Motorcyclists are undoubtedly among the most vulnerable motorists on the road. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates1 that motorcyclists were five times more likely to be injured in crashes than the occupants of a passenger car.
Below, we have answered some of the questions frequently asked by our motorcycle collision clients. For specific information regarding your case, call our office today.
Will I be able to recover for my losses?
One of the first questions that many motorcycle wreck victims ask is whether they will be able to recover compensation for their losses when a driver choses to violate the rules of the road. Under Texas law,2 a person who is injured by the negligence of another person is generally entitled to damages. Examples of the kinds of negligence that often result in a motorcycle wreck include speeding, improper repair, distracted driving, and failure to properly maintain a roadway.
What kinds of damages can I seek?
In a typical motorcycle crash case, victims generally seek damages for the following types of losses:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Loss of future earning potential
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Do I need to retain an attorney?
While it not required for motorcycle crash to retain a lawyer, it is highly advisable to do so for a number of reasons. For one thing, a lawyer will ensure that you do not say or do anything that may inadvertently admit legal liability. Additionally, your lawyer will ensure that your legal rights a protected and that you receive an appropriate settlement offer. Finally, in the event that it becomes necessary to go to trial, your lawyer will file suit on your behalf and represent you in court.
Contact a Dallas motorcycle collision lawyer today to retain legal representation
Anyone that has been hurt in a motorcycle crash should have their case reviewed by an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of the experienced motorcycle collision lawyers of Clements & Clements, call our office today at 214-827-1122 or send us an email through our online contact form.