Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident and have questions? Check out these 4 motorcycle accident tips, then give our office in Texas a call.
1. After a Motorcycle Accident
I had a young man that came in yesterday who was involved in a horrible motorcycle accident. One of the questions he asked is what he should do. The first thing is to make sure that this accident got reported either to the local police department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, or the sheriff’s office, depending on where the accident happened. It’s also important to seek immediate medical attention. That means going to the local hospital so you can get examined and triaged. At the end of your hospital visit, you also need to follow up with your local medical doctor. This is important because, many times, you may have injuries that aren’t clearly visible right away, but your local medical provider will be able to do the necessary examinations to determine this.
It’s also important that you hire a lawyer who’s experienced in motorcycle accidents because there are different things that are going to need to be examined. For example, if you were wearing a helmet, there may be issues with the helmet. There may be issues with the motorcycle that you were driving. All these things are important to look at. If you have any questions, we are here to help.
2. Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are looking for the best attorney to handle your injury claim, there are four questions that you should ask when making this decision. The first question is if they are personal injury trial lawyers. The attorney for your motorcycle accident claim should not be handling divorces, bankruptcies, and criminal cases as well. Second, are they trial lawyers? At Garcia & Ochoa, we are lawyers that take cases and fight until the end. In other words, we go to court. We go to court in front of judge and jury. We litigate that case to get a verdict.
The next thing that you should ask that lawyer is about their successes. That lawyer should be able to talk to you about their past cases and show you their previous results. Lastly, you should ask the lawyer if they are board-certified. This means they have been bestowed the highest honor by the state of Texas and has specialized knowledge and experience in handling those cases. Only 3% of the lawyers in this state are recognized as board-certified in personal injury trial law. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call our office and we’ll answer them.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions? After reading our 4 motorcycle accident tips, contact our experienced Texas motorcycle accident attorneys at Garcia & Ochoa today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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