The roads in El Paso seem to be built for motorcyclists. They’re flat, long, and any motorcyclist could enjoy a ride on them. Riders may regularly take advantage of the Texas weather, and it’s common to see them on the road. However, this doesn’t mean that other drivers know how to drive safely around other bikers. If those drivers make a mistake or act negligently, they could collide with a biker. These accidents typically result in serious injuries and other losses. An El Paso, TX motorcycle accident lawyer from Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm can go over your legal options with you and fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
All too often, motorcyclists are often regarded as dangerous or reckless. When an accident happens, the insurance company may believe that the rider was either at fault or shared some of the fault. To a motorcyclist that was not at fault and is now dealing with the debilitating injuries after an accident, this can be devastating and it that much more difficult for them to get the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers are here to help.
We understand how this unfair bias can lead insurance companies to try and offer you less than what you deserve. Our attorneys will be at your side during the legal process and will protect your best interests. We’ll seek full and fair compensation so you can recover and focus on healing.
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
As we look into your case, we’ll need to find out how the accident occurred. Police reports and other accounts can help, as well as examining the accident scene and photographs of the accident. Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers will consider all the factors that could have led to your accident and determine what happened. Some of those possibilities include:
- Left-Hand Turns. A car turning left may not see a motorcyclist passing through the intersection and could collide with them. Motorcyclists are much smaller objects to track than other cars.
- Passing Accidents. When a car is passing a biker, they may not give them enough space. If they get too close they could knock the biker off balance.
- Following Too Closely. If a car is tailgating a motorcycle and hits the rear tire, the rider can fall from their bike.
- Changing Lanes. A driver that’s changing lanes may check blind spots with other cars in mind, but not motorcyclists. They may think the lane is clear when it isn’t.
Once we know how the accident happened, we can establish that the other driver owed you a duty of care, they acted negligently, caused an accident, and injured you. Other factors like the type of road and the weather can contribute to the severity of the crash and your injuries. Your lawyer will build a strong case that shows you were wrongfully injured and deserve compensation.
How Dangerous Are Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcyclists tend to sustain more serious damages because they don’t have the protective measures that a car provides. At best, they have a helmet and protective clothing. In an accident, the rider doesn’t have anything to absorb the crash impact and that can cause severe and sometimes permanent injuries.
The injuries they sustain include:
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Lower Extremity Injuries
- Road Rash
- Loss of Limb
- Nerve Damage
These injuries can require staying in the hospital, surgical procedures, medication, and equipment. When the person can leave the hospital, they may still need to stay at home and continue to rest for a long time before their injuries have healed.
While you’re looking at the time it will take for you to get better, you may also be thinking about how you’re going to keep up with bills, food, and other responsibilities. If you provide for others, you may worry about how you’re going to continue that as well. A motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault can cause significant financial losses, but these burdens shouldn’t fall on you. Your El Paso, TX motorcycle accident lawyer is here to help.
What Damages Will Your Lawyer Fight for You to Recover?
Your damages can be split into financial and nonfinancial categories, also called economic and economic damages. When your motorcycle accident lawyer is fighting for you, we’ll look at all the losses you sustained. As we examine your injuries, losses, and how long these damages will persist, we can calculate what compensation you should be able to recover.
Your economic damages cover items like medical bills and future medical expenses. You can rest assured that you’ll be able to get the care and treatment you need without worrying about how you’ll afford it. We’ll also count the amount of work you missed and seek compensation for your lost wages. Property damage to your motorcycle is another loss we’ll investigate.
Noneconomic damages refer to items like pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life. The toll of living with painful injuries and having them prevent you from doing what you used to enjoy can be overwhelming. Our lawyers will make sure your compensation reflects these damages too.
Your El Paso, TX motorcycle accident lawyer will maximize your compensation. We’re going to advocate for you to recover for all the damages from the accident. We won’t let anyone push you into settling for less than you deserve or downplay the costs of your injuries and damages. We’ll fight for you to have the secure financial future you deserve.
Get Representation from Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm
Our law firm is here to fight for your rights. The lawyers at our firm have experience in handling motorcycle accident cases and are passionate about getting justice for our clients. While we can’t undo the damage of the accident, we can help you seek compensation to help you move past it.
To learn more, reach out to us today for a free case evaluation. Our lawyers will review what happened and how you were hurt. We can go over your options and find the best one that will benefit you and your future.