Getting involved in a motorcycle accident can cause debilitating injuries and upend your life. If you were injured in a Houston-area motorcycle accident or your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, a lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins may assist you in seeking justice.
A Conversation with Our Legal Team Could Be in Your Best Interest
A member of our team may be able to answer some of your questions during an initial consultation. We may be able to respond to others should you choose one of our lawyers as your representative.
Motorcycle accidents may breed uncertainty, leading to questions such as:
Who is at Fault for the Accident?
It’s commonplace for the other motorist to be at fault for the motorcycle accident. However, the city government might have been negligent if they failed to clean up debris on the road or warn road users about street hazards.
If a mechanic or parts manufacturer installed the wrong part of a defective fault, we can search for evidence to prove they didn’t follow company procedures.
Am I Responsible at All for the Accident?
Depending on the facts of your case, you might hold fault for the accident. However, you can still collect damages as long as you are no more than 50 percent to blame for the accident, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.001. Keep in mind that your total damages would be reduced by your portion of fault.
What are My Total Losses?
Because each case comes with its own circumstances, there is no way to say what your case is worth right away. Your lawyer will review your case and see how the accident has impacted your life physically, emotionally, and financially. From there, we can value your damages so we can pursue compensation for your injuries and losses.
Will Insurance Pay for My Losses?
After we have calculated your losses, we will request a settlement amount from the other party’s insurance company. If they come back with an offer that will not sufficiently compensate you, we will negotiate with them until we find common ground.
We can typically settle without going to court, but we can take your case to trial if we can’t come to an agreement.
Is a Lawsuit an Option for Pursuing Non-Insurance Compensation?
Yes, we can file a lawsuit if we can’t settle with the insurance company. However, we have to follow the statute of limitations that Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 imposes. We have about two years to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Make sure you call us quickly so we can get started. If we are too late to file, you might be barred from seeking a financial recovery.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Houston, call 800-777-7777
Whether or Not You Can Afford to Hire One of Our Lawyers
When you call our firm, we offer a free consultation to hear your side of the story, as well as answer your question regarding the legal process.
Once we decide to work together, we agree on a percentage our lawyers will take from your financial outcome for their services. That way, there will be no surprise fees at any point in your case.
With this payment arrangement, there will be no upfront or out-of-pocket costs involved. You have nothing to lose when you hire Loncar Lyon Jenkins.
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Working with a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer on our Team Serving Houston
When you choose to move forward with a lawyer by your side, you can expect them to:
- Conduct extensive research into how your accident occurred, including who may have acted in a way that caused your accident and subsequent injuries
- Draft the initial paperwork to file your lawsuit, which will lead to notifying the defendants of the legal action against them
- Calculate your losses and request fair compensation as the stated goal of your lawsuit
- Handle communication with the other party’s insurance company and legal representatives
- Conduct all legal affairs necessary to move your lawsuit to a judgment or settlement
- Represent you in settlement negotiations or at trial—whichever your case dictates
- File paperwork in accordance with all state-enforced deadlines
- Defend your rights
If your lawyer secures a settlement or shows a jury that you are a victim of negligence who has suffered identifiable losses, you could receive compensation in return for:
- Healthcare costs related to your motorcycle accidents: If your injuries required surgery, pain medication, hospitalization, medical devices, or continued check-ups
- Lost pay due to your injuries: If you couldn’t get your tips, paid vacation, bonuses, hourly rate, etc.
- Future lost earning power: If you are unable to return to your past work or continue to work at all
- Repair or replacement of your motorcycle: If your motorcycle was damaged or totaled
- Pain and suffering: If your injuries cause you debilitating pain
- Mental anguish: If your injuries took a toll on your mental health
- Disability: If you are temporarily or permanently unable to function as you did prior to the accident
- Scarring and disfigurement: If there are any changes in your mobility or appearance
If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, you could collect compensation related to their funeral costs, projected income, and loss of their presence.
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Motorcyclists Lack the Protections of Other Motorists
Most motorcyclists generally understand that they experience risks other motorists do not, and they may take precautions to protect themselves from danger. These precautions may include:
- Wearing a helmet
- Wearing safety gear on their upper and lower body
- Driving in a cautious manner
- Refraining from dangerous driving behaviors
Even when motorcyclists take every possible precaution, they can be injured by a careless or reckless motorist.
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How Motorists May Place Motorcyclists at Risk
Motorist negligence may occur when a motorcyclist takes reasonable precautions with their safety in mind yet suffers an injury anyway. While any driver could become a victim of an accident that is not their fault, motorcyclists may face greater potential consequences arising from such accidents.
Some of the driving behaviors that could put motorcyclists (as well as other motorists and pedestrians) at risk are:
- Driving under the influence of prescription drugs, illicit drugs, alcohol, or a combination of intoxicants
- Being willfully distracted while driving, which remains a major problem on Texas’ roads despite the Texas Department of Transportation’s efforts to combat distracted driving
- Taking risks on the road, which may include speeding, merging between vehicles with little clearance, tailgating, and turning into rapidly approaching traffic
- Being generally unaware of surroundings, which may include failure to monitor blind spots thoroughly
- Moving violations like running red lights or ignoring road signs
These behaviors are risky for any driver, both with regards to their own safety and the safety of other motorists. For motorcyclists who are the victims of these types of negligent driving behaviors, the price could be their life.
Call Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today to Start Your Free Case Review
Call in the Strong Arm for legal advice and service – should you choose to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit. A Houston motorcycle accident lawyer with our firm could be of assistance to you during a difficult time, so reach out to Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (800) 777-7777 for a free consultation.
Because we work on a contingency-fee basis, you will not pay us unless and until we secure a financial award on your behalf.