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Motorcycle Accident Law Firm

Have You Been Injured? Speak Confidentially to Our Experienced Texas Motorcycle Attorneys

At LPM, we understand that even minor motorcycle accidents can lead to life-altering physical injuries, resulting in extensive rehabilitation and medical treatment. These unexpected events can leave victims and their families facing a daunting journey filled with hardships. In the worst-case scenario, a motorcycle accident can tragically result in the loss of a loved one. When faced with such challenging circumstances, you can rely on our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers to fight tirelessly on your behalf. Contact our team of Texas motorcycle lawyers for a case evaluation.

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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Even seemingly minor accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries for motorcycle riders. These injuries may include:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Helmets may not prevent all brain injuries, which can affect speech, reasoning, balance, and cognitive skills, often requiring extensive therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Motorcycle accidents can result in spinal cord injuries and paralysis, necessitating specialized equipment and home modifications.
  • Broken Bones: Impact with objects or vehicles can lead to multiple broken bones, especially in the legs and feet
  • Limb Amputations: In severe accidents, limbs can be crushed or severed, leading to amputations and requiring lifelong adjustments and prosthetic devices.
  • Road Rash: When a rider skids along the road surface after an accident, friction can cause severe abrasions and skin damage, often requiring extensive wound care and skin grafts.

  • Multi-Degree Burns: Contact with hot surfaces or flames in a motorcycle accident can result in burns of varying degrees, requiring specialized medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

In the majority of road accidents involving motorcyclists, there was no violation on the part of the motorcyclist.

The driver simply misses the bike. Drivers are looking for large passenger vehicles and often overlook much smaller motorcycles in traffic jams. Many accidents occur when drivers make a left turn into an oncoming motorcycle, or when they exit a driveway, parking lot, or side street directly into the path of a motorcycle.

The driver misjudges the speed of the motorcycle. Motorcycles are smaller than cars, SUVs, and pickups, so misjudging speed, changing lanes, or driving in front of cars are common driving mistakes.

The driver rides too close to the motorcyclist. Because motorcycles can stop faster than cars, drivers often get too close to the vehicle behind them, increasing the risk of rear-end collisions.

Drunk driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, alcohol was responsible for 1,296 fatal motorcycle accidents in 2013.

Drivers who are distracted from driving pose a danger to other road users, including motorcyclists. Texting while driving is extremely dangerous because it requires the driver's cognitive, manual, and visual attention.

Dangerous streets. Potholes, cracks, loose gravel, and other road imperfections are more likely to cause accidents on motorcycles.

Mechanical or equipment problems. The motorcycle itself can pose a danger to the rider due to design errors or defective parts.

How Can Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You?

A successful motorcycle accident lawsuit can provide compensation for:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes costs for hospital stays, treatments, doctor visits, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical expenses resulting from the accident.
  • Lost Wages: If your injuries prevent you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost income, including future earnings if you become permanently disabled or cannot return to your previous job.
  • Property Damage: We can help you recover the costs associated with repairing or replacing your motorcycle and any other personal items damaged in the accident.

  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Any other accident-related costs, such as transportation to medical appointments or necessary home modifications, can also be claimed.

Understanding Compensation in Motorcycle Accident Claims

Motorcycle accident victims often face physical, mental, and financial challenges. When seeking compensation, two main types are typically considered:

  • Economic Damages (Special Damages): These are tangible and measurable costs, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Non-Economic Damages (General Damages): These encompass intangible losses that cannot be easily quantified, such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
When You Have

Been Injured

Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. Medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation services, and specialized equipment expenses can quickly accumulate. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve and guide you through this challenging time.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a motorcycle accident, contact us today.

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