If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in the Irving area, contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at Tate Law Offices and get help today. Insurance companies work hard to avoid fairly compensating injured motorcyclists after accidents. An insurer may try to blame a rider for an accident caused by others.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in North Central Texas, you can count on Tate Law Offices, P.C., to fight for your rights. Attorneys Tim Tate and Chris Rehmet are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, where they are included among the Top Trial Lawyers in America®. Tim Tate also has been named to D magazine’s list of Best Lawyers in Irving for his work as a personal injury lawyer. The law firm’s goal is to help injured motorcyclists get top dollar after a Irving motorcycle accident so they have the financial means to recover. Our legal team understands that after a motorcycle accident, your future may be at stake.
Contact Tate Law Offices in Irving now for a free initial consultation about your accident and legal options. We do not charge legal fees or claim expenses until we have recovered money for you.
We’ll Determine How Your Motorcycle Accident Occurred
The legal team at Tate Law Offices will investigate your motorcycle accident to determine who should be held financially responsible for your injuries and other losses.
In collisions between cars and motorcycles, the automobile driver is more often at fault. Drivers often fail to see motorcyclists in traffic and overlook approaching motorcycles. Two-thirds of collisions between motorcycles and cars happen because motorists violate the motorcyclists’ right of way.
It is true that motorcycles are smaller and more difficult to see in traffic than cars and trucks. But “I didn’t see him” is not a valid excuse after a collision.
Motorcyclists have every right to use the public roads in Texas, and motorists are legally obligated to look for motorcycles in traffic to avoid accidents.
Motorcycle accidents occur because of the same types of driver carelessness and disregard for safety that leads to other motor vehicle accidents, such as:
- Distracted Driving (particularly texting while driving and other cellphone use)
- Fatigued or “Drowsy” Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Pedestrians or Cyclists
- Drugged Driving
- Aggressive Driving (speeding, failing to yield, frequent lane changes and passing, tailgating, fast starts from stoplights and stop signs).
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident involving another vehicle, you should contact a knowledgeable lawyer about conducting a thorough investigation. A Tate Law Offices investigation goes much further than what local law enforcement can devote to an accident.
Our attorney can uncover how the accident occurred and why you were injured. If the crash was caused by another motorist’s negligence or recklessness, our Irving motorcycle accident lawyers will work to hold the driver and his or her insurance company accountable for your injuries.
Common Injuries Seen in Irving Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motorcyclists are not protected by the passenger compartment of an automobile or truck. Riders are vulnerable to catastrophic injuries in collisions with cars or trucks. In addition to the initial violent impact of a collision, motorcyclists may suffer additional injuries by being thrown onto the road or against another structure or object.
In some cases, the motorcycle lands on the rider, or the motorcyclist is run over, dragged and/or hit by the vehicle that hit them or, in traffic, by a second motor vehicle.
Serious injuries typically seen in motorcycle accident cases include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), including damage to motor function and cognitive abilities;
- Spinal cord injury, which leads to paralysis;
- Neck and back injuries, such as broken vertebrae, ruptured disks and torn or strained muscles, tendons and ligaments;
- Internal organ injuries, including the heart, lungs, liver and/or bowels;
- Broken bones, typically of arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers, toes, but also broken ribs and sternum (chest bone);
- Facial injuries, causing disfigurement and scarring;
- Lacerations and heavy bleeding, including abrasions, or injuries in which large patches of skin are torn from underlying tissue. If heavy bleeding is not promptly controlled, it can cause the injured person to go into shock, which may prove fatal.
Serious motorcycle accident injuries require emergency care, as well as surgery in many cases. An injured motorcyclist may face lengthy physical, occupational and/or vocational rehabilitation, and may still be permanently disabled.
To recover financially from serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident caused by another motorist, you will need an experienced Irving motorcycle accident lawyer to advocate aggressively for you. The attorneys of Tate Law Offices in Irving have the experience and resources necessary to help you pursue an injury claim for all the compensation you are due.
Proper Compensation for You in a Irving Motorcycle Accident Claim
Tate Law Offices seeks top dollar compensation for losses our clients have suffered in motorcycle accidents.
A fair settlement reimburses you for your out-of-pocket costs and future losses associated with the accident, and for your noneconomic losses due to pain, suffering and adverse changes to your life.
Depending on the specific details of your injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation for:
- All past, current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages during recovery and in the future
- Costs of repair or replacement of your motorcycle
- Physical impairment / disability
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household services
- Pain and suffering.
When a motorcyclist has been permanently disabled in an accident, we may work with life care planning consultants to project our client’s medical expenses and need for living assistance in the years ahead. These may include the costs of anticipated medical treatment, medications and consumable medical supplies, assistive devices (wheelchairs, hospital beds, etc.), in-home assistance or nursing care, etc.
We also may hire economic consultants to calculate the lost income a disabled client will experience in the years ahead if he or she is no longer able to work. This accounts for the value of money lost due to unrealized wages, benefits, retirement account growth, and anticipated promotions or career advancement.
We also gather statements from you, your family, friends, and colleagues to demonstrate the impact of the accident and your injuries on your lifestyle and quality of life.
Our legal team will submit demand letters on your behalf to insurance companies, requesting compensation that reflects the full cost of your injuries. We will negotiate aggressively for a full and complete settlement.
In most motorcycle accident claims, we can negotiate an appropriate settlement based on the strength of our investigation and the evidence we compile. It will be up to you to decide whether to accept the settlement. Accepting a settlement allows you to receive compensation more quickly and avoids the risk of a trial. It lets you get on with your life.
If we cannot negotiate an appropriate settlement, the highly skilled trial lawyers of Tate Law Offices will take your case to court fully prepared to seek justice for you in a Irving County court.
Accident attorneys from Tate Law Offices have a history of successfully negotiating injury claim settlements with insurance company defense attorneys in the Irving area. We have an equally impressive record in federal and state court located in Irving County, TX.
If we handle your motorcycle injury claim, we will provide our legal services on a contingency-fee basis. You will not pay legal fees or case costs unless we recover money for you in a settlement or in court. That is our commitment to the injured people we represent.
Our Irving Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers Will Seek Compensation for You
Contact Tate Law Offices in Irving for experienced and dedicated legal assistance if you or a loved one of yours has been injured in a motorcycle accident. Our skilled attorneys investigate motorcycle accidents and injuries, and work diligently to obtain all possible compensation for the unjustly injured.
We represent accident victims and their families in the Irving area with full realization that their future is at stake. We promise you the personal attention you deserve, and that we will always be available to answer your questions. Tate Law Offices has been repeatedly recognized for providing ethical, professional and compassionate services to our clients.
Contact Tate Law Offices now by clicking here or calling us to set up a free initial consultation. Get to know our team, and let’s get started on your road to financial recovery.