What Should You Do If You’re Involved in A Motorcycle Accident in Texas?

First, see a doctor or medical professional as this is essential for your health and as evidence if you seek compensation for your injuries. In 2017, more than 2,000 Texans were seriously injured in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can have lasting negative impacts on your physical, mental, and financial well-being. You should not have to pay for long-term health issues if someone else is at fault.

Ask a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Texas About Your Legal Options

Many of our motorcycle accident clients ask related questions to the ones you have:

  • Do you have to use your health insurance to pay for injuries caused by someone else?
  • How long do you have to file a lawsuit if you cannot settle with the insurance company?
  • Is it expensive to hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Texas?
  1. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will gladly answer these questions and others you may have. We work on a contingency fee basis only, which means that you do not pay attorney’s fees unless and until we are successful in recovering available compensation. You are invited to contact us for a free case evaluation.

You May Seek Compensation for Medical Bills and Other Expenses

We believe that you should not pay because another person is at fault. Our law firm will evaluate your motorcycle accident for potential compensation to cover costs from:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Property damage
  • Motorcycle repair or replacement
  • Reimbursement for alternative transportation
  • Pain and suffering

A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Texas Will Pursue Eligible Compensation for You

An attorney from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will first pursue possible compensation from the other party’s insurance coverage. We have recovered compensation for expenses like medical bills and lost wages through skillful negotiation. If this process is unsatisfactory, we can take your case to trial. Texas law allows a motorcycle accident victim in Texas two years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit.

You May Seek Compensation even if You Are Partially Responsible for the Accident

Under Texas law, you may seek compensation for accident-related expenses even if you contributed to the accident. This is known as a modified comparative negligence. If you are less than 51 percent at fault, you may seek compensation. You should know that your recoverable damages can be reduced by the same percentage as your degree of fault.

Here Is an Example of the 51 Percent Rule:

  • If you suffered $50,000 in damages but were ten percent responsible for the accident, your compensation is reduced by $5,000 or ten percent.

Texas Law Does Not Require Riders over 21 to Wear Helmets

It is legal for people over the age of 21 to drive or ride a motorcycle without a helmet. However, insurance companies for the party at-fault may try to use this to deny or reduce a claim. That is why you should speak with a member of our firm to fully understand your legal options. We suggest that you wait to talk to an attorney before accepting any insurance compensation or making a statement about the accident.

We Can also Help if Your Injuries Are the Result of a Faulty or Defective Part

  1. Miller & Associates, PLLC is a plaintiffs-only firm. This means we provide legal representation for clients harmed by someone else. Our firm can seek compensation for you whether you were injured by another driver, a defective part, or roadway hazards.

What Determines the Primary Party At Fault

To find the person who is mostly at fault for your motorcycle accident, our firm considers several factors:

  • The driver at fault had a duty of care to avoid the accident.
  • The driver at fault did not uphold this duty of care.
  • You were injured because of this breach in duty of care (also called negligence).
  • You suffered damages from your injuries.

You Pay Nothing Unless We Recover Compensation for Your Injuries

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing unless we are successful. Our fees are based on a percentage of your recovered compensation.

Call for a Free Case Evaluation

If you suffered physical, mental, or financial damages in a motorcycle accident in Texas, the law firm of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will seek the maximum compensation for which you may be eligible. Call (713) 850-8600 for a complimentary case evaluation.