Brasure Law Firm, PLLC

Edinburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Obtaining Maximum Compensation For Injured Bikers

Many bikers enjoy riding their motorcycles because of the freedom they feel on the open road. Other motorcyclists enjoy the convenience and economy associated with riding a motorcycle.

However, regardless of why bikers choose a motorcycle as a means of transportation, they all risk being harmed or severely injured by larger motor vehicles. Even if a motorcyclist wears a helmet and other protective clothing, they still lack the same protections as motorists traveling in enclosed vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you must hire an experienced lawyer to defend your legal rights. Because our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, you pay us no money unless we win your case.

Contact the Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, and ask to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. A qualified legal team member will gladly sit down with you to answer your questions and discuss your options.

Why Do Most Texas Motorcycle Accidents Occur?

Unfortunately, with the thousands of miles of congested roads in Texas, there is a high chance of motorcyclists being involved in an accident.

As with other motor vehicle accidents, distracted driving tops the list as a contributing factor in motorcycle accidents. In today’s modern world, many drivers are distracted by their cell phones, GPS systems, or car entertainment options and are not paying strict attention to the road. As a result, other motorists often do not see a motorcycle until it is too late, resulting in an accident.

Some of the other most commonly cited factors in Texas motorcycle accidents include:

  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can result in a motorcyclist being severely injured or killed in a collision.
  • Left-hand turn accidents: Severe accidents can occur when a driver turns left in front of a motorcyclist.
  • Speeding: Speeding is a common factor in all motor vehicle accidents but can be even more deadly for a motorcyclist who lacks the protection that airbags and seatbelts offer.
  • Head-on collisions: A head-on collision in any motor vehicle can result in serious injuries but prove deadly for a motorcyclist.

Other factors contributing to motorcycle accidents include adverse weather conditions, loose gravel, and lane splitting.

What Happens if I Am Partially to Blame For a Motorcycle Accident?

Texas law follows a modified comparative fault doctrine in personal injury claims. Under modified comparative fault, a party may still receive compensation for the damages they have suffered, even if they are partially to blame for causing an accident.

However, Texas’s modified comparative fault laws state that if an individual is found to be partially at fault for causing an accident, their settlement will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to them. For example, if you have been found to be 25% at fault for the accident and your settlement amount is $100,000, you will receive $75,000.

Individuals must understand that as long as they are less than 50% at fault in an accident, they are still eligible to recover compensation. However, you will be ineligible for compensation if you are more than 50% at fault.

However, for this reason, in many instances, the other party’s insurance company will try to assert that the injured motorcyclist is totally to blame for causing the accident to avoid paying out a claim.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you must hire a skilled attorney who can protect your rights and ability to collect compensation. Even if you are partially to blame for an accident, contact the Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, today to learn how we may be able to help.

Can I Recover Financial Compensation For My Medical Expenses?

Motorcyclists who have been involved in accidents typically suffer severe injuries that require an extensive recovery time. In addition, most injured bikers require physical therapy or rehab to recover fully. Even if the injury victim has health insurance coverage, they could suddenly face expensive medical bills, creating a financial crisis for them and their families.

As a result, Texas personal injury law allows injured motorcyclists to try and recover economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are awarded to help pay back injury victims for out-of-pocket expenses they have paid or may have to pay in the future due to their accident. Some of the most commonly awarded damages include:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are granted to help make the injury victim “whole” and are based on intangible losses. Non-economic damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring

If you are still unsure about the type of compensation you may be able to recover after a motorcycle accident, contact Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, to learn more about how we may be able to help.

How Can Your Law Firm Help Me After I Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

One of the primary reasons that motorcycle accident victims initially hesitate to hire an attorney is their fear of how much it will cost. However, the Brasure Law Firm, PLLC of Edinburg, TX, works on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you win.

If we agree to take your case, our skilled legal team can provide you with the support you need during this challenging time in your life. We can assist you with completing the necessary insurance paperwork and ensure it is turned in on time. Additionally, we will act as your legal advocate with the insurance company to ensure your rights are protected.

With an experienced attorney on your side, you can be assured that our law firm will not allow the insurance company to try and blame you for the accident or offer you a settlement far less than your claim is worth.

Contact the Brasure Law Firm, PLLC, at 956-903-2873 and ask to schedule a free no-obligation consultation to learn how we may be able to help.