Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident in Texas? Are you struggling with painful, debilitating injuries? Are you stressed out and overwhelmed? You may be entitled to compensation if someone else is responsible for your crash.
Contact the Texas motorcycle accident lawyers at Lorenz & Lorenz, LLP to find out how we can help you fight for the money you need and deserve. Your first consultation is free, so call to discuss your case today.
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Why Should I Hire a Texas Personal Injury Lawyer After My Motorcycle Crash?
After an Austin motorcycle accident, it can take weeks, or even months, to get back on your feet. The last thing you need to do is worry about navigating a complicated legal injury case to recover money that you desperately need. Hiring an attorney can give you time to focus on your recovery. The decision to ask for help can also put you in the best position to get all of the money you deserve.
At Lorenz & Lorenz, our Texas personal injury lawyers have been fighting to protect motorcycle crash victims across the state for nearly two decades. We understand how important money can be after a traumatic accident. That’s why we’re here for you. You need and deserve compensation, and we’ll do everything we can to obtain a settlement offer or award on your behalf.
When you trust us to handle your motorcycle injury case, we’ll work hard to:
- Stand up to insurance companies if they try to deny or limit your payout
- Protect you if you’re blamed for your injuries or the crash
- Consult with experts to better understand the extent of your injuries and the value of your case, and
- Identify everyone who might be at fault and seek compensation from them all.
Our goal is to make the time after your accident as easy as possible for you. We’ll handle the complicated legal case because you deserve to concentrate on getting better. All you have to do is call us for help. It’s just that simple.
Who’s Liable For My Injuries After a Texas Motorcycle Accident?
In Texas, you might be able to hold multiple parties responsible for your motorcycle crash injuries. Under the state’s comparative negligence rules, anyone who contributes to an accident can be on the hook for the cost of injuries and damages. So, you may be able to recover compensation from anyone whose negligence contributed to your crash. This might include:
- Drivers of cars or trucks
- Other motorcyclists
- Uber or Lyft drivers
- Government agencies responsible for providing and maintaining safe roads, or
- Companies that manufactured defective or dangerous equipment.
You’ll want to make sure that you’re able to identify everyone who played even the slightest role in causing your crash and injuries. Our attorneys can carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident.
Our investigation can help us understand why the crash happened and determine who might be to blame. In turn, we will seek compensation from everyone who caused you harm.
What If I’m Blamed For My Texas Motorcycle Crash?
Don’t panic. You may still be able to recover some money for your injuries. Texas is a modified comparative fault state. You’re allowed to seek compensation as long as you’re not primarily responsible for the crash. The bar to recovery is 51 percent. Others involved in your accident must shoulder most of the blame.
If you are partly responsible, your damages will be reduced by your degree of fault. Let’s say you’re allocated 50 percent of the blame for your accident. Since you’re less than 51 percent to blame, you can seek money from other negligent parties. However, you’ll only be able to cover up to half of your damages. So, if you sustained $100,000 in damages, you can recover up to $50,000 because you were 50 percent responsible for the accident.
Hiring an attorney can be critical to protecting your financial recovery after an accident. The more fault you share, the less money you’ll be able to get. Our Texas personal injury lawyers will do everything we can to minimize your role in your accident. Call us today to discuss your case and learn more.
We’ll Fight to Get Money For All of Your Motorcycle Injuries
As a motorcyclist, you have very little to protect you in a crash. There’s no steel frame surrounding you to keep you safe. There are no airbags to soften the blow of a collision. You have your helmet, and maybe if you’re lucky, a motorcycle crash bar. As a result, you’re vulnerable to severe, and even fatal, injuries in a crash.
You can trust our legal team to aggressively pursue compensation for all of your Texas motorcycle accident injuries, including:
- Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Crushing injury
- Head injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Wrongful death, and more.
Call us to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment today. Can’t make it into the office to see us? Our attorneys can come to you. We’ll visit you at home, at work, or even at the hospital while you recover.
How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Texas?
Motorcycle accidents aren’t uncommon in Texas. The open roads, warm weather, and beautiful landscapes make it an attractive spot for motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, thousands of riders are injured and killed in crashes across the state every year.
In 2018, there were 7,863 reported motorcycle accidents in Texas. The majority of those crashes – more than 70 percent – happened in urban areas of the state, including cities like Austin, Waco, Temple, and Killeen. Nearly six percent of all motorcycle accidents in the state were fatal, resulting in 436 deaths. Another 80 percent of crashes resulted in an injury of some degree.
What Causes Texas Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents and injuries tend to happen when someone is negligent or careless. Many times, it’s other drivers on the road whose negligence put motorcyclists in harm’s way. Factors that tend to contribute to motorcycle crashes and injuries in Texas include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failing to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist
- Failing to look before changing lanes
- Making unsafe or illegal turns, and
- Riding too closely to a motorcyclist.
However, other drivers on the road aren’t always responsible for a motorcycle crash. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include lane splitting, tailgating, defective vehicles or equipment, hazardous road conditions, and limited visibility.
Motorcycle accident victims are also much more likely to get injured or killed in a crash if they’re not wearing a helmet. The CDC reports that many injuries and deaths could be avoided by simply wearing a safety helmet. In fact, it’s estimated that 802 lives could have been saved in 2016 had riders been wearing helmets when they were involved in a collision.
What Damages Can I Get If I’m Injured in a Texas Motorcycle Collision?
Our Texas personal injury attorneys understand how important money can be to you after a devastating motorcycle accident.
That’s why we’ll fight aggressively to obtain a financial settlement or award on your behalf. We’ll seek compensation for all of your damages, which might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills and expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact our law firm today to discuss your case. We’ll explain your options and answer any questions you have. You need money for your injuries, and we can help you fight to get every penny you deserve.
Call Our Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys For Help
You didn’t ask to get into an accident. Now you’re forced to deal with a painful injury and the emotional trauma of your crash. It’s easy to get stressed out as bills and financial demands increase. If someone else caused your accident, they should be responsible for your injuries. The attorneys at Lorenz & Lorenz will work tirelessly to get you the money you need and deserve.
Contact our Texas law office today to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review your case and explain your legal rights. If you want to file a motorcycle accident claim or lawsuit, we’ll do everything we can to obtain compensation on your behalf. You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, so call us to get started on your accident case today.