Did you or a loved one get hurt from a motorcycle accident? Check out these 3 motorcycle accident tips, call our Texas lawyers to get started.
1. Motorcycle Accident Injury Claims
I had a young man come in the other day who was involved in a horrible motorcycle accident. One of the questions that came up at the beginning of the initial interview was how is this accident different than automobile accidents. They are very different considering that you’re not going to have the typical protection in a motorcycle as you would in an automobile. The potential for a much more serious injury or death is much higher. It’s also different in the sense that there are things that need to be examined on a motorcycle. For instance, the type of helmet or safety equipment that was used, or if there was an issue with the motorcycle. All of this can be handled by an experienced lawyer who regularly handles motorcycle accidents. If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help.
2. Motorcycle Accident Settlement Timeline
A motorcycle accident case in the state of Texas generally will take anywhere from a year to 18 months to settle. Again, it varies on how badly you were hurt and how quickly you heal. Also, is the insurance company going to be reasonable and compensate you fairly? If they won’t compensate you fairly, then we have to file suit. If we file suit, then it’s dependent upon the court’s docket. In other words, how many cases are in front of us right now on the court’s calendar? There are often cases that have been in existence on the court’s system for two years. If you have any questions with regards to the length of time it may take your case to resolve, please give us a call.
3. Motorcycle Accident Claim Value
When determining the value of your motorcycle accident claim, the first thing that you’re going to look at is the extent of the injuries. Since you’re on a motorcycle and you don’t have the typical protections of being in a car, the chances are that the injuries are going to be significant. We need to determine what the full extent of the injuries are. The second thing that we’re going to look at is how and why did this motorcycle accident happen. Now, this is a complicated issue to look at. One of the things that we’re going to determine is, for instance, if the motorcycle driver was wearing a helmet. Were they wearing gloves? Were they wearing a leather jacket that may have prevented their injuries?
We also need to determine who the person was that hit them. Was it a car or a commercial truck? Should they have been able to see the motorcycle driver? Were their headlights on? Did the accident happen during the day or during the night?
You can see that this is a complex question. It’s important that you get somebody who’s experienced with motorcycle accidents to help determine this. The last thing that’s going to go into the value of the case is the amount of insurance that the defendant has. If you have any questions whatsoever, we are here to help. Please call us.
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