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The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be frightening, intimidating, and all-around challenging. Your motorcycle may be damaged beyond repair, you may be suffering from serious injuries, and you may not be confident in how to obtain the compensation you deserve. Anderson Injury Lawyers has a track record of success. We’ve won millions of dollars for our clients over the years and have experience handling a wide array of cases, including fatal accidents, drunk driving wrecks, catastrophic injury crashes, and more. An accident is tragic enough, but we work to make sure the suffering ends there.
What You Should Do After a Dallas Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle wreck in Dallas, you should:
01 Call 911
You will want the Dallas Police Department or the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and emergency responders to arrive as quickly as possible to assist you or anyone else who is hurt.
02 Take Photos
Take photos and videos of the crash and surrounding property damage with your phone. Documenting your injuries and property damage will be useful to your claim.
03 Exchange Info
Ask for the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. You also can ask to see their driver’s license and insurance card and snap pictures of them.
04 Get Medical Help
If you’re injured, it is best to go to the emergency room (ER) for an exam. If you refuse an ambulance or do not go to the ER, then you should have your injuries checked out by a doctor as soon as possible.
05 Notify Your Insurer
You may need the benefits under your insurance policy. To do this, you need to notify your auto insurer of the accident as soon as possible.
06 Call a Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, Anderson Injury Lawyers is here to explain your options and help you pursue full and fair compensation.
Compensation in Motorcycle Injury Claims
Most injury claims are resolved through an insurance settlement. Having an attorney can ensure you’re paid in full and fairly for your medical bills, lost wages, damages, and pain and suffering.
We Won't Back Down
Insurers often look for ways to deny motorcycle accident claims or limit the compensation a motorcycle crash victim receives. At Anderson Injury Lawyers, if an insurance company isn’t cooperating, we move to file a lawsuit. This shows an adjuster we’re serious and pushes them to pay.
Damages You Could Recover
Whether we focus on going to trial for your motorcycle injury claim or in negotiating a fair settlement, we will strive to obtain the maximum compensation possible for your:
- Medical Costs
- Lost Wages
- Physical Pain
- Emotional Distress
- Physical Limitations
- Reduced Earning Potential
Motorcycle Accident Victim Wins $700,000 Settlement
$450,000 to Motorcycle Crash Victim After Hitting Debris in Highway
Injured Motorcyclist Receives $250,000 Settlement
Motorcycle Rider Gets $250,000 Settlement
$210,000 for Waco Motorcyclist Who Wrecked While Test-Driving Harley
More About Motorcycle Accidents
The Statute of Limitations
In Texas, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit. This may seem like enough time, but it can pass quickly after a crash.
We recommend speaking with an attorney as soon as you can. This ensures you benefit from a prompt investigation and never run up against the clock. If you need to file a lawsuit, we will do so before the deadline.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Dallas
When families come to us after losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we know they’re going through one of the hardest, lowest points in their lives. Fatal accidents are tragic, and we take our responsibility to survivors seriously.
When you contact Anderson Injury Lawyers about a loved one who was lost in a motorcycle wreck, it’s our duty to provide support, guidance, and reassurance as we pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent party. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, surviving family members can recover:
- Loss of your relative’s income
- Loss of future inheritance
- Loss of your relative’s services
- Loss of your relative’s support and love
- Loss of parental guidance
- Funeral and burial expenses paid by a family member
- Grief, emotional distress, and mental anguish
- Mental health care expenses
Comparative Negligence for Motorcycle Riders
There may be instances where both parties claim compensation, and you find yourself accused of contributing to the accident. Texas’ comparative negligence laws state that you can still receive compensation if you were 50% or less at fault.
However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault, which may be determined by an insurer, judge, or jury. If you are 51% or more at fault, you will be denied any compensation for your injuries or losses.
Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Any accident or injury could leave you feeling uncertain of what lies ahead. We’ll answer all your questions and concerns. For specific questions not answered below, contact our office.
Do I Have to Wear a Helmet in Texas?
Texas law requires that all motorcycle riders under 21 must wear a helmet. However, riders over 21 are not required to wear a helmet if they have adequate insurance and complete a motorcycle operator training course.
Could My Compensation Be Limited for Not Wearing a Helmet?
When you don’t wear a helmet, the risk of severe injury drastically increases. If you are legally required to wear a helmet, the court may find that you are partially to blame for your injuries. In that case, your compensation could be limited.
What if the Driver is Uninsured?
It’s illegal to drive without insurance in Texas. But if an uninsured motorist causes your accident, you will have to file with your own insurance company. You most likely have uninsured motorist coverage that covers your damages when the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance.
However, severe accidents may require more. In that case, you may need to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party to ensure you receive what you need.
If you suffered harm in an accident or any incident caused by negligence, contact Anderson Injury Lawyers right away. We offer individualized attention, over 25 years of experience, and everything you need to get everything you deserve.
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