Although motorcycle riding is an exhilarating way to travel, it is also inherently dangerous. Motorcyclists are frequently injured in collisions with negligent drivers. Because riders are not protected by the cage of a vehicle, the consequences of a motorcycle accident are often catastrophic. Faced with long-term injuries, pain and suffering, and mounting medical expenses, injury victims may be helpless and alone. Ultimately, it takes an adept personal injury attorney to fight for your rights if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
Sherman Law Firm routinely handles motor accident cases in Harris and Montgomery Counties and throughout the Houston area. Despite the public bias against motorcyclists as being reckless thrill seekers, we know most riders are responsible and careful on the roads and highways. Nonetheless, they must share the road with cars, buses and trucks — as well as negligent or reckless drivers. We believe that motorcyclists should not be forced to suffer because of negligent drivers and are committed to holding the responsible parties accountable. Our legal team will work tirelessly to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of a Motorcycle Accident
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Cars making left-hand turns
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Motorcycle lane splitting
- Road hazards
In sum, motorcycle accidents in Houston are frequently caused by negligent drivers who fail to see the motorcyclist for any number of reasons. Additionally, motorcycle accidents in Houston are often the result of driver errors, such as distracted driving, unsafe lane changes, failure to yield at intersections, driving under the influence and reckless driving.
In addition to accidents caused by negligent drivers, motorcycle accidents can also be caused by potholes, gravel, oil spills, uneven pavement, and debris on the road. When road defects contribute to a motorcycle accident, it may be possible to pursue a lawsuit against the city, county or state agency responsible for road and highway maintenance. Finally, when mechanical defects cause a motorcycle accident, a product lawsuit can be brought against the manufacturer or distributor.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In the majority of motorcycle accidents, another vehicle collides with the front of the motorcycle, causing all types of injuries, including:
- Head injuries
- Fractured and broken bones
- Leg injuries
- Road Rash
- Muscle Damage
- Spinal cord injuries
One way motorcycle riders can minimize their level of injury risk is by wearing protective gear — helmets, leather jackets, heavy pants, motorcycle boots, and gloves. Nonetheless, even when cyclists are wearing protective gear, motorcycle accidents can and do lead to serious injuries. Many victims are left with lingering pain and suffering, significant medical bills, lost wages, and property damage.
Because motorcycle insurance rarely includes Personal Injury Protection, you may face insurmountable medical bills, even though you were forced to accept substandard medical treatment. Our attorneys coordinate the medical care you need through our respected network of credentialed doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals. We will utilize medical reports to support your claim and also work diligently to document your injuries, lost wages, and other losses.
Contact Our Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Being in a motorcycle accident is a horrific experience, and many victims are left with serious injuries that require extensive medical care, resulting in expensive medical bills. Many Injured motorcycle riders may be unable to return to work for an extended period of time and some are left wondering if they will ever ride again.
At Sherman Law Firm, we will fight for your rights so that you can focus on recovering. We know that proving fault in a motorcycle accident can be difficult. In many cases, the only witnesses are the parties involved. By conducting a thorough investigation of the accident, we will show how the driver was responsible. Our attorneys have a well-earned reputation for helping our clients recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and property damage. We will also work to make sure that any award considers future financial and medical needs.
Because motorcycle injury claims may involve the other driver’s insurance company, we will engage in complicated negotiations to obtain the full value of the claim. If the insurer refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, we are fully prepared to litigate the matter in court. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you are not alone — our legal team is here to help you. Contact our office as soon as possible to speak to one of our attorneys. The consultation is free and you will not have to pay any attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
The Sherman Law Firm serves clients in Harris and Montgomery Counties and throughout the Houston area.