Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Texas
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Texas
A motorcycle accident often results in severe injuries, damaged property, and loss of income, as you’re forced to miss weeks or months of work. If you’re struggling to negotiate with insurance companies and the medical bills are piling up, you need to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer Texas. A motorcycle accident attorney can help you navigate this type of complicated legal process and will prevent insurance companies from trying to take advantage of you. An experienced motorcycle attorney will know how to successfully negotiate with an insurance adjuster and will be prepared to take your case to court if the settlement negotiations fall apart.
How Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Handle Motorcycle Injury Claims
Because motorcycle riders have a reputation for reckless behavior on the road, they often get all the blame for an accident. Even a cautious, experienced, and safe rider will find it difficult to navigate the legal process without the help of a motorcycle accident attorney.
A lawyer will take over all communication with an insurance company, including negotiations. They will also prevent an insurance company from trying to take advantage of you or manipulating you by offering a lowball settlement, harassing you with phone calls and letters, or giving you a deadline for their settlement offer.
Investigating the Accident
The first step your attorney will take is investigating the accident. The motorcycle accident lawyers at the Wolf of Law Street will do this by obtaining a police report, examining any evidence, such as medical records, videos, and/or photos of the accident scene. They will also speak with your physician, other medical professionals, and anyone who witnessed the accident. They will focus on the series of events surrounding the accident and consult with accident reconstruction experts who can help establish liability.
Building Your Claim
Building a claim is a very time-consuming process. A personal injury attorney will need to wait until you have finished medical treatment for your injuries before they can compile a comprehensive medical record file to demonstrate the extent of your injuries and pain and suffering.
After you have finished treatment and the motorcycle attorney has had time to review your injuries, they will send a demand package to the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Once the insurance company has received the demand package, negotiations can begin. If your motorcycle accident lawyer Texas isn’t able to negotiate a fair offer, then they will take your case to court.
During this process, litigation is the longest step. If you decide to file a lawsuit, be prepared to potentially appear before a judge. During a trial, your injury attorney may call on you, expert witnesses, and eyewitnesses to the stand to testify. They may also call on the at-fault driver.
During the trial, your lawyer must provide clear evidence that the other driver was responsible for your accident. He or she may bring in expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction experts, economists, and medical professionals. If you have suffered a permanent disability, the attorney may also bring in an economist, who can explain the high settlement request based on future projected medical treatment needs and lost earning capacity.
Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles do not offer the same type of protection that riding in a passenger car does, so the motorcyclist will often have moderate to severe injuries, following a crash. Below, you’ll find some of the most common types of injuries that the lawyers at the Wolf of Law Street encounter due to motorcycle accidents:
- Slipped discs
- Shoulder injuries
- Severe brain damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Neck injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Fractured bones
- Broken neck
Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Claim
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you can receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are easy for an attorney to quantify because you will have bills to back them up.
These damages can include:
- Medical treatment
- Property damage
- Loss of wages
These damages can be more difficult to put a dollar amount on. If the court feels that you are asking too much for non-economic damages, they may lower the settlement amount.
These damages can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Mental distress
An accident attorney can work with you to determine the dollar amount of both economic and non-economic damages. In many cases, you can receive a higher settlement amount for non-economic damages if your injuries are severe or if you’ve suffered a permanent disability.
Your motorcycle accident lawyer will present the settlement offer during negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters will usually offer lowball settlement amounts and may refuse to offer a settlement that can cover the cost of economic and non-economic damages.
Contact the Wolf of Law Street Today
If you’ve suffered serious injuries due to a motorcycle accident, you have the right by Texas law to fair compensation for your losses and injuries. Do not settle for just any lawyer. You need a motorcycle accident attorney from the Wolf of Law Street. Our team of lawyers will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We are skilled negotiators and litigators. We will work with an insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement and will take your case to court if the insurance adjuster refuses to play ball. At the Wolf of Law Street, you’ll have an attorney who will guide you through the complex legal process and work tirelessly to win your case. To learn more about our firm and how we can help, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
The Siddique Firm, PLLC - The Wolf of Law Street1600 Airport Freeway, Suite 205 , Bedford, Texas 76022