Arcola Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
NHTSA statistics show that for every 100,000 registered motorbikes, at least 55 are involved in a fatal auto accident every year. Sadly, the consequences of these accidents are felt more by the motorcyclists involved in an accident than at-fault drivers responsible for causing them.
Our attorneys understand that drivers often view cyclists differently than they do other cars, and often fail to treat motorcyclists and bikers on the road the same way they do other road users. We strive to help all victims of motorcycle crashes in Arcola get the settlement they deserve from crashes caused by careless road users.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
The nature of motorcycle accidents differs widely, as does their impact from case to case. We fight aggressively for your rights by proving the fault of the responsible party regardless of which form of negligence led to your suffering. We have helped countless clients file for and pursue claims for accidents resulting from:
- Distracted driving/ Texting while driving
- Driver blind spots
- Dangerous roadways
- Defective equipment
- Driver failing to yield right of way
- Failure to observe traffic lights and stop signs
- Bad weather conditions
- Drunk driving/intoxicated driving
Motorcycle Accident Injuries and the Damages You Can Seek
Motorcycle accidents lead to an array of injuries ranging from mild, severe, to fatal. Fortunately, Texas road laws allow you to seek full compensation for all present and projected medical bills and non-economic costs that result from an accident. Common injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Road rash
- Spine injuries
- Limb loss
Depending on the speed, an auto accident will most likely lead to extensive damages if not the complete loss of the motorcycle involved. Our expert lawyers will see to it that you file a claim for the full repair or replacement of your damaged motorcycle. Should there be a need to file a diminished value claim, we will not hesitate to do so for the following classes of motorcycles:
- Lightweight – also considered as entry or beginner level bikes, these motorcycles are distinguished by their engine displacement (up to 500 ccs).
- Middleweight – while these motorcycles can be used for racing, racing is not their niche. Such motorcycles have engine displacements in the 600-750 ccs range.
- Superbikes – designed for use in racing, superbikes have an average engine displacement of 1000 ccs. Any bike beyond this is in an open class.
Sport bikes tend to be more dangerous than the ordinary cruiser. This is attributed to the fact that these bikes are performance oriented and that they are generally ridden at higher and more dangerous speeds. However, this does not imply that rider negligence is always the cause of accidents that involve them. In fact, the evidence shows that the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by careless auto drivers. Since motorcyclists are known to drive carelessly, though, you will need a competent lawyer to defend your rights if you’ve been involved in an accident involving a motorcycle, either as a motorcycle rider or a car driver.
Motorcycle Accidents Resulting from Dangerous Roads
At times, the very roads we travel on can be classified as reasonably dangerous. If your accident resulted from a faulty road, all is not lost. This is because roads are legally required to be maintained and kept safe. If a pothole or other road defect led to your accident, our lawyers can file a claim on your behalf to hold the responsible parties (in this case, local government bodies or road repair construction contractors) accountable for your losses.
Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer When My Injuries Are Not Severe?
Even if you are not seriously injured in a crash, it is still worth your while to contact a lawyer. At times, injuries are hard to detect after an accident and only to show up later in time. Since Texas has statutes of limitations that outline the time frames by which you need to file a claim after suffering in an accident, you may lose the option of filing for compensation even if your injuries are severe.
You should medical attention from a reliable physician to evaluate any potential complications in the future as soon as an accident occurs. Once you’ve been thoroughly checked, you should seek legal counsel to evaluate your case, to learn about your legal options, and to file a claim for injuries and damages that were caused by a negligent driver.
How Much Is a Motorcycle Accident Claim Worth?
There is no specific figure used for motorcycle accident compensation. However, our lawyers will assess all of the following in order to get you the settlement you deserve:
- Lost wages
- All medical charges incurred
- Reduced income capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
If a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim. Doing this will help cover expenses such as:
- Burial and funeral costs
- Medical expenses incurred by the loved one before death
- Pain and suffering of your loved one before death
- Loss of company, service, and support
- Lost wages
- A potential loss of inheritance
Get Started with a Free Consultation
Fill in your motorcycle accident details here and we will assess your case at no obligation and at no cost. Choose our team of legal experts for personalized representation in your motorcycle accident legal claim. Alternatively, call us at 713-677-2159 to speak with a seasoned accident attorney to learn about your options and the best path forward.
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