If you have made your way to this page, you probably have been hurt in a motorcycle accident. If this is the case, we want to express our sympathy. Being injured in a motorcycle accident can turn your life upside down. Motorcycles do not offer the best protection from impact and the injuries tend to be worse than an average auto accident, often ending in fatality. You may be drowning in medical bills, be unable to go back to work, and lose enjoyment of some of your daily life. That is why we encourage you to seek a personal injury claim to get the compensation you deserve. Our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help guide you through this case from beginning to end. You are a priority to us and we want to make sure that your rights to full and fair compensation are protected. After you read a bit about your case, please give our office a call to set up a free case evaluation.
Texas Motorcycle Accident Statute of Limitations
In Texas, you have two years from the date of your motorcycle accident to bring your claim to civil court. This is a hard deadline that you must abide by. If you are late, you will be barred from receiving compensation. We urge you to get to an attorney right away. The sooner you start your case, the more time you have to build a strong case. We will do everything in our power to get you the best possible result and the sooner you can call us, the sooner we can protect your evidence, and talk to your witnesses.
Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
As mentioned, motorcycle accidents have the potential to cause severe damages and injuries. These vehicles are harder to stop and have more blind spots. We often see very severe and often permanent injuries from people who have been involved in a car accident. The most common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- broken bones and fractured bones
- traumatic brain injury, concussion, or contusions
- spinal cord injury
- head, neck, or back injuries
- internal organ damage
- road burn
- scarring and disfigurement
Generally speaking, if you are more severely injured, you will be able to receive more compensation. In order to set yourself up to get this compensation, you need to start treatment on your injuries right away. Odds are these injuries are going to be very painful and hard to ignore, but you should never be tempted to try to shake off these suspected injuries. What may seem like a minor pain that doesn’t need treatment may turn into something serious that requires surgery and physical therapy. You should never risk worsening your condition. Also, you should never wait to see a doctor because this gap in treatment will be a reason for the motorcycle’s insurance company to reduce the amount of compensation they owe you or throw out your case altogether. They will try to say that you weren’t badly injured enough to need compensation or that your injuries were caused by something after your motorcycle accident.
Important First Steps after Your Accident
At the scene of the accident, there are a few things you should do right away. First, if you’re not taken away on an ambulance, you should take photos of the area and your injuries. This might include photos of both vehicles, tire marks on the road, and the debris left scattered around. You will want to get all contact information from the witnesses of the accident as their testimony can be very helpful for you when you pursue your case. You should also seek out the contact and insurance information from any and all vehicles involved in your accident. Do not leave the scene without this. You may have the police arrive on the scene to get a full report of the accident. We can get a copy of this report later on to help us out with your case. Lastly, this is something you should avoid doing. Never say to anyone that you are at fault for the accident. Avoid saying it was your fault because even if you think it was your fault in the moment, it might turn out to not be your fault at all. If anyone has on record that you owned up to causing the accident, even if you really didn’t, then you could be hurting your case.
Call Our Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
If you have been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to give our office a call to set up a free case evaluation with our skilled, experienced, and dedicated Texas motorcycle accident attorneys. You are our priority and we will treat you as such because you are not just a case number. Your injuries and damages are important to us. We are going to do everything we can to get you the best possible results. Please call us today and learn how we can help you.