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There are a lot more risks involved with riding a motorcycle than in driving a car or in other means of road transport. Although motorcycles account for less than one-sixteenth of all road traffic in the United States, they account for about 13% of all road traffic accidents. On a motorcycle, your chances of being involved in an accident are very high.
One of the most important practices for safe riding is wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet has been proven to reduce the death rate among motorcycle riders by as much as 37%, according to a study published in 2016. The risk of serious or even permanent injury remains constant since motorcycle riders receive minimal protection from external factors such as the road, others vehicles on the road, and objects within their immediate environment.
Motorcycle riders should take every precaution to protect themselves, as well as in some cases, their loved ones. Having a severe injury can lead to an extended period of being unable to work, mounting medical bills, and the loss of part or all of your property. Motorcycle injuries have caused hardship for many families and individuals. If you have the proper legal protection, you don’t have to worry about this happening to you.
Two-thirds of accidents involving a motorcycle and a car are the fault of the person driving the car. If the accident results in your suffering serious injury, you (or a lawyer acting on your behalf) can sue the at-fault driver under Texas State Statute. The law allows you to make a claim for medical treatment, loss of income, recovery or replacement of your motorcycle, mental distress, anguish, pain, suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and wrongful death of a loved one.
Recovering for your losses is not always easy since an insurance company may refuse to pay the fair value of your losses or the other party may blame you for the accident. If a dispute arises, you may expect these parties to hire a defense attorney to avoid having to pay what you deserve.
Because chances of getting into a motorcycle accident are high despite having taken the proper precautions, knowing what to do in such a situation is critical:
1. Seek medical attention immediately.
Motorcycle riders can suffer a wide variety of injuries such as bikers’ rash, broken bones, dislocated joints, spinal cord injuries, concussions, internal bleeding, etc. It’s still advisable to have an immediate medical checkup, even if you don’t see any obvious signs of damage, to determine exactly how much the insurance company may owe you.
2. Inform the authorities of the incident.
A timely report will allow the police to collect as many details as possible, which may aid your claim in the long run.
3. Hire a motorcycle accident lawyer or law firm
You must submit your claim within a strict time frame, some as short as six months, to be able to recover your losses in Texas. The earlier you speak with an attorney and commence legal proceedings, the more likely you are to receive compensation for your losses.
Many people are put off from working with a lawyer because they are afraid of paying high upfront fees. Nevertheless, when you work with D.B. Hill, you only pay when you win or settle your case. Would you like to know if you have a legal case after being involved in a motorcycle accident recently? Our FREE consultation will help you determine if you can recover.
The following are general examples of when you have a case, although they are by no means exhaustive:
A vehicle tailgated you, causing a wreck.
You collided with a vehicle that suddenly pulled in front of you.
An object was thrown carelessly onto the road, causing a wreck
The other driver, who was intoxicated, was responsible for the crash
You were hit by a driver who ran a red light.
Another driver or rider was unlicensed and negligent in injuring you.
Many other situations could have occurred where your right to use the road safely was violated, resulting in an accident. Get in touch with us to find out more.
At D.B. Hill, we have years of experience winning Motorcycle Accident claims and we fight for families and individuals who may not have great financial means. Family-owned and operated, we put your needs first. That’s why we don’t charge a penny if you don’t win.