Motorcycle drivers and passengers are vulnerable to serious injury and death when involved in an accident with another vehicle. 

Motorcyclists who are injured in an accident often face severe injuries that prevent them from working but require extensive medical treatment. Families who lose a loved one in an accident may be left without an income. 

If you were injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and more. A motorcycle accident lawyer serving Lewisville could help you recover damages.

Who Is at Fault in a Motorcycle Accident?

Every driver on the road, whether driving a motorcycle, car, or truck, owes a duty of care to other drivers and pedestrians. This duty of care requires them to drive safely, follow traffic laws, and not put others at risk of harm. Anyone who breaches this duty and causes an accident can be held liable for it.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcycles are less visible than larger vehicles, many accidents occur because the vehicle driver simply did not see the motorcycle. Our team can find proof if you or a family member suffered a commercial vehicle collision while riding your motorcycle. 

Some of the most common ways that other drivers cause motorcycle accidents include:

  • Turning left 
  • Speeding
  • Changing lanes
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on the phone while driving

Some of the most common ways motorcyclists cause accidents include:

  • Splitting lanes, which occurs when motorcyclists drive in between two lanes of traffic
  • Driving while intoxicated 

While the police and insurance companies will both investigate your motorcycle accident, your personal injury lawyer will independently investigate it to determine who was at fault. You might have hit a negligent motorcycle rider while driving your car. Our team can answer your questions about lane splitting in Texas and whether the rider should have worn a helmet.

Recoverable Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Case

If you were hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:

Economic Damages

Economic damages repay you for expenses directly related to your accident, such as:

  • Medical bills for emergency treatment, ambulance bills, diagnostic imaging, surgeries, follow-up appointments, and more
  • Future medical care if you need ongoing therapy, future surgeries, or other treatments
  • Property damage for the replacement or repair of your motorcycle 
  • Lost wages if you must take unpaid time off work to recover

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages repay you for a reduced quality of life caused by the accident. You may be able to recover non-economic damages if:

  • You lost a limb or became permanently disabled or disfigured.
  • You suffer from chronic pain.
  • You lost the ability to take part in hobbies or activities you once enjoyed.
  • You are anxious, depressed, or have developed other mental health conditions.

Damages for Wrongful Death Cases

If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you might be entitled to damages for:

  • Lost earning capacity for the income your loved one would have contributed
  • Loss of inheritance for the wealth your family member would have saved and left to his family
  • Loss of service for household chores, maintenance, and childcare your loved one would have provided
  • Loss of love, companionship, comfort, and society experienced by the surviving family members
  • Mental pain and anguish suffered by the surviving family members

What to Expect When You Work With a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you work with a motorcycle accident lawyer with D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, you can expect personalized attention and accessible legal help. Here are some ways we can help Lewisville accident victims:

  • Investigate who caused the accident: Your lawyer will collect evidence such as pictures of the scene, traffic camera footage, police reports, cell phone records, and toxicology reports to determine who was at fault.
  • Estimate the value of your damages: Your lawyer will use your medical bills and records, past wage statements, motorcycle repair or replacement bills, and more to determine how much your damages are worth.
  • File an insurance claim: Your lawyer will file a claim and submit supporting documents.
  • Negotiate a settlement: Your lawyer will use his estimate of your damages as a starting point for obtaining a fair settlement.
  • File a lawsuit: If negotiations fail, your lawyer will seek damages in court.

We Have Helped Many Personal Injury Victims Recover Damages

Our team has one goal: to get you the financial recovery you need when another person’s negligent behavior has hurt you. We fight for our clients and have helped them move forward after motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and more. 

Here’s what our client testimonials say about us:

  • “Excellent work, I would definitely use D.A. Miller & Associates again.” Anonymous client
  • “…From day one they reassured me that everything was going to be fine… I was always able to count on D. Miller & Associates for help. These guys told me everything was going to be ok and now… everything is GREAT! …Thank you All!” Chanonah M.
  • “…The case was about me, not [my lawyer]. I appreciated that and that is why we were successful.” Anonymous client

File a Lawsuit Before Texas’s Deadline to Protect Your Claim to Damages

Texas law limits how much time you have to sue the party that caused your motorcycle accident. You usually have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for personal injury. 

Generally, you also have two years from the date your loved one passed to file a lawsuit for wrongful death. If you wait too long, you forfeit your right to sue. Your lawyer will help you meet these and other important legal deadlines.

D. Miller & Associates, PLLC Is Ready to Take On Your Motorcycle Accident Case

Your lawyer may be able to help you recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more if you were injured or lost a loved one in a Lewisville motorcycle accident. 

The Carrollton Leader reported in June 2021 about a motorcycle accident that took the life of a Lewisville resident. Too many of these collisions occur with no justice. We want to aid your family in holding the negligent party accountable. For a free, no-obligation case consultation, call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC today.