You could have a right to pursue a financial recovery when one or more negligent parties cause an accident that injures you. The costs of your injuries and other accident-related losses can be the subject of a legal case against the responsible parties.
A Richardson motorcycle accident lawyer from our law firm can guide you through the complex process of recovering damages for your injuries.
Financial Awards in Motorcycle Accident Cases
Insurance companies often come to you with a low initial offer of settlement at the beginning of your case. They know that you are injured, have high medical bills, and may be unable to work. They hope to pay you a minimal amount and prevent you from seeking any further damages from them in the future.
Making a settlement decision, however, is critical to your family and your future. Some things to consider as you make this decision include:
- What medical treatment will I need in the future related to my injuries?
- Will I need ongoing home health or personal care due to my injuries?
- Will my injuries leave me with a permanent impairment?
- Can I return to my previous job or career?
- Will I be able to work at all after I recover from my injuries?
The amount of your recovery will depend largely on the severity and permanency of your injuries. You could claim damages for:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of future earnings
- Property damage to your motorcycle
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent scarring
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
Legal Representation After Your Motorcycle Accident
What We Can Do for You
When you are still in the initial stages of recovering from a severe motorcycle accident, you likely will meet to focus most of your efforts on yourself and your family. You may not have the time, energy, or ability to communicate with insurance companies. Our team can handle the details of a complex legal matter.
Our law firm can handle these tasks for you and relieve some of the stress as you and your family concentrate on your recovery. As your attorneys, we can:
- Investigate the facts that led to your case through police reports, witness statements, and other physical evidence from the accident scene
- Identify all potentially liable parties to your case
- Gather all available evidence to show the parties at fault for your accident
- Document your injuries and losses from the accident
- Negotiate with the insurance company to settle for your losses
- File a lawsuit to meet all relevant deadlines
How You Can Hire Us
Our team offers a free case evaluation at no cost or risk to you. If you determine to move forward with our lawyers, we will get started on your case right away. You pay nothing until you receive a financial recovery in your Richardson motorcycle accident case.
Potential Lawsuits When You Suffer Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident
Texas law allows people who suffer injuries in accidents to seek a financial recovery for their losses that stem from the negligence of others. Multiple parties may be liable for your injuries, depending on your situation.
Since there are strict deadlines for filing personal injury lawsuits, one of the first steps in the claims process is identifying all potentially liable parties.
Drivers of Motor Vehicles
Many injured motorcyclists can hold at least one other driver liable for causing the accident that led to their injuries. Any type of negligent, careless, or reckless behavior can lead to liability on the motorist’s part. In a multiple-vehicle accident, more than one driver could share fault. Drivers could be liable if they were:
- Driving drunk
- Recklessly driving
- Distracted while behind the wheel
Government Agencies or Entities
Sometimes, improper or poor road maintenance can lead to accidents that injure motorcyclists. In those cases, injured riders may file a claim against the federal, state, or local government agencies responsible for maintaining roadways. Special rules and deadlines may apply when you want to sue a government agency. So, getting prompt legal advice about your situation is important.
Motorcycle or Parts Manufacturers
Motorcyclists may become involved in accidents if their motorcycles malfunction or a defective part causes problems with the normal operations of their bikes. Companies that design, manufacture, or distribute motorcycles or motorcycle parts can be liable in these instances. A products liability claim allows you to hold companies liable for their defective products.
Deadlines to Know When You Have a Motorcycle Accident Case
All states have deadlines for filing different types of lawsuits in court. Under Texas law, you typically have two years from the date of your motorcycle accident to file your case in court. If you miss this deadline, you could lose your chance to hold any negligent parties responsible for causing your injuries.
Even if you file a lawsuit, you may still be able to resolve your case through a settlement with the insurance company. However, filing your lawsuit in court is often necessary to meet the filing deadline under state law. Getting legal advice at the outset in your case can help you ensure that you meet all relevant deadlines.
Our Law Firm Can Protect You From Potentially Intimidating Insurance Companies
All too often, injury victims make the mistake of trying to settle motorcycle accident claims with big insurance companies on their own. These insurance companies will try to take advantage and minimize any settlement that they offer you.
Your lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ can step in and work on your Richardson family’s behalf. We can tackle your entire motorcycle accident case. Our team could answer your questions about your case and whether lane splitting is legal in Texas.
Let Us Help You With Your Legal Claims After a Motorcycle Accident
Call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ today at (713) 850-8600 for your free case evaluation. Learn more about your rights and remedies following a motorcycle accident in which you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries.
We are here to help you navigate the legal system to get a financial recovery in your case. If your family member is too injured to contact a lawyer, you can take action on their behalf.