The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) states that about 14% of all traffic fatalities involved motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are advised to wear helmets, which can lower their chance of dying in an accident by 37%.
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were 8,715,204 registered motorcycle owners in 2017. The percentage of motorcycle riders who had accidents in 2017 went down slightly from the previous year. However:
- 89,000 were involved in accidents that led to injuries
- 5,172 were involved in accidents that led to fatalities
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident or if a loved one passed away because of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to collect financial compensation from the at-fault driver.
YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RECOVER MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT DAMAGES
If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, your injuries may have steep medical costs. These medical expenses may involve emergency room care, hospital stays, assistive medical devices, and prescription medications. Should you pursue compensation, you may be able to recover damages, such as:
- Current and future lost wages
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Property damage or destruction
- Loss of companionship and society
- Loss of enjoyment of life
According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 41.001, you can receive compensation for these and other financial damages. Review your total accident and injury-related expenses with a member of our team to ensure an accurate monetary value is assigned to your claim for compensation.
PROVING THE CAUSE OF YOUR INJURIES
You might be eligible to receive financial awards after being injured in a motorcycle accident if you can prove the other driver who caused the accident was negligent. You must be able to prove the following legal elements in your claim:
- The at-fault driver owed you a duty of care
- They breached that duty and caused the accident
- The accident caused your physical injuries
- The accident caused your property damage
- Your injuries and property damage have a financial consequence
Your lawyer may help you prove the cause, effect, and financial impact of your injuries. They can also help you understand and comply with the statute of limitations in Texas.
TEXAS LIMITS THE TIME YOU CAN FILE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT
In every state in the United States, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to compel a negligent party to compensate you for the injuries they caused and the financial impact of those injuries. Each state also has a statute of limitations, which determines how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit.
According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you generally have two years from the date of the motorcycle accident to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If your lawsuit does not comply with the statute of limitations, it cannot be filed, and the at-fault driver will not have to pay your accident-related financial expenses and losses.
When a member of our legal team represents you in your pursuit of financial compensation, they can take appropriate measures to have your case filed on time. We can also help you build a strong case that demonstrates how the accident got caused, identifies the at-fault driver, and accurately assigns financial liability.
BUILDING A COMPREHENSIVE CASE
Your claim for compensation must be built on supporting evidence. Our team can help you compile the following documents and evidence that support your right to financial compensation:
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Employment records
- Witness statements
- Property repair bills
- Pictures of your injuries
- Official crash report
Let your lawyer know if you need assistance obtaining any of these items. Our team may use them to build a comprehensive compensation claim and fight for the financial recovery you may be entitled to receive.
PURSUE FINANCIAL RECOVERY FROM A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
While the percentage of motorcycle riders who have accidents every year has gone down, anyone could be a victim if someone is being negligent on the road. If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a client care team member right away.
With eight offices in Texas, our law firm serves clients who were injured by another person or loved ones who lost someone due to negligence. You do not have to fight for financial recovery on your own. Call in the Strong Arm when you are ready to seek financial compensation by calling the client intake team at Loncar Associates at (800) 777-7777.