Lacking the protection of a steel passenger compartment, a motorcyclist is much more vulnerable to serious injuries when struck by a car or truck. The violent impact of a collision can throw a rider off a motorcycle and cause serious injuries and in some cases fatal injuries —whether or not the rider is wearing a helmet.
When motorcycle crashes occur, the other driver is often at fault. Claims by the at-fault driver of a car or truck that they did not see the motorcycle provide little comfort to the seriously injured motorcyclist and the rider’s family whose lives have been shattered. You need trusted guidance from motorcycle lawyers who know Texas law and have helped thousands of people. The Corpus Christi motorcycle accident lawyers at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., guide motorcyclists and their loved ones through the process of recovering financially and physically after a serious motorcycle accident. We will stand by you.
Our attorneys care about the people in South Texas who turn to us for assistance. If your injuries limit your mobility, one of our attorneys can meet with you at your home, hospital room or other location convenient to you. Our attorneys will advocate aggressively for you throughout the process of pursuing a motorcycle accident claim. We will investigate the accident carefully and pursue the maximum compensation available. Contact us at our Corpus Christi office at (361)792-2358 or our McAllen office at (956)622-4200.
How A Corpus Christi Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
Motorcyclists are five times more likely than occupants of a car or truck to be injured in an accident, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. Crashes involving motorcycles often cause severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries and spinal injuries that have lasting effects. An injured rider may be unable to return to work and need assistance with daily tasks. Some riders may lose a limb or be paralyzed.
If you or your loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need all the resources available. When our attorneys handle cases on behalf of seriously injured motorcyclists, we analyze the accident to identify all the potentially responsible parties and their insurance companies. We also work with life planners to develop estimates of your future treatment needs and living expenses related to the injury. It is important to take in account future medical costs and loss of income in addition to your current medical bills when preparing a claim for compensation.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers negotiate aggressively on behalf of our clients for a settlement that reflects the severity of the motorcyclist’s injuries. A settlement is the quickest way to get the money that you need to regain control of your life. But in some instances, an insurance company simply refuses to do what is right. Our attorneys are prepared to go to court and seek justice and we are confident of our litigation skills.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by someone else, take advantage of a free consultation to let our attorneys explain how we can assist you.
How Motorcycle Accidents Commonly Occur in Texas
Texas ranks among the states with the highest number of people injured and killed in motorcycle accidents each year, according to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly 500 motorcyclists died in crashes in Texas in 2015, and another 1,867 were seriously injured, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Many of those were preventable accidents caused by careless or inattentive automobile drivers. Nationwide, the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents has increased in the last decade, even as other types of vehicle accidents decreased.
Most motorcyclists in our experience are safety conscious and obey traffic safety laws. Half of the crashes involving cars and motorcycle accidents are caused by automobile drivers who failed to see a motorcyclist or misjudged the speed of the approaching biker. Many crashes occur at intersections as cars and trucks are making left turns. The car turns in front of the oncoming motorcycle, failing to yield, and the motorcyclist cannot avoid a collision. Automobile drivers are often looking for larger objects such as cars and trucks and overlook a motorcycle, which has a narrow profile. The driver may be talking on the phone and not focused on the road.
If a car turns unexpectedly in front of a motorcycle, the motorcyclist may be unable to avoid hitting the car and be ejected onto the pavement. Drivers may fail to see a motorcyclist in a vehicle blind spot and move into the rider’s lane, striking a rider or forcing a rider off the road.
Contact a Corpus Christi Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., we recognize that a serious injury can cause added financial stress if you have been unable to work for many weeks or months. If your motorcycle accident was caused by another driver, you can have quality legal representation without paying any money out of pocket. If your case is one that we can take, our South Texas motorcycle accident lawyers will handle your accident case on a contingency fee basis. We will advance the costs of pursuing your case and you will not owe any money unless we obtain a settlement or a jury verdict on your behalf. That is our way of putting our clients’ interests first. If we recover money, then we will receive an agreed upon amount of the settlement as payment for our legal services and expenses.
Call to schedule a free review of your motorcycle accident by a knowledgeable Corpus Christi motorcycle accident lawyer. Our attorney will review the specific circumstances of your accident and explain your legal options for seeking compensation from the at-fault motorist. Your initial consultation and case evaluation are free. We are available to help.