Were you injured in motorcycle crash in Texas? Learn these 4 things you need to know about motorcycle accidents, then call our Texas lawyers.
1. Common Mistakes
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.
2. Determining Fault
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.
3. Determining the Case Value
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.
4. Giving a Recorded Statement
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.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in motorcycle crash in Texas and have questions about these 4 things you need to know about motorcycle accidents?
Contact the experienced El Paso motorcycle accident lawyers at Chavez Law Firm today for a free case evaluation and case evaluation.
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