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We Represent Injured Bikers
Motorcycles offer an unparalled level of freedom and power. But they also involve a lot of risk. In 2016, there were over 9,000 motorcycle accidents in Texas. Almost 30% of these accidents involved fatal or disabling injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Texas motorcycle accident, you might have legal claims against the other driver or another party.
At Crosley Law Firm, we represent injured bikers who have been hurt by other careless drivers. We always put our clients first, and we use evidence-based litigation strategies to serve injured Texans. To speak with one of Crosley Law Firm’s motorcycle accident injury attorneys, request a free consultation by completing our online form or call our office at 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000.
Below, we have more information about motorcycle accidents, personal injury cases, and other topics that will be helpful to you if you have been in a collision.
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San Antonio Motorcycle Accidents
Can Cause Severe Injuries
Compared to other vehicles, motorcycles have very few safety mechanisms, and they are smaller. This means they take the brunt of the force and damage in a collision. Currently, Texas bikers also do not have to wear a helmet if they are at least 21 years old and have either completed an approved training course or have health insurance that would cover motorcycle-related injuries. Crosley Law encourages all bikers to wear protective gear when riding a motorcycle, though.
For these reasons and more, one careless action can result in catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle crash.
Motorcycle accident injuries can include the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Severe road rash, lacerations, and other soft tissue injuries
- Injuries to the eyes and face
- Spine and spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage, including lung and kidney injuries
- Dislocated joints
- Fractures, including:
- Broken arms
- Broken legs
- Dental fractures
- Rib fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Skull fractures
Many motorcycle injuries require intensive medical treatment, time off from work or school, and ongoing care for permanent disabilities.
Motorcycle Accident Claims Are Frequently Denied by Insurance Companies
All Texas bikers must carry a minimum level of liability insurance. However, motorcycle accident claims typically involve numerous insurance policies, including:
- Motorcycle liability insurance
- An at-fault driver’s auto insurance
- Personal insurance protection (PIP) policies
- Uninsured/Underinsured motorist (UI/UIM) policies
Your motorcycle insurance claims might be different, depending on the circumstances of your accident. For example, if the driver who hit you was working at the time of the crash, you may be able to make claims against their employer. If a part malfunctioned and caused the crash or made the crash worse, you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer. In short, every motorcycle collision case is unique.
Any time an injury accident involves multiple insurance companies, the chance of disputes and litigation increases. Insurance companies are for-profit companies that want to reduce their costs and liabilities. They often try to shift the blame to other insurers and deny liability — resulting in disputes.
If your motorcycle accident claim was denied or you received a low settlement offer, contact Crosley Law Firm immediately. There are strict filing deadlines in motorcycle and other motor vehicle accident claims. If you do not file a claim or lawsuit within the correct timeframe, you will automatically lose your right to compensation. Complete our online form to request a free consultation now.
Motorcycle Accident Victims Need a Skilled San Antonio Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle accident claim typically involves more than just completing a few insurance forms. Instead, you must:
- Apply Texas’ personal injury laws to your situation
- Review and analyze medical records
- Reconstruct the accident
- Calculate monetary damages
- Interview witnesses and experts
- Negotiate with the insurance companies and their lawyers
- Carefully follow all procedural and evidentiary rules
Due to the complexity of motorcycle accident litigation, it’s in your best interest to hire an experienced San Antonio personal injury lawyer like the ones at Crosley Law Firm. We can talk to you about the strength of your case, guide you through the claims processes, and file a motorcycle accident lawsuit if necessary.
Crosley Law Firm’s approach to motorcycle accident claims combines careful legal and factual analysis, aggressive litigation strategies, and cutting-edge technology. We also offer a no-fee policy. If you would like more information about how we handle San Antonio motorcycle accident claims, contact us at 210-LAW-3000 | 210-529-3000 or fill out a free consultation request form on this page.
Count of crashes by body style, 2016. Texas Dept. of Transportation. Retrieved from http://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/trf/crash_statistics/2016/27.pdf.
Dischinger, P. (2006). Injury patterns and severity among hospitalized motorcyclists: a comparison of younger and older riders. Annual Proceedings/Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3217482/.
Motorcycle Operator’s Manual (2014, June). Texas Dept. of Public Safety. Retrieved from https://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-8.pdf.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.