Experienced Attorneys Advocate For Injured Drivers And Passengers

Experienced Attorneys Advocate For Injured Drivers And Passengers

Any lawsuit stemming from a traffic accident hinges on the question of negligence. Proving liability can be a huge hurdle for motorcyclists, since many people, judges and jurors included, harbor negative preconceptions about motorcyclists. Our injury lawyers shatter stereotypes with clear, concise presentations of factual evidence. With more than 175 years of combined experience, our legal team knows how to build a solid case for the maximum level of compensation. motorcycle accident law

Surprising motorcycle accident statistics

Motorcycle accidents are increasingly common in our city. Because motorcycle riders are so exposed, accidents often have serious, even deadly, consequences. In 2016, 463 motorcyclists were killed on Texas roads. In addition, 33 motorcycle passengers lost their lives, 1,861 motorcycle riders and 147 passengers suffered critical injuries, and thousands more suffered other injuries in motorcycle crashes.

Knowledge of the common causes of motorcycle crashes

If you’ve had a motorcycle accident and are considering a personal injury lawsuit, our lawyers can analyze your crash to make a preliminary assessment of fault. We have experience with a wide array of motorcycle accident scenarios, including:

Vehicles turning left — A left turn or a U-turn takes a vehicle across lanes of oncoming traffic. When drivers do not see an oncoming motorcycle and move a car, truck, or van across the oncoming lane, they create a T-bone scenario, where the bike smashes into the broad side of the turning vehicle.
Head-on collisions — This most deadly crash occurs when a negligent driver crosses the divide between opposing lanes of traffic.
Lane splitting — Law does not specifically address this practice that allows motorcycles to slice through slow-moving traffic. But bikers who are injured while lane-splitting must overcome perceptions that lane-splitting is always too risky.
Lane sharing — More like lane-encroaching, this is an inherently unsafe practice where cars attempt to ride alongside a motorcycle or pass within the same lane.
Speeding and alcohol impairment — The two major causes of any traffic accident strongly suggest negligence and liability for the accident.
Crashes with stationary objects — When a motorcycle hits a stationary object, such as a tree or a lamppost, the burden is on the biker to show that another driver or a hazardous road condition forced him off the road.
Road hazards — When road hazards cause accidents, the injured party must show that the entity responsible for maintaining the road was negligent for not properly dealing with the hazard.
An injured party who shares even the slightest blame for an accident cannot recover full compensation. Texas does require motorcyclists to wear helmets, but failure to do so is not considered contributory negligence in a personal injury case. However, the possibility that a court could rule you ineligible for compensation makes your lawyer’s role even more urgent.

Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer for the help you deserve
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, trust our team of attorneys to fight for your maximum recovery. We know how to build a compelling case for the compensation you deserve.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Personal Injury Lawyers – Accident Attorneys

What Personal Injury Lawsuits are, and What a Personal Injury Lawyer Can do for You

The word “personal injury” is a classification of law that surrounds civil reimbursement for any sort of physical injury and any additional damages suffered by an injury victim. These damages usually include physical, emotional, and financial harm, and other elements surrounding personal loss that are the responsibility for the person or entity whose actions caused the accident, to pay.personal injury lawyers

This “liability” may apply to either that lawsuit defendant’s willful action or inaction (negligence). When someone suffers an injury, Texas Law allows that person, or plaintiff, who suffered the injury, the legal right to seek monetary relief from the liable who is responsible for the injury. That defendant can be either a person or organization and there can be more than one defendant, even though each defendant is usually sued separately.

However, the personal injury laws in Texas, which are based on the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code, do not automatically declare that the defendant owes the plaintiff anything. In other words, just because someone harms you doesn’t mean they pay-up without a fight. This is the single most important, yet one of the most generally misunderstood aspects of Texas personal injury law. Just because they owe, doesn’t mean you automatically get. Instead, according to these laws, the victim only has the right to seek fair and satisfactory compensation from the perpetrator (or defendant), for the injury the plaintiff has suffered. And that is typically done (or at least the process begins) through the filing of a civil damages lawsuit.

