Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
While any type of auto accident can be devastating, motorcycle accidents more often lead to severe bodily injuries and deaths. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are statistically almost 30% more likely to die in traffic accidents than occupants of other passenger vehicles, according to 2019 data. To make matter worse, motorcyclists face certain widespread stigmas, which can negatively impact their ability to recover fair financial compensation after a crash.
At Kelley Law Firm, we understand the many unique challenges injured motorcyclists face. Our Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys not only assist those injured in devastating motorcycle crashes but also provide compassionate and personalized representation to families throughout Texas who have lost loved ones due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Whether you need help filing a personal injury claim or are seeking wrongful death damages after the tragic loss of a family member, our team is here to help. We proudly serve the communities of DeSoto, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, and all of the surrounding areas and have successfully recovered over half a billion dollars in compensation for our clients.
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Although many people think of motorcyclists as dangerous risk-takers, we at Kelley Law Firm know that this is simply not true. In fact, the vast majority of bikers are incredibly skilled and cautious because they know the inherent risks associated with riding. Unfortunately, no matter how careful a biker may be, he or she cannot always prevent an accident from occurring.
Most motorcycle accidents are the result of other motorists’ negligence. This negligence takes many forms, including but not limited to:
- Speeding, including excessive and reckless speeding
- Distracted driving, including using a cellphone/texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Failing to keep a proper lookout for motorcyclists
- Following motorcyclists too closely (“tailgating”)
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Disobeying traffic control devices, such as red lights and stop signs
- Opening vehicle doors into the path of oncoming motorcyclists
- Passing or changing lanes unsafely or unlawfully
- Aggressive and reckless driving, including road rage
- Violating various traffic laws and rules of the road
Sometimes, third-party factors can contribute to or cause a motorcycle crash. One common example is roadway hazards, such as potholes, which pose a particular risk to bikers. Often, these hazards are the result of poor roadway maintenance, as well as defective road construction or design.
At Kelley Law Firm, we evaluate every factor that led to the crash. Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, and others, all of whom are instrumental in providing expert testimony on behalf of our clients. This allows us to develop powerful and innovative legal strategies aimed at securing maximum compensation for motorcycle accident victims and their families.
Compared to occupants of traditional passenger vehicles, motorcyclists are virtually unprotected. As a result, they tend to sustain catastrophic injuries when involved in collisions with other automobiles.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:
- Accidental amputation/loss of limb
- Broken bones/fractures
- Head injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Neck and back injuries
- Organ damage, such as punctured lungs
- Road rash (friction burns)
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
These types of injuries nearly always require immediate emergency attention and continuous, ongoing care. Often, victims are left with permanent injuries, disabilities, and impairments, which can affect everything from their ability to work and earn a living for their families to their ability to care for themselves and take care of once-routine tasks.
At Kelley Law Firm, we understand the immense, far-reaching impact of most motorcycle accidents. Because of this, we help our clients seek maximum compensation for their damages, including but not limited to:
- Medical expenses, including future care costs
- Lost income, wages, and related benefits
- Loss of earning ability due to permanent injury or disability
- Loss of future expected earnings
- Mental and physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and related mental health conditions
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
We fight tirelessly to recover the full and fair compensation you are owed for all of your past, current, and future damages. We have recovered many million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients, including those who suffered catastrophic injuries or the tragic and untimely loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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Most often, the person or party who directly caused the crash is liable for the victim’s damages. However, in cases involving third-party negligence and underlying contributing factors, liability may be split among multiple parties. Additionally, if you are found partly responsible for the accident, you may be unable to recover the full amount you are seeking in damages. If you are more than 50% to blame, you cannot recover any compensation for your damages.
It is important that you work with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney, like those at Kelley Law Firm, who can help you determine who is responsible for your losses and bring a powerful claim against the liable party. Our Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience representing the disadvantaged and serving as a voice for the voiceless. We encourage you to reach out to our firm today to learn how we can help you. There are no legal fees for you unless/until we win your case.
Call our office at (972) 853-5398 or submit a secure contact form here on our website to request your free initial consultation with a member of our team.