Although the use of motorcycles is considered to be among the most convenient modes of transport, it has its own fair share of shortcomings. Motorcyclists and pillion passengers are often exposed to dangers that would otherwise pose a risk to their safety. The lack of proper safety and protective gear makes it very possible for them to suffer serious injuries. Even if the rider is wearing a helmet, this does not prevent them from suffering other serious harm such as broken bones.
Sadly, many motorbike accidents are catastrophic. Victims either lose their lives or suffer permanent and disabling injuries. What follows is a heavy financial and emotional burden, not only for the victim but also their family and friends. Very often, treating injuries related to motorcycle accidents requires huge finances. But when one loses his or her job, this can become an even more difficult endeavor. Fortunately, a Baytown motorcycle accident lawyer can help.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another party, you may qualify for compensation. To do so, you must file a claim against the party liable for the accident. This is a daunting task for many victims, especially when one’s attention is on seeking treatment for injuries suffered. As a result, a majority of them give up on the legal process, throwing away thousands of dollars in compensation. You shouldn’t have to lose everything just because you’re not available to follow up with your case. Our Baytown personal injury attorneys will attend court sessions and litigate your case against the proper Defendants, even in your absence.
For a motorcycle accident to be settled, both the claimant and the defendant must reach an agreement. As expected, defendants and their insurance companies are never in the business of admitting fault, even when it’s clear that their actions exposed you to harm. They will run in circles just to avoid settling your case for full justice. Based on our professional experience, many insurance companies may act in bad faith by denying liability or offering very low amounts to the plaintiff’s clear injury claims. And given that self-representing victims lack the legal know-how and resources to challenge them, many rightful settlement demands end up denied.
Fortunately, a Baytown lawyer can be of great service to your motorbike collision case. With our vast experience and skills in negotiating fair settlements with insurance companies, we can help you recover damages without necessarily having to go to trial. It’s our mission to offer you fast and maximum compensation. Therefore, we address all avenues possible before going to court, while ensuring that the true value of your claim is not compromised.
Our teams of aggressive and dedicated attorneys understand the do’s and don’ts when it comes to personal injury cases that go to trial. We also know how different laws and regulations apply to specific cases, and the important role played by expert witnesses in determining liability and proving your damages. Additionally, we are aware that time is of the essence, and any delays may affect your case. For these reasons, we endeavor to work on your case timely to ensure that the statute of limitations does not lapse before filing your lawsuit.
Even if you were partially at fault for your own injuries, it doesn’t mean that you will be denied compensation. For example, if you were not wearing a helmet when the accident occurs, your claim will still be valid, since the defendant owed you a duty of care regardless of whether you had a helmet or not. Baytown and all of Texas uses comparative fault, meaning that you will be settled as long as you can prove that the defendant was at least 51% at fault for the accident. A skilled lawyer can help you fight for the maximum amount of compensation in your motorcycle accident claim.
Damages available in a motorcycle accident case are directly related to the losses you suffer due to the accident. For this reason, it’s in your best interests that you document every penny spent addressing issues related to your injuries. Some of the damages you stand to recover in a motorbike accident case include:
A dedicated lawyer can work with you to calculate the value of your economic and non-economic damages after a motorcycle crash.
Filing a motorbike accident claim may seem to be an easy affair. But contrary to this belief, navigating through the numerous legal requirements often requires the input of a skilled Baytown motorcycle accident lawyer. To retain the best lawyers from Lone Star Injury Attorneys, call us today.