Texas, The Texas Bar College, Collin County Bar Association, ABA an d
Business Law Section, J.L. Turner Legal Association; UNT Dallas College of Law Louis A. Bedford Jr. Mentorship
Program, Mentor (January 2015 – 2016); UNT Dallas College of Law, Affiliate Professor (December 2015 – February
2016); TMCP Dallas Save-the-Date Reception Committee, Committee Member (May 2015 – July 2015); and ABA
Judicial Division Standing Committee on Diversity – Outreach Program (Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet High
School), Volunteer (February 2013), Dallas County Dispute Resolution Center August 2018 Mediator of the Month
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