If your motorcycle accident injuries resulted from a negligent driver, our lawyer taking cases in Lubbock might help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, time missed from work, and your pain and suffering.
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we help victims of motorcycle accidents pursue the legal action necessary for their case. We offer free case evaluations and initial consultations. We operate on a contingency-fee basis for most cases. This means we collect no fee unless we win your case.
Ways Our Team Is Prepared to Help You
Your personal injury lawyer can come to you if you are too injured to come to us. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we prioritize customer service and client-focused representation.
We prepare each case for trial. Insurance companies and opposing lawyers know this. The other side might settle the case for a fair amount rather than go to court. Other things we can do are:
- Investigate how your accident occurred
- Visit the accident site to gather evidence
- Secure the accident report
- File paperwork
- Interview eyewitnesses and expert witnesses
- Advise you about your case
- Keep you updated throughout the case
- Protect your rights
- Make your case in court, if necessary
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair settlement
- Pay your court fees until you obtain an award
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Lubbock, call 800-777-7777
Losses That Could Qualify You for Compensation
Motorcycle accidents can change lives. You might have suffered any of the following:
The injuries you experienced may take weeks or months to heal. If you suffered a permanent injury, your need for medical care could continue throughout your lifetime.
Ongoing medical care is expensive, especially when it comes to catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries. The lifetime costs associated with such care can easily reach millions of dollars.
Your condition or injuries could prevent you from working. You could list lost paychecks, benefits, bonuses, and tips on your demand letter to the insurance company.
Lowered Future Earning Capacity
You might have to leave your job and take one that pays less because of your accident injuries. Perhaps the accident worsened pre-existing knee pain, and you can now only work part-time. You might even be unable to work at all. We can take a look at your options.
The insurance company should not ignore your pain and suffering (and any mental trauma the accident caused). We can help you pursue these losses. It can be difficult to assign value to them by yourself. However, we have helped other clients valuate their cases. We can do the same for you.
Your Lubbock accident could have damaged your motorcycle. The repair costs are a compensable loss. If you had to replace the motorcycle, your lawyer could consider this when calculating the value of your losses.
The medical bills and your inability to work can cause your family financial hardship. Let Loncar Lyon Jenkins get you on the path toward justice.
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We Could Help You Pursue Wrongful Death Damages
If the reckless actions of another person resulted in the death of your loved one, you might have legal options. Depending upon your relationship with the victim, you may qualify for a wrongful death case.
Losing a loved one who died doing what they enjoyed—riding their motorcycle—is upsetting. Learning that their death was most likely preventable had the other driver used care is infuriating.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports that, on average, there is one motorcyclist fatality on Texas roadways every day. Holding those accountable for their deadly actions will not replace your loved one; however, it may protect someone from the same danger.
Losses You Could Recover in This Situation
Costs such as your loved one’s final medical expenses and funeral are often part of an award in a wrongful death case. Other types of possible compensation include loss of income and loss of companionship.
These particular types of damages are often more difficult for juries to understand due to the lack of a specific value. A lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can present your case in a way that resonates with the value of your loss in a way that is easier to understand.
Your time of immense grief is no time to deal with the details of your loved one’s accident.
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Things to Remember About a Motorcycle Accident Case
Do not speak with insurance companies without legal representation. The insurer might take your words out of context. They do not want to pay out claims, as they lose money when they do so. Your lawyer can protect your right to fight for fair compensation.
Also, accepting a settlement without a lawyer present may prevent you from future civil action. This is concerning if your medical condition worsens. A personal injury lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can represent you in legal matters regarding your civil case.
When filing a lawsuit, you cannot waste time. While Texas law allows for civil litigation, Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 sets a strict deadline for filing your case. If you miss the deadline, you may lose your opportunity to pursue civil action forever.
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Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Liability
All drivers have a responsibility to share the road. When a negligent driver fails to use care, resulting in a crash that leaves you seriously injured, you deserve justice.
Your medical costs should not come from your personal finances.
Whether the driver was drunk, distracted, or otherwise negligent, they must face accountability for their actions. If a driver faces criminal charges for the accident, their criminal case has no bearing on any civil litigation.
How Your Accident Could Have Occurred
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), four major causes of motorcycle crashes are:
About 42 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles occur due to another vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way.
Approximately 40 percent of the area surrounding a vehicle contains blind spots. This leads to collisions with motorcycles when drivers fail to adjust their mirrors.
Failure to Judge Distance
About 41 percent of motorcycle accidents are due to drivers simply “failing to see” the motorcycle. This can be due to construction, terrain, or another obstruction.
Most motorcyclists downshift to slow down rather than brake. This action can confuse drivers who rely on brake lights as an indicator of slowing or stopping.
Other causes of motorcycle accidents that involve driver misconduct and negligence include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Driving while intoxicated (DWI)
- Drowsy driving
There is no way to predict the misconduct of other drivers. No matter how safely you operate your motorcycle, one action or inaction can affect you. A single distracted or drowsy driver in Lubbock can change your life forever. Your lawyer can help you return to a sense of normalcy after the accident, though.
Loncar Lyon Jenkins Represents Motorcycle Accident Victims
If you suffered serious motorcycle injuries or lost a close loved one due to a negligent driver, call in the Strong Arm—Loncar Lyon Jenkins.
We work mostly on a contingency-fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Contact us now for your free case evaluation regarding your motorcycle accident or car accident: (800) 777-7777.