Have you or a loved one been injured from a motorcycle accident? Read these 10 motorcycle accident tips, then call our Texas lawyers today.
Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Clients who have been in motorcycle accidents, incurred hundreds and thousands of dollars in medical expenses, and even been in a coma often contact us for advice on how to proceed with a case. The most important thing that a person can do when they’re in a situation like this is look for and find a lawyer with trial experience and experience in this area of the law.
Our team at the Chavez Law Firm has this type of experience. We know how to guide our clients through the maze of medical treatment that they need after suffering such serious injuries, and we know how sensitive you can feel after a traumatic incident. If you have questions for yourself or for your love ones who have been involved in a serious motorcycle crash due to the negligence of someone else, please give us a call. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have in this regard.
Common Mistakes After a Motorcycle Accident
Some of the most serious mistakes we see in the aftermath of serious motorcycle crashes are not seeking medical attention immediately. The other mistake that they make is talking to the insurance adjuster for the negligent driver or the negligent company without first talking to an experienced trial lawyer. Insurance companies are not in the business of paying out claims to injured people; they’re in the business of making money for their shareholders and paying out as little as they can. Talking to an insurance adjuster before you hire an experienced trial lawyer could be detrimental to your case.
We here at the Chavez Law Firm are experienced trial lawyers, and we have the skill to guide you through the process so that you get what you need and deserve. If you have questions about the process or anything related to either your or your loved one’s motorcycle crash, please give us a call. We’re more than happy and able to answer your questions.
Determining Fault in a Motorcycle Accident
The way an experienced trial lawyer determines fault in a motorcycle crash is by looking at everybody involved. We want to make sure we look at the fault of the other drivers involved in the motorcycle car crash. We need to determine to what degree they are at fault, and we also have to get a complete picture of how the motorcyclist and to what degree the motorcyclist may have been at fault. In this way, we can have a true, complete and full picture of what occurred.
We know, as experienced trial lawyers and as lawyers in this area of the law, what questions to ask, what experts to contact and retain to execute a crash reconstruction. If you have questions about this process, please give us a call. We are ready and willing to answer all your questions that you might have on behalf of yourself or on behalf of your loved ones.
Determining the Value of a Motorcycle Accident Claim
One of the questions that I am often asked by my clients who have been injured in serious motorcycle crashes is how to determine the value of a case. One of the factors we look at is the seriousness of the negligent driver’s conduct. For example, if the driver was driving drunk, that is obviously a factor we look at. If the driver was not paying attention to where they were driving and crashed into the back of my client’s motorcycle and caused serious injuries, that is another factor that we look at.
We also factor in the medical expenses incurred as a result of the other driver’s negligence. The medical expenses are also helpful in determining any physical pain and suffering that my clients have suffered, and also what is the emotional trauma that my client has suffered as a result of the driver’s negligence.
These are all factors that the Chavez Law Firm addresses in preparing our evidence for trial. If you have any questions about this part of your serious motorcycle crash case, please give us a call. Here at the Chavez Law Firm, we are experienced in this area of the law and have the experienced trial lawyers you need to answer questions about your case.
Differences Between Motorcycle Accident Claims and Car Crash Claims
Motorcycle crash cases are different from car crash cases for a couple of reasons. First and foremost is that the injuries in motorcycle crash cases are normally catastrophic and more often can include brain damage or paralysis. Motorcycle cases often involve a good deal of blaming the motorcyclist, even if he or she was not at fault. We’re very sensitive to these types of issues, and at the Chavez Law Firm we know to ask the right questions. We are happy to answer any questions that you might have in this regard, either for yourself or for your loved ones. Please give us a call.
Giving a Recorded Statement After a Motorcycle Accident
One of the first questions we ask clients is if they have given a statement to the insurance adjuster or the representative for the driver. It is never a good idea to give a recorded statement to the insurance company’s adjuster or the driver’s representative’s adjuster. The reason is that their interest in taking a statement is not to get at the truth; it is to try to get their driver out of the mess that they’ve put themselves in by being a negligent driver. We know this at the Chavez Law Firm, and we know how to guide our clients through this process. If you have, unfortunately, found yourself in this sort of situation, give us a call. We are more than happy to answer any and all questions you have in this regard.
Injury Claims for Motorcycle Passengers
Sometimes we have clients who have been injured because they were a passenger in a crash involving a motorcycle. In those circumstances, it is important to look for the insurance company who is covering not only the other vehicles involved in the crash with the motorcyclist, but you also look at the insurance company for the driver or the rider of the motorcycle. We at the Chavez Law Firm know to do that, and we can guide you through the process. If you or a loved one who may have been injured as a passenger in a motorcycle crash, please give us a call.
Motorcycle Accident with Minor Injuries
Occasionally, we hear from clients who have been involved in motorcycle crashes where they believe that the injuries were minor. The first thing we need to determine is whether or not that’s actually the case. Oftentimes, people who have traumatic brain injuries don’t know it, and they don’t know that they have suffered a traumatic brain injury until sometimes even months later.
If you have any questions about whether or not you have suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle/car crash or if you have any doubt about that, please give the Chavez Law Firm a call. We will be more than happy and willing to answer any question you have in this regard.
Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident
If you or one of your loved ones have been seriously injured in a motorcycle wreck or crash, one of the first things you need to do is seek medical attention immediately. Second of all, you need to find and hire a lawyer experienced in this area of the law with significant trial experience. The reason being is that this area of the law is unlike other car crash cases. For example, a motorcyclist is often severely injured and can have quadriplegia, paraplegia. They can be paralyzed; they can have brain injuries; they can have loss of their arms, legs, feet or hands.
We are sensitive to these types of injuries. We here at the Chavez Law Firm have the experience you need, and we are very willing and very able to answer any question you have in this regard. Please give us a call.
Timeline for a Motorcycle Accident Injury Case
Oftentimes, when clients have been seriously injured in motorcycle crashes, they ask how long it will take to resolve their case. First, it depends on how long and how much medical treatment clients are getting as a result of the serious injuries that they’ve suffered. The longer it takes for them to go through medical treatment, the longer it takes to resolve the case. Only once we have a clear picture of what their medical expenses are can we then determine what is full and fair compensation for their injuries.
The second thing that is a big factor is whether or not the insurance company for the negligent driver or the negligent trucking company is negotiating in good faith. The fact of the matter is that every case that goes to trial is because the insurance company or the trucking company or the corporation are not negotiating in good faith and are not willing to provide full and fair compensation for clients.
We at the Chavez Law Firm know that these are the two biggest factors, and we are prepared to deal with it. Our experience has been that when we prepare fully for a trial, our clients get the most compensation. If you have questions about your case in this regard, please give us a call. We are more than happy to answer your questions.
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