This is the first post in a series on the handling of Austin, Texas motorcycle cases. We are writing on this topic because such incidents can have a devastating impact on a victim’s life and will leave one unsure of how to proceed. Our goal with this series is to provide information which will assist in the selecting of a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been hit while riding a motorcycle then it is strongly suggested that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we intend to look at include:
- Dealing with insurance companies after such an incident
- How comparative fault applies to motorcycle accidents
- Dealing with motorcycle accidents which were caused by a distracted driver
These are topics which accident victims should be concerned with. First, not knowing how to properly deal with, and negotiate with, insurance companies can result in a victim accepting a “low ball” settlement offer. Such a settlement may leave the victim without the funds needed to make up for future lost wages, future medical expenses, as well as future pain and suffering. Second, comparative fault is a serious issue which arises in motorcycle accidents as such cases can involve situations where the rider and the driver of a car both have some responsibility for the accident. Finally, proving that the other driver was distracted can require extensive discovery and will impact any determinations of comparative fault.
If you have been hit while riding a motorcycle, then you may have suffered a serious injury. Such situations can result in head injuries such as brain damage, spinal damage, paralysis, and even wrongful death. In these types of cases, it is important to retain an experienced attorney with the resources necessary to see your case through to completion. Our firm prides itself on providing the high level of service often found in many small offices while possessing the resources of a larger office. We have the resources necessary to retain necessary experts, to deal with the largest of defendants, and to see your case through to completion. Dan Christensen is a former military member and a former prosecutor. He has devoted his career to helping victims and stands ready to assist you. Contact our Austin office today to speak with a lawyer.
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