Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and oftentimes lead to fatalities due to the lack of protection available on a motorcycle. We understand the stress and trauma involved in a motorcycle accident. In 2016, there were 496 motorcyclists killed in Texas. Approximately 8, 181 motorcyclists were involved in crashes according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
What should you do if you’re involved in a motorcycle accident?
- Obtain medical attention immediately- call 911 to have an ambulance transport you to the ER as soon as possible, your health is the number one priority
- Take pictures, and obtain the information of potential witnesses
- Exchange insurance information with the other driver
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, one of the primary reasons is that oftentimes motor vehicles do not pay attention to motorcyclists and fail to keep them in their line of sight. Unfortunately, driver inattention is rampant within Texas, drivers are oftentimes texting, talking on the phone, emailing or engaged in social media.
Our law firm will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, including obtaining the police report, cell phone records, social media posts and any blood or alcohol tests to prove driver negligence.
Other causes of motorcycle accidents include potholes, road defects, debris an incorrect signage. Motorcycle defects may also lead to injuries such as problems with the brakes, handles or tires.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include fractures, herniations, road burns, dislocations and traumatic brain injuries. It is important that you obtain the medical treatment necessary to assist you with your injuries.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Does this cost me anything?
No, our law firm works on a contingency basis meaning that you do not have to pay anything unless we are able to obtain a recovery either through settlement or trial. We will also offer a free consultation to evaluate your potential case.
Will I have to go to trial?
It is unlikely that your case will go to trial since most cases are settled out of court, however, it is always a possibility.
What happens after I file the lawsuit?
After you file a lawsuit, we will engage in discovery, in which both sides exchange written questions and gather information. During this process, you may also be required to sit for a deposition, which is essentially oral questioning under the oath.
How long does this process take?
A typical motorcycle accident case can take approximately 1-1.5 years. However, some may take longer depending on the facts of your case, the judge and how discovery progresses.