Riding a motorcycle can come with both freedom and risk. After an accident, you have the same rights as other motorists to pursue compensation against a negligent driver. Just ask the Strong Arm at Loncar Lyon Jenkins.
With the help of an Irving motorcycle accident lawyer with our firm, it is possible that your bills could be covered through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
Types of Compensation You Can Seek
You can seek compensation in many forms of medical bills. Many expenses related to the injury could be defrayed by compensation. That could include:
- ER or urgent care visits
- Diagnostic tests
- Prescription medication
- Walking aids
- Physical therapy
- Dental care
- Chiropractic care
Because lower extremity injuries are common for motorcycle accidents, you may need crutches or a wheelchair. These costs could be included in your compensation. If you sustained dental or facial injuries, surgeries and dental care could also be included. Don’t worry if you don’t know what treatments you may need later on—we can evaluate how your injuries will affect you in the future and calculate accordingly.
Financial and Emotional Burdens
Whether in the short-term or long-term, motorcycle accident injuries could affect when you can work, how you can do your job, and even how you feel about yourself. These types of compensation can therefore be a part of your case value:
- Income lost during recovery
- Diminished earning capacity
- Occupational therapy
- Mental health services
- Pain and suffering
Tell your doctors and us not just what you’re feeling in your body, but also what you’re feeling psychologically and financially. Those areas can hurt too.
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Grounds for a Motorcycle Accident Claim
The risk of suffering a devastating accident can be very high for motorcyclists, as a motorcycle design leaves a rider exposed. These accidents also have a high risk of fatality.
Injuries caused by a negligent driver can be grounds for a claim or lawsuit. Injuries that are especially common in motorcycle accidents include lower-extremity injuries, while head injuries are a common cause of fatal accidents.
Some other common conditions sustained by motorcyclists for which you may be eligible for compensation include:
- Road rash
- Bone breaks
- Neck and spine injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Lost limbs
- Internal injuries
Even if you suffered supposedly minor injuries–such as bruises and lacerations–you may still suffer from secondary conditions as a result, such as infection, scarring, or internal bleeding. Regardless, if someone else caused you pain, you may be able to hold them liable.
Pursuing Damages After Losing a Loved One
Because motorcycle accidents commonly result in fatalities, many motorcycle accident victims never have a chance to speak for themselves through personal injury claims. Instead, loved ones can speak for them with a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death lawsuits can not only compensate you for your financial losses during this difficult time but can also attempt to compensate you for what that loss represents. That means you could receive damages to help with:
- Remaining medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of income and support
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
We can help determine what income and other support you would have received from the deceased had the responsible party not caused the accident. A wrongful death claim can be filed by relatives, such as a surviving spouse or children. If you are an unmarried partner or other loved one, our team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help determine if and how you can pursue compensation for your loss.
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Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
Taking up more space on the road does not entitle larger vehicles to more rights. In fact, they have their own obligation to avoid harming others, including motorcyclists. When they do not uphold that obligation, they may be considered negligent—and negligence is the basis for a personal injury case.
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by any driver’s inattention or poor decisions. Some common examples of negligent driving are:
- Aggressive driving
- Sudden lane changes
- Failure to yield
- Drunk or distracted driving
- Following too closely
Notice that some of these are not necessarily illegal actions. For instance, a car driver can think they are leaving enough space when following a motorcycle, only to rear-end the motorcyclist after a sudden stop. Even without a traffic citation, that driver can still be held responsible for their poor decision if it caused injuries. Your personal injury case relies on negligence, not criminality.
Defective Designs or Parts Qualify as Negligence
Negligence refers not only to behavior on the road but also to human errors in the creation of the vehicle itself. The culprit in your accident may have been a defective part.
You could hold certain parties responsible for:
- Design flaws
- Tire defects
- Equipment malfunctions
- Fumes and leaks
- Installation mistakes
- Maintenance errors
Determining who to hold accountable is our job. One of our Irving motorcycle accident lawyers can work to pinpoint where in the supply chain the mistake may have been made.
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Keep Texas’ Statute of Limitations in Mind
You must file your personal injury or wrongful death suit within the statute of limitations. That is the time limit you have to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries and expenses.
For both personal injury and wrongful death, the window to file is two years, dating from the time the injury or death occurred, according to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003. This allows you time to recover and allows us time to understand your expenses, which can help us value your case.
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You have rights – to pursue compensation and to speak up for your loved ones. If you were injured or suffered the loss of a family member, an Irving motorcycle accident lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins wants to know. Call in the Strong Arm.
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