You may be able to pursue financial recovery from the negligent parties who caused a motorcycle accident in which you were injured. You may be able to get damages for your injuries and injury-related losses, such as payment of medical bills and lost wages.
A McKinney motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm can help you navigate the insurance claims process and seek a recovery for your losses.
Can I Recover Damages After Suffering Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
You can recover damages after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident if another party was at fault for causing your accident. Injury victims who wish to get damages from another driver after a motorcycle wreck generally must prove that the other driver was negligent in causing the accident that led to their injuries. They also must show that if the negligence of the driver had not occurred, then they would not be injured.
Injured parties can seek recovery for both economic and non-economic damages after a motorcycle accident. You may be able to claim damages for:
- Medical expenses, surgical bills, and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages or income if your injuries make you unable to work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Injuries can be costly, but you may be able to hold those parties accountable. A personal injury claim is the first step toward making negligent parties responsible for their actions in injuring you.
What Can Our Law Firm Do To Help You After a Motorcycle Accident?
Our law firm has been working since 2002 to get injury victims the financial recovery that they need following all types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents. We know what it takes to prove your injury case and obtain a financial recovery after an accident. You also can rely on us to answer your questions throughout every stage of your legal proceedings.
Dealing with insurance companies can be very difficult. They may deny or undervalue your claim. The primary interest of all insurance companies is to make money, not to pay you for your losses. We can negotiate with the insurance companies for you and work toward a settlement in your case.
A McKinney motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm can help you through what is likely to be a challenging time in your life. Even if you do not have insurance, we can ensure that you get medical care. We can gather evidence to support your claim and document your injuries.
Can I Afford a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
We offer a free case evaluation to all prospective clients and their families. You pay us nothing up front to get started on your case. You also pay nothing until you receive a financial recovery for your claim.
A free consultation ensures that you get legal advice at no cost to you.
When Must I File My Motorcycle Accident Case in Court?
Texas law places strict time limits on how long you have to file a personal injury case in court after a motorcycle accident. Under Texas Civil Practice Remedies Code § 16.003, you generally have two years from the date of your accident to file your case in court. However, some exceptions to this general rule do exist.
You should consult a lawyer from our firm promptly after your accident to find out how long you have to file a case. Otherwise, you risk missing the deadline or statute of limitations to file your case in court. Missing this deadline can result in you being unable to pursue any financial recovery for your injuries.
Who Is Responsible for the Costs of My Injuries?
In a motorcycle accident, multiple parties may share liability. The following parties could include:
A Negligent Driver
A motorcycle accident that results from a collision with another motor vehicle could result in the other driver being liable for the costs of your injuries if that driver caused the accident.
Speeding, disregarding traffic signals, and driving while intoxicated all may be evidence of negligence on the part of the driver. Furthermore, if the driver was working at the time of the accident, the employer for that driver may be responsible for the costs of your injuries.
A Negligent Government Entity
Governmental entities, like cities or states, also may be liable for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident if the accident resulted from a road design or defect. Unremedied problems with the road, such as potholes, excess gravel, a lack of signage, and other dangers may also contribute to motorcycle accidents.
Liability in these types of accidents may be attributable to the government agency in charge of identifying and fixing road hazards.
A Negligent Manufacturer
Motorcycles and motorcycle parts also may cause accidents in some cases. Defective or faulty parts can lead to wrecks causing property damage and injuries. These cases may involve claims against motorcycle parts manufacturers.
What Should I Do if the Insurance Company for the At-Fault Party Contacts Me?
You likely will hear from the insurance company for the at-fault party soon after your accident. Insurance adjusters often contact injury victims quickly to express concern and offer you an immediate settlement. However, this settlement is often unfairly low and fails to consider all your losses from the accident, including some that you may not know about for some time.
You should know that nothing requires that you answer questions or even talk to an insurance company representative. This person is never looking out for your best interests. You have the option to work with a lawyer from our firm before talking with the insurance company.
Get Your Questions Answered About Your Case
You might be able to hold one or more parties liable if a motorcycle accident leaves you with severe injuries in McKinney. A motorcycle accident lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC can determine whether you have a legal claim against any other party. We can pursue financial recovery from those who are responsible for your accident and resulting injuries.
Learn more about how we can help in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident. Call our law firm at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation today.
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