Motorcycle accidents often cause life-changing injuries. Unlike a car, a motorcycle is not fitted with a metal shell, a seatbelt, or airbags, leaving the rider less-protected than a car passenger or driver. A rider who is struck by a car may be thrown from the motorcycle and may suffer head trauma, broken bones, back and neck injuries, paralysis, and lost limbs.
If you experienced a motorcycle crash, you might have spent quite a bit of time in the hospital and might have even undergone surgeries. After your hospital stay, you might now be receiving physical therapy or chiropractic treatments to aid your ongoing recovery. The cost of these treatments can cause significant financial strain. If you believe another driver was at fault for your accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.
A San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer might be able to help. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has sought justice for people all over the United States who were hurt in motor vehicle crashes. We could be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who hit you or another individual who was responsible for the collision. Call our office at (800) 924-3113 to speak with a member of our staff.
Consequences of a Motorcycle Accident
Often, severe motorcycle accidents leave riders with disabilities or other lifelong injuries. These injuries can temporarily or permanently prevent you from returning to work or finding a new job, especially if your line of work is physically demanding. This can add to the financial strain caused by mounting medical and property damage costs caused by the accident. Throughout the recovery process, you might also feel mentally and emotionally strained.
The good news is that, through a civil suit, you can seek restitution for both economic and non-economic damages inflicted on you by the actions of a careless driver. You might be able to recover money spent on medical care, ongoing therapy, and property damage as well as financial awards to make up for any pain and suffering you have felt throughout the process. Contact a San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer to learn more about how you can pursue this compensation.
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Determining Liability for the Accident
The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, might be able to investigate to determine who was responsible for the collision that injured you. We may begin by reviewing the police report to understand the basic facts and to find out if anyone was given a ticket or a warning for violating a traffic law. If you, the other driver, and any passengers or witnesses gave conflicting accounts of the events leading up to the crash, we could investigate to gather more information. We may interview those people ourselves and review footage from traffic and security cameras in the area to understand what happened.
Motorcycle crashes, like other types of accidents, often occur when one or more parties are speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In many cases, a motorcycle accident happens when a person in a car is making a left-hand turn and does not see a motorcycle approaching. A motorcycle is small, and a driver in a car might be unable to see it if the bike is blocked by a sign, a tree, or a car. A person in a car might also fail to see the motorcycle because distracted by a cellphone, the radio, or a passenger. If the person who struck your motorcycle was violating a traffic law, that person could be held liable for the collision.
An accident can also occur if a driver loses control of a vehicle. If a flaw or defect in one of the vehicles caused the crash, or if a driver lost control because a repair was performed incorrectly, the vehicle manufacturer or the person who performed the faulty repair might be held liable.
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How a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Could Help You Seek Justice
A San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer on the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver or another party and seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, lost or reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering. We could also negotiate an out-of-court settlement to avoid a lengthy and expensive legal process. However, we will go to trial if it is necessary to secure an amount of compensation that we consider fair for an injured client.
If we file a lawsuit on your behalf, the other driver might claim that your actions contributed to the accident. For example, the defendant might argue that you engaged in lane splitting, the practice of driving a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving cars, which is illegal under the Texas Transportation Code §545.060.
Even if you share liability for your injuries, you might still be entitled to compensation. Texas has a modified comparative negligence law designed to address these types of situations. If found partially liable for the accident, you might still be eligible for a reduced financial award, as long as you were not more than 50-percent liable for the crash.
Get Legal Help with Your Motorcycle Accident Case
After a motorcycle crash, you might feel as though your life was turned upside down in an instant. You might be entitled to financial restitution that can help ease the burden, but you have a limited amount of time to act. According to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years. If you miss the deadline, you might be unable to collect any compensation, even if you have a valid claim.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, at (800) 924-3113 to hire a San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer today. The sooner you call, the sooner our law office can begin working on your case.