Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If your loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident in Houston or anywhere in Texas, you need a lawyer who is a strong advocate when dealing with insurance adjusters and in the courtroom. The attorneys at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., are ready to assist you in pursuing your claim after a car accident involving your motorcycle. We regularly represent people who were injured while lawfully riding their motorcycles in accidents caused by aggressive or careless car and truck drivers. Motorcyclists have as much right to be on the road as anyone else. You have the right to personal injury protections. At the law firm of Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., you will talk to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who will assure your case gets the attention and compensation it deserves.
What should I do after a motorcycle accident crash?
- Get medical help. Your first concern after a motorcycle accident should be medical attention for your injuries. Bike accidents can cause multiple broken bones, painful road rash, brain injury and spinal cord injury. You do not want to delay seeking medical care as this can make your injuries worse and when you end up making a claim, the insurance company will say that the delay in care indicates the lack of an injury. As false as this argument may be for the insurance company to make, it happens all the time. Go and see your doctor!
- Don’t wait to make a claim. You need to make an insurance claim as soon as possible. While the statute of limitations is two years, the claims process should begin as soon as possible while accident reports, witness accounts and medical records are fresh. As soon as you are able after the accident, seek the advice of a board certified injury lawyer for advice on preserving evidence and witness testimony so that you will be able to receive the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of motorcycle Accidents in Texas
Many wrecks are caused by a car driver failing to see a motorcyclist because of its smaller size. This also often results from car drivers running red lights or speeding. Motorcycles are convenient to use in high-traffic situations because of their ability to weave in and out of traffic easily. This quickness that motorcycles display should be used with caution because it could be dangerous with other cars on the road. Much like the bias toward bicyclists being able to use the road, there is a likewise bias associated with motorcyclists. This can be seen in car drivers following too closely to a motorcyclist when he or she is occupying the fast lane, or any other part of the road. These biases should be recognized when involved in a motorcycle accident and evaluated to see if such a bias contributed to the accident. Should an accident like this happen to you or a loved one, it is important that you contact an accident attorney to discuss your case.
While a car accident can be devastating and cause life-threatening or long-term injuries, the chances of being seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident are even greater. In 2015, there were more than 88,000 motorcyclists injured in accidents in the U.S. There were 459 fatal motorcycle injuries in Texas that year.
Why the Right Injury Lawyers Matter
Personal injury from a motorcycle accident can range from minor injuries like broken bones to catastrophic injuries or disabling injuries, including loss of limbs to loss of life. Board-certified motorcycle accident lawyers are often contacted to help victims get the assistance they need to pay for medical bills or loss of life or limb, or to help them recuperate monies lost due to the loss of work. It is important that you consult with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer.