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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in the state of Texas, you should contact an experienced motorcycle crash attorney at our Law Firm immediately. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented clients in various auto accident and motorcycle accident cases and recovered the monetary compensation they deserve for their injuries. More on this webpage
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There were 5,014 motorcycle fatalities in the United States in 2019. Every year, approximately 50,000 motorcyclists receive injuries in motorcycle crashes. Many motorcyclists suffer serious injuries when involved in accidents because of the lack of protection that the motorcycle provides as compared to other types of vehicles. A majority of motorcycle-related fatalities occur when the victim suffers an injury to the head. Approximately 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in a fatality, compared to the approximate 20% injury/fatality rate of passenger vehicles.
In the state of Texas, the law allows riders who meet certain requirements the freedom to choose to wear a helmet or not. The law also states that any rider under the age of 21 must wear a helmet. The best idea is to always wear a helmet Motorcycle riders must obtain a Class M driver’s license to operate a motorcycle on a public highway in Texas. Applicants must be age 16 or older and have passed a Basic Motorcycle Operator Training Course approved by the Department of Public Safety. In addition, the Basic Riding Class is required for all new applicants for a motorcycle license regardless of age or riding experience. Students who are under 24 must have a valid Texas driver’s License or Learners Permit.
Some of the serious injuries and disabilities that may result from a motorcycle crash include amputation, broken bones, neck and back injury, paralysis, skull fracture, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. Inadequately maintained roads, bad weather conditions, negligent and reckless drivers, and poorly posted signs are just a few factors that place motorcyclists at risk for harm each day.
Our Law Firm is committed to protecting the rights of our motorcycle accident clients and recovering monetary compensation for their injuries, such as medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, motorcycle damage, and other accident-related costs. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle accident, you need the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call our office today for your free consultation. Our firm has been awarded the highest ranking a law firm can be awarded, signifying that the lawyers have reached the best heights of professional excellence and are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Why are Insurance Adjusters so Aggressive When Dealing With Motorcycle Accident Claims?
We’ve spoken of the “cultural popularity” when blaming those who operate “non-traditional” vehicles such as motorcycles for any and all accidents they are involved in. That bias makes many feel that motorcyclists should automatically accept this “high-risk” behavior as part of their lifestyle. Insurance companies warmly embrace that preconception as another excuse not to pay accident claims, which is the actual business insurance companies are in. The simple reason for this is that they are trying to save money. Accidents considered moderate by car standards often result in significant injuries for motorcyclists. This means the average motorcycle injury claim will cost the insurance company more than the average car accident injury claim. Insurance companies maximize profit by paying out as little money as possible. They assign these aggressive adjusters to battle motorcycle accident victims, forcing you to accept as little as they can get away with. In many cases, they will use tricks such as recorded statements against you in court or offer you a paltry payoff before the full extent of your injuries has been learned to reduce, or completely eliminate, the amount of rightful money that they have to pay you. Our clients have learned the best way to deal with sneaky insurance adjusters is to not deal with them at all: simply let us handle them. None of our clients talk with insurance adjusters. We care for that because adjusters cannot hang you with your innocent words when we do.
Our clients are family at our Law Office, and we empathize with your struggles. Contact us (toll-free) for a free consultation and learn how we can help you and your family fight for your legal rights.