Lane change accidents can happen fast, especially when a driver doesn’t signal or look before moving into your lane. Motorcyclists famously struggle to be seen on the road by drivers, and these types of collisions can happen in the blink of an eye, leaving you with medical costs, missed work, and maybe even making it impossible to ride your bike again.
The Arlington unsafe lane change motorcycle accident lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins look out for you. Our Arlington motorcycle accident lawyers can investigate what happened in that split second, find evidence of negligence, identify who should pay your damages, and negotiate for fair recognition of your losses.
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Attack Your Arlington Case
After an accident, you might feel trapped—by your injury, by your financial situation, by the frustrating process of getting compensation. Allow us to counteract that feeling.
When working with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, you are free from:
- Financial worries – Your case review costs nothing, we don’t charge extra fees, and you don’t pay for our services until we successfully resolve your case.
- Unwanted communication – We ensure you don’t have to talk to anyone you don’t want to.
- Everyday tasks – Leave it to us to do work like responding to emails or tracking down people related to your case.
- Mountains of paperwork – By filling out, reviewing, and filing documents for you, we give you back that time so you can spend it on your recovery.
Proving Someone Made an Unsafe Lane Change
Just because these accidents can happen fast doesn’t mean that your case will boil down to your word against theirs. Our Arlington personal injury lawyers can utilize evidence to prove the other driver was negligent, including:
- Your account
- Traffic camera footage
- Bystander testimony, photos, and video
- Police reports
- Photos from the scene
- Accident reconstruction
- Analysis by experts
Photos and video can provide different angles of the accident, while testimony can highlight details like whether someone signaled and the angle of impact. Our lane change motorcycle injury attorneys can connect with experts in reconstructing accidents, as well as other relevant authorities like mechanics or motorcycle specialists.
Even if no one witnessed your crash, and that stretch of road in Arlington didn’t have cameras, we can still work to construct a case. Don’t count yourself out before we’ve had a chance to investigate.
Hammering Out the Details with Liable Parties
Proving the other party’s negligence is just one step. We then work to negotiate a settlement, laying out terms that are fair to you. Our support for you in this area includes:
- Ensuring any relevant insurance policy coverage is honored
- Reviewing the terms of any offers and analyzing even the smallest fine print
- Detecting tricky wordy or manipulative tactics used by insurers
- Diverting calls, emails, and other communication from you so you aren’t hounded
Our lane change accident attorneys can represent you, whether this step involves negotiating with an insurance company, the negligent driver, or their legal representation.
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How Unsafe Lane Changes Injure Motorcyclists and Warrant Damages
A minor lane change collision with another car might leave the occupants unscathed. By contrast, colliding with a motorcycle could mean a more catastrophic outcome, like the motorcyclist losing control of their bike. Even avoiding an unsafe lane change could cause an accident. You may have swerved to avoid a driver who suddenly cut into your lane, only to hit another vehicle.
Put simply, motorcyclists have less protection. Even minor contact between a car or other vehicle and a motorcycle can cause injury to the rider, like:
- Lacerations and bruises
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you suffered any of these in a motorcycle crash due to an unsafe lane change, you deserve damages not only to treat the injuries but also to compensate you for related losses.
Protecting Your Past and Future
Your potential compensation may apply to both your current accident-related losses, as well as future losses. This means you can recover:
- Medical treatment, from initial emergency expenses to long-term care, equipment, and prescriptions.
- Rehabilitation costs, like physical therapy, mental health, and ongoing support.
- Lost income from missing work and opportunities during recovery and from reduced ability to earn.
- Pain and suffering for what you experienced during the accident and long-lasting physical and emotional scars.
Protecting a Loved One’s Legacy
Our Arlington wrongful death lawyers can represent your family member’s case if they lost their life in a motorcycle accident involving a driver’s risky lane change. We can help you sort through the legal ramifications of the loss and create a plan for recovering wrongful death damages to cover bills, funeral expenses, and income losses. We also seek recognition of their life, your relationship with them, and your family’s grief.
Can Sharing Fault Affect Your Damages in a Lane Change Motorcycle Accident?
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001, if you are less than 50 percent at fault for an accident, you can recover damages. However, you may see your compensation reduced by your level of fault. For instance, if you were speeding on your motorcycle when you were hit and deemed 25 percent at fault, you can recover damages, but that 25 percent will be deducted from your compensation.
Our attorneys can analyze your Arlington unsafe lane change case and determine who is at fault for the motorcycle accident.
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How Long Can You Wait to File for a Lane Change Accident in Arlington?
Don’t wait! Waiting can jeopardize your ability to recover damages through an insurance claim or suit. Make sure to report any accident to your insurer right away, though you can leave it to us to provide the statement and evidence.
For a lawsuit, the statute of limitations is generally two years, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. That doesn’t mean waiting two years to file a lawsuit. Instead, it means we use that time to research your accident’s circumstances and build toward a court case if necessary. Don’t waste that time.
Call Our Firm Now If You Were Hurt on a Bike by an Unsafe Lane Change
Motorcyclists are often unfairly maligned in accident scenarios, but just because you ride a motorcycle doesn’t mean you should always cede the right of way to other cars. Drivers who don’t look out for you when changing lanes are negligent.
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins today to get more information about your rights as an injured motorcyclist. We are available 24/7 to get started on your case with the help of our Arlington unsafe lane changes motorcycle accident lawyers.