Personal injury laws in our state do not command that defendants must give up their money as a matter-of-course. Rather, our laws leave it up to the injured plaintiff to convince the jury that the other person (or organization) is guilty. It is also necessary for the plaintiff to disprove the defense tactics of defendants as they try to avoid paying the damages the plaintiff seeks. This is called the plaintiff’s burden of proof, though, in reality, it should also be expanded to add “burden of dis-proof.” In the final analysis, plaintiff success lies in proving the defendant was, in fact, the proximate cause of their injuries in each and every personal injury lawsuit. Until this burden is satisfied, you won’t be paid anything. accident lawyers

Put our years of experience to work for you. If you want to know what your rights are, how to proceed with your claim and how much compensation you can secure from your personal injury case, regardless of how it happened or who is liable, we can answer all of your questions. Call a personal injury specialist with our Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you.

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Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys – Personal Injury Lawyers

Insurance Companies (and their Adjusters) Are Great at Playing the “Denial” Game

The large interstate trucking companies are required by the federal government to purchase sizable insurance policies to protect against the inevitable accidents that occur. But just because they have it doesn’t mean they willingly pay without a fight when one of their trucks hits you and causes injuries. Don’t be misled by them in thinking that getting a reasonable insurance payment from a trucking company is a quick and easy process with no surprises. truck accident attorneys

The mission of every insurance company is to protect their bottom line, regardless of whether that company is a corporation that answers to stockholders or a mutual fund company who answers to its policyholders (which are, surprise-surprise, the trucking companies). All insurance companies are in the business of taking-in premiums and paying out as little as absolutely necessary in claims. Their primary function is to continually deny your claim, avoid paying you fairly, and protect their funds. Altogether, they do this thousand of times every year, by habit. Without the right experienced attorney on your side, the odds of collecting a fair settlement from an insurance company are astoundingly low.

While the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Codes grant the right for anyone been injured in a commercial trucking accident or the family of one who was killed to be compensated, the law doesn’t automatically grant a victim claims an injury. It must hard-fought and won. You, as plaintiff, must first prove the liability of those responsible for the injuries arising from your big rig accident has caused, and all the other damages arising from it. The burden of proof is yours. Unless you clearly show that the money you’re asking for is a fair reflection of your losses, damages, and injuries, you have no hope of winning. The insurance company and the lawyers who represent them, do everything possible to deny your claim. And if they are found liable, they then argue that the restitution amount you seek is excessive and unreasonable.

Insurance adjusters are their first weapon against you. They shield their employer from you: plain and simple. Their job is to save their companies money by denying your claim or underestimating the cost of the wreck. And the best adjusters are given the most important cases. Truck wrecks are the most expensive and thereby, the most important claims that endanger the insurance company’s profits. An adjuster acts like your best friend and constantly assures you that all of your needs are met. Then they turn around and stab you in the back because that too is their job. Insurance adjusters are very clever. They try to imitate the good relationship with your car insurance agent. Often, under the guise of being your “good neighbor agent,” they might innocently try and record you saying something that is later twisted into sounding like your admitting liability.

They regularly use this tactic to destroy your chance to receive any compensation, much less fair. Some unscrupulous adjusters even try to deceptively convince uninformed truck accident injury victims to sign away the legal right to sue in exchange for a measly settlement amount that would never even approach fair compensation for the victim’s injuries and other financial losses from a big rig accident. This is why – when we take on a case – adjusters don’t talk to our clients. They only talk to us. That way they can’t use the words you innocently say to hang you in court. And they won’t dare offer you a measly settlement that could never fairly compensate you and your family because they know that we know better.

Corporate insurance adjusters and defense lawyers lick their chops when they find a victim who tries to represent his or herself, or is represented by under-experienced legal counsel. They know how easy it is to lead you around by the nose. The tactics of an insurance company to save their money by denying your rightful claim is illustration enough of why you need aggressive, experienced legal representation. Only the history of success of an experienced truck accident law firm such as our Law Firm will set unscrupulous insurance adjusters in their place and compel their insurance company into offering a fair settlement, or defeat them in court if they refuse to see reason.

Our Law Firm has decades of hard-fought experience handling personal injury litigation in commercial trucking accident cases. If you or a loved one has been hit by one of these trucks, our expertise assures that you receive the fairest compensation possible for the injuries and pain you have suffered. We’ve helped deliver millions of dollars to hundreds of big rig accident victims in Texas. So if you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Texas, our experienced accident lawyers can win the best compensation possible for you.

Call us today for a free consultation to continue your road to total recovery and that of your family.

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