According to TxDOT’s most recent statistics, over the course of one year:
463 motorcycle riders died in crashes (430 drivers and 33 passengers)
2,022 motorcycle riders suffered incapacitating injuries (1,822 drivers and 200 passengers).
The Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys of Tate Law Offices, P.C., understand why more and more men and women are being drawn to motorcycle riding in Dallas. Many ride for recreation. They enjoy the thrill of the open road and the friendships they can forge as members of a motorcycle organization. From Big Bend Country to the South Texas Plains, our state offers plenty of scenic rides. Others use motorcycles as their main form of transportation because they are cost-efficient.
Our personal injury attorneys also understand why Dallas motorcycle accidents are increasing. The reality is that too many car and truck drivers do not know how to safely share the road with motorcycles. Many crashes are caused by vehicle drivers who either fail to recognize motorcyclists or refuse to respect their rights.
We can bring our deep appreciation for motorcycle riding and our keen understanