Motorcycle Accidents

Mar 22

Electric Scooter Accidents Increasing in Texas

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Motorcycle Accidents

electric scooter causes accident

As the popularity of dockless rentable electric scooters has exploded in cities across Texas and the U.S., so too have scooter-related injuries. Trauma center officials in Austin, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and other cities have confirmed a significant increase in…

Feb 12

What to Look for When Purchasing a New Car or Motorcycle

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Uncategorized

Buying a new vehicle can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you are buying a car, truck, or motorcycle, there are so many options to choose from. New or used, as well as make, model, and features – it can…

Sep 26

Lane Splitting in Texas

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Motorcycle Accidents, Texas Law

Lane Splitting in Texas

Lane splitting refers to the practice of riding a motorcycle on the dashed lines between lanes of traffic, usually traffic moving in the same direction that is slow or stopped. A study by the University of California Berkeley found that…

Aug 30

Motorcycle Safety Checklist

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury Lawyer

Texas Motorcycle Safety Checklist

This motorcycle safety checklist was created by Tate Law Offices PC to remind you about critical safety measures and safety issues that you should look for before your next ride. Be sure to check all of the following before you go…

Aug 22

What Makes Motorcycle Accidents Different?

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Auto Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents

motorcylce accident lawyers in dallas

Tate Law Offices focuses on motorcycle accidents. We want to help riders and their passengers if they have been injured in an accident that someone else caused. We know motorcycle accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle accident…

Mar 10

Motorcycle Accidents Are More Costly in Many Ways

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Motorcycle Accidents

Cost of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents occur less frequently than other types of accidents on our roads in Texas and elsewhere. However, when they do happen, the costs can be significantly higher than auto accidents, according to a recently released study out of Canada….

Mar 3

Motorcycle Riders and Personal Injury Protection in Texas

Motorcycle riders and pip insurance

Motorcycle accidents, unfortunately, often lead to catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, lacerations, and terrible road rash on various parts of the body. In turn, these injuries may lead to costly medical bills and time spent away from work during…

Feb 12

A Look at Liability Issues in a Personal Injury Motorcycle Claim

by Tate Law Offices, P.C.Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle helmet

While motorcycles may provide a sense of freedom and attachment to nature for the riders and passengers, they don’t come without inherent risks. In fact, according to statistics provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2012 alone 4,667…

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Featured FAQ

How do I get the most money for my case?

Evidence is essential in order to get top dollar for an injury case. This means there must be proof of who was at fault for the accident and that the accident caused your injuries. Police reports and witness statements go a long way to proving fault while detailed medical records from qualified doctors (many times orthopedics or neurologists) are used to show the cause and extent of the injuries. We work to build a solid case in order to seek maximum compensation for our clients’ injuries.

Is there a benefit to being represented by a lawyer?

Most of the time in an accident injury situation, an insurance company will be your opponent. Insurance companies are very skilled at denying or minimizing injury claims – that’s how they make money. Insurance adjusters regularly deny claims that should be paid, or they offer only a small percent of the fair value of a claim. Our goal is the opposite. We develop a settlement package presenting our client’s case that often can result in our client receiving 10 to 20 times more compensation than what the insurance adjusters might offer for their injury claim. In such case, even after legal fees, our clients can net more money in their pocket. Even better, we work on a completely contingent basis, so there are no legal fees unless we are successful in collecting compensation for our clients.

Should I talk to the insurance company?

Do not talk to anyone at the insurance company. This includes their insurance adjusters and defense lawyers. Insurance companies frequently record phone conversations during which they ask leading questions designed to produce testimony that they can use to deny your case. If we are your lawyers, we will do the talking for you so you do not fall into the insurance company traps that are designed to decrease the value of your claim.

How do I pay my medical bills?

Medical bills can be paid through various manners such as health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Personal Injury Protection insurance funds, deferred billing, and letters of protection. Depending on all of the facts surrounding your case and the insurance companies involved, we produce a strategy that we believe will best benefit our clients. Also, even if our clients do not have access to health insurance, we can assist them with getting medical care that is paid at the end of the case – which means no upfront medical bills.

How do I collect my lost income?

Even if an injured person is not able to work after an accident, insurance company tactics are to disagree and assert that the person could work so the insurance companies can deny the claim for lost income. It is important to have a qualified doctor’s medical documentation that proves the inability to work for a certain period of time due to an injury. We work with our clients’ doctors and employers to prove the medical reason for not working and the calculation of lost earnings. This frequently results in a fight with the insurance company, but we believe that with solid evidence we are ultimately able to win the fight and collect our clients’ lost income.

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