If you or a loved one was injured while riding a motorcycle, you may have grounds to demand compensation from a negligent driver or another party. You can work with a Texas motorcycle accident lawyer from one of our law offices near you. We offer the first consultation for free, so you can tell us about your case and learn more about the legal process. From there, we’ll manage your case and keep you updated.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States in 2020. Additionally, four percent of occupant injuries stemmed from motorcycle accidents.
While helmet uses and alcohol impairment are two factors that influence motorcyclist death rates, anyone who rides a motorcycle and shares the road with larger vehicles remains vulnerable to injury and death should a collision occur.
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Types of Recoverable Damages You May Receive in a Motorcycle Accident Case
Motorcycle accident victims are vulnerable to catastrophic injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or paralysis from a spinal cord injury because they do not have a physical barrier to protect them from other vehicles or the road.
As such, if you survived a motorcycle accident, you may face damages that could qualify you for financial compensation. These damages may include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Property damage, such as motorcycle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or physical disfigurement, including scarring or burns
- Emotional distress
- Loss of income
- Reduced earning potential
- Future financial costs you may have to cover, such as for physical rehab after a surgical procedure
- Diminished quality of life
Our team will thoroughly investigate how your accident has affected your personal life. We will collect as much evidence as possible to estimate how much compensation we should pursue your damages.
Remember that other damages not listed may pertain to your case. For example, if you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may qualify to pursue wrongful death damages, which can include funeral service costs and loss of consortium.
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How a Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help You Build Your Case
Having a lawyer is more than having someone speak for you in court. Our legal team works together to build our clients’ cases, whether you decide to proceed with an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
If you decide to have us represent you, we will do the following:
- Begin investigating your motorcycle accident, which often begins with reviewing a copy of the official crash report or the accident scene, depending on when you call
- Gather evidence that can support your claims, such as video footage of the accident or eyewitness testimony
- Draft and fill out legal documents for your case and submit them within their legal filing windows
- Meet with the opposing party or their insurance company to negotiate an out-of-court settlement deal
- Respond to messages you receive from inquiring parties, such as insurance adjusters asking you for details about the accident or the other party’s attorney making a settlement offer
- Prepare your case for trial if necessary
During your free consultation, you can ask questions about working with a motorcycle accident attorney in Texas before hiring someone from our team. Additionally, if you have questions later on about your case, our team can provide legal counsel.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Affording a Lawyer When Working With Our Team
When you work with a motorcycle accident attorney from one of our law offices, you do not have to worry about attorney’s fees. We understand that many of our clients take legal measures because they’re facing financial hardships after a motorcycle accident, and we do not want to make that situation worse.
Instead, our law firm works on a contingency-fee-basis to allow clients to have legal representation without worrying about the cost of having a lawyer.
With a contingency fee agreement, we’ll agree to build your case and serve as your legal advocate in exchange for a small percentage of your compensation reward if we win your case. We will discuss this percentage in your first consultation so that you understand the terms of the agreement. We’ll collect our fee at the end of your case when you receive your reward, so you’ll never have to pay out of pocket.
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Texas Gives Motorcycle Accident Victims a Two-Year Window to Sue for Compensation
Texas has a short filing window for personal injury lawsuits, which can affect your motorcycle case. Per Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you generally have two years from your motorcycle accident to sue a negligent party for your injuries and damages. While some exceptions exist that might extend the statutory filing window, this legal rule is standard for most cases.
Two years may sound like a lot of time, but it does not account for how long investigating an accident case can take or whether other parties will cooperate in handing over evidence.
It is safer to file your lawsuit as soon as possible so that the opposing party understands you’re willing to go to court to settle your case fairly rather than risk missing your opportunity to do so, thus losing your chance at receiving compensation.
What Happens if You Don’t File Your Case on Time?
If you fail to submit your lawsuit within the state’s statute of limitations, a judge may dismiss your case. This may occur upon submission, during the review, or per the defendant’s request if they find out you filed your lawsuit past its statutory deadline.
When a case gets dismissed, this absolves the defendant of liability for damages. The plaintiff loses grounds to sue for compensation past their case deadline, meaning they will have to cover the cost of their damages on their own.
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If you or someone you love was severely injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas, our legal team wants to hear about your case. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we have offices throughout Texas. Wherever you’re located in the state, we can have a Texas motorcycle accident lawyer from our team serve you and represent you in your local municipal court.
Contact our law firm today to discuss your case with a team member. We can explain your options to demand compensation from a negligent party and get started on your case once you decide how to proceed. At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we’ve got the “Strong Arm” in court, and we’re ready to lend you a hand.
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