Because of riders’ lack of protection, motorcycle accidents often cause severe injuries and are sometimes fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our Pearland motorcycle accident lawyer can help. To schedule a free consultation, call (844) 223-2271 or send us a message online today
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We are committed to helping injured motorcycle victims and their families rebuild their lives and will only charge legal fees if we win.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Recovery from a serious motorcycle accident can take an extensive amount of time and medical care. Compensation from an insurance claim can make it possible for you to obtain the medical care you need to heal without the stress of wondering how you will pay for it. However, insurance companies typically refuse to pay fair compensation to injured riders, and adjusters often mislead or pressure victims into accepting a smaller settlement than they deserve. A Pearland motorcycle accident attorney will know how to deal with insurers and negotiate a settlement that fully covers your losses. They have the resources to ensure your claim is backed by the solid evidence you need to hold the at-fault party responsible.
How Liability is Determined in a Motorcycle Accident
Although drivers of passenger vehicles are most often to blame for motorcycle accidents, there must be evidence of their negligence to prove liability. The types of evidence that may help you hold another party accountable can include:
Photos of the scene, the surrounding area, damage to the vehicles, and of your injuries
Video surveillance footage of the accident, if available
Toxicology reports of the other driver(s)
Cell phone records
Your medical records
Physical evidence from the motorcycle
Your motorcycle’s maintenance records
Testimony from an accident reconstruction expert
When an insurer or a jury determines liability, a percentage of fault will be assigned to each party that contributed to the motorcycle accident. Under Texas’s rule of modified comparative negligence, each party’s compensation will be reduced by their fault percentage. For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but found 30% at fault, you will recover 70% of your award or $70,000. However, Texas has an additional stipulation that bars a party from recovering compensation if they are found over 50% at fault for a motorcycle accident. This is known as the state’s 51% bar rule.
What Types of Compensation Can I Recover after a Motorcycle Accident?
There are many types of compensation potentially available in a motorcycle accident case, including:
Medical Expenses: Current and future medical costs.
Lost Wages: Current and future lost income while recovering.
Disability: Compensation to accommodate any disability (such as paralysis) as a result of the crash.
Property Damage: An accident will often destroy a motorcycle.
Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical and mental pain, including emotional distress.
Loss of Consortium: Compensation for a spouse’s loss of companionship and affection when applicable.
Wrongful Death: If a motorcycle accident results in a fatality, surviving family members can pursue a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for any related medical expenses, burial and funeral costs, and more.
Speak to an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Pearland
Contact Ramsey Law Group if you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Our Pearland personal injury lawyers will protect your rights and demand the total and fair compensation that you deserve. Call (844) 223-2271 or email us online to schedule your free consultation today.