McAllen Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycle accidents have the highest potential of any traffic accidents for causing injuries and fatalities. As riders are essentially out in the open in a collision, motorcyclist injuries tend to be severe and life altering. The medical bills riders accumulate from medical procedures, treatment and care their injuries require can be devastating if they do not recover fair compensation. Although the need for compensation is essential in personal injury claims involving motorcycle accidents, insurance companies often contest them aggressively. As a result, it is essential that injured riders work with an experienced McAllen motorcycle accident attorney who can fight aggressively to ensure that they do not go unfairly compensated.
Claim Difficulties for Motorcyclists
One of the most alarming difficulties for riders filing claims is that uncompassionate insurance companies work hard to pay them as little as possible. By capitalizing on the stereotypes associated with motorcycle riders, especially for those who ride high-powered sport bikes or custom cruisers, insurance companies may try to transfer some if not all of the fault for the accident on the rider's shoulders.
Even when a rider is in no way at fault for causing an accident, insurance companies may highlight the common associations of motorcycle accidents to unsafe speeds, unsafe lane changes, lane splitting and other dangerous driving practices in order to demonstrate that a rider may have contributed to causing the accident.
Motorcycle Accident Information
The following are subjects discussed on this website, regarding motorcycle accidents. Please feel free to review these, and you are always welcome to call our offices to discuss a specific accident with one of our legal professionals.
After a Motorcycle Accident
Even if you are an experienced and careful rider, you may find that a distracted driver or otherwise negligent motorist caused an accident you could not avoid. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, taking several steps at the scene and after can help you seek fair compensation for your injuries.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Speeding, texting while driving, drunk driving and the failure to yield the right of way are all potential causes of motorcycle accidents. Motorcyclists are also particularly susceptible to roadway hazards, such as potholes, and may be struck by careless motorists who did not see them until it was too late.
Investigating Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accident investigations are an important part of the legal counsel we at Stern Law Group provide for our clients. We need to determine exactly what caused an accident, based on physical evidence, witness testimony, police reports and other information, to establish fault and then seek justice on behalf of our client. We also may complete accident reconstructions to recreate the collision and see what sequence of events led to the accident.
Motorcycle Accident and Injury Stats
About 8 in 10 motorcyclists suffered injury in Texas motorcycle accidents in 2012, according to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation. 4,957 motorcyclists lost their lives and 93,000 were injured in traffic accidents across the U.S. in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Statistics such as these can help us get a clear picture of motorcycle accidents and the impact they have.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Road rash, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, broken bones and disfigurement – these are all injuries that a motorcyclist may experience in a collision. Because these have the potential to be severe, it is all the more important for injured riders to recover maximum compensation for medical care, lost earnings and more.
Recovering Fair Compensation
Through an insurance claim or lawsuit, a motorcycle accident victim may have the ability to recover money for the injuries he or she has experienced. This is referred to as financial compensation and may include money for economic losses like lost wages or medical expenses, as well as non-economic losses like pain and suffering or emotional trauma. Recovering fair compensation can make all the difference as a motorcyclist works to rebuild his or her life.
Ride Safe and Protect Yourself
Unfortunately, there is no way to guarantee that you will never be involved in a motorcycle accident (unless you never ride), but there are ways you can reduce the chances of a collision. Riding defensively, getting proper training and knowing your bike can help considerably, as can knowing what to do when and if an accident does occur.
Obtain Personal Injury Representation and Avoid Unfair Compensation
The unique complications motorcycle accident claims pose make strong legal representation a necessity. Whether you have been involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident caused by another driver or by poorly maintained roads, or if you have been involved in an accident with another vehicle, Stern Law Group is prepared to evaluate your case, determine your options and work vigorously on the best approach for your case.
Having served more than 30,000 clients throughout our years of practice, our legal team has worked on numerous motorcycle accident cases. We believe that nothing is more unfortunate than when injured riders receive compensation that doesn't cover the medical treatment their injuries require. If you want to avoid unfair compensation, you need competent representation. Contact a McAllen motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm today.