Motorcyclists frequently suffer catastrophic injuries or death in collisions with cars or trucks. More than 500 motorcyclists died in accidents in Texas in 2017, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Injuries from motorcycle accidents can lead to difficult recoveries or disability, and leave the motorcyclist facing overwhelming medical bills, lost income and additional costs and losses. It may be one of the most difficult times in your life, but our attorneys are available to assist.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that involved another motor vehicle, statistics show that it was likely the car or truck driver’s fault. The motorist’s claim that “I never saw him” may be true, but it is not a valid excuse. The Brownsville motorcycle accident lawyers of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., help injured motorcyclists pursue justice after a negligent motorist has left them injured.
We hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies accountable for the full extent of motorcyclists’ injuries and losses after accidents. Our attorneys work with motorcyclists in South Texas and their loved ones to hold accountable the drivers who have caused serious motorcycle accidents.
Contact Herrman & Herrman in Brownsville today if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that someone else caused. We are aggressive legal advocates for the injured and proud members of Law Tigers, America’s Motorcycle Lawyers serving the South Texas riding community. We will investigate the accident carefully and pursue the maximum compensation available to you.
Contact us at our Brownsville, TX, office at (956) 815-1270 today.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Brownsville
A well-known study of motorcycle accidents commonly called “The Hurt Report,” for the lead author’s name, said about 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another motor vehicle, usually a passenger car. Additionally, 66 percent of collisions between motorcycles and passenger vehicles happen because the motorist violated the motorcyclist’s right of way.
A five-year study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute says that, among multi-vehicle crashes at intersections involving motorcycles, the most common contributing factor was an automobile making a left turn and failing to yield the right of way to an oncoming motorcycle.
The Hurt Reports says the predominate cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic. They are much smaller than automobiles and trucks and easy to overlook when scanning an intersection quickly. Drivers who don’t look for motorcyclists may turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to collide with the turning vehicle. Inattentive drivers may move into a motorcycle rider’s lane, violating the biker’s right of way, and striking the motorcycle or forcing the biker off the road or into another vehicle or oncoming traffic.
Motorcyclists have the same right to be on the roads of Brownsville as every other motorist. Every driver on the road has a duty to look for and see motorcycles and to grant them right of way in accordance with the traffic laws of Texas.
Behaviors such as failure to remain alert to changing traffic conditions, distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving, and fatigued driving can contribute to motorcycle accidents.
And when a motorist injures a motorcycle rider through negligence or recklessness, the driver can be held accountable for the harm the motorcyclist suffered.
How a Brownsville Motorcycle Attorney Can Help You
We know that if you have been in a motorcycle accident that involved another vehicle, it’s likely that you have been seriously injured. A much higher percentage of motorcycle accidents involved incapacitating injuries or fatal injuries compared to non-motorcycle crashes, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute study found.
In our 100 years of combined experience as personal injury lawyers, we at Herrman & Herrman have represented families grieving the loss of a loved one and motorcycle riders dealing with such serious injuries as:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back and spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Broken bones (fractures), particularly broken legs, pelvis and arms
- Disfiguring injuries, like facial fractures and deep-tissue lacerations (cuts)
- Chest and abdominal injuries with vital organ damage
- Amputation of limbs, hands, fingers, feet and toes.
Our objective as motorcycle accident lawyers in Brownsville is to work aggressively on behalf of our clients to obtain insurance compensation that covers the accident victim’s medical bills and other expenses and reflects the severity of the rider’s injuries.
We analyze motorcycle accidents to identify all potentially responsible parties and their insurance companies. We calculate all of the injured motorcyclist’s costs and losses — including projections for future medical costs and loss of income if the injured biker will be left with a permanent disability — to make sure we demand all compensation the accident victim deserves.
Under Texas personal injury law, a motorcycle accident claim may demand compensation for:
- Medical expenses, including projected costs of additional treatment and care
- Salary and wage losses, including future income loss due to diminished earning capacity
- Property damage, including the cost of repairing or replacing a motorcycle
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium and spousal services
- Emotional distress.
If the party responsible for the accident was either grossly negligent or engaged in intentional misconduct that caused the crash, a lawsuit may also demand punitive damages to punish the at-fault party and deter others from such behavior.
In most cases, we can demonstrate the other party’s liability and reach an appropriate settlement through negotiations with insurance companies. A settlement gets money to you more quickly and lets you get on with your life. When an insurance company refuses to do the right thing, then our Brownsville motorcycle crash lawyers are prepared to go to court and present a persuasive case on your behalf.
If Herrman & Herrman represents you, our Brownsville motorcycle injury lawyers will handle your case on a contingency-fee basis. Seeking justice will not cost you anything out of pocket. You will not owe us a legal fee unless we obtain a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict on your behalf.
There is no charge for an initial legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in the Brownsville office of Herrman & Herrman. We will not lead you on with promises of payments that are not likely in your case. If we can take your case, we will advance all costs of investigating your case and filing a claim. We will pursue it diligently and aggressively. Once we have recovered money for you, we will retain a previously agreed-upon portion of it as payment for our legal services and expenses.
We Are Your Texas Law Tigers Motorcycle Collision Attorneys
Herrman & Herrman is the Law Tigers motorcycle accident attorneys legal team for the San Antonio / Corpus Christi / Rio Grande Valley areas of Texas. Law Tigers is a national association of independent law firms that represent motorcycle riders. Our membership tells you that our firm has the comprehensive knowledge of motorcycle laws and motorcyclists’ rights, as well as the resources, to support the motorcycle riding community in South Texas. Law Tigers attorneys provide injured motorcyclists the dedicated representation you deserve.
Since many of us are riders, we understand the challenges you are facing after a crash. We are here to help you get through this difficult time in your life. As members of Law Tigers, our attorneys are equipped with the means to present a strong case that helps you recover the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Contact Our Brownsville Motorcycle Accident Law Firm Today
At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we understand the serious injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents and the devastation they can cause bike riders and their families. Our Brownsville motorcycle accident attorneys work to obtain maximum compensation for motorcyclists injured in accidents caused by other motorists.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation about your motorcycle accident with an experienced Brownsville motorcycle accident lawyer. We can review what has happened to you and explain your legal options for seeking compensation from the at-fault motorist. You will not be charged for an initial consultation and case evaluation. We are here to help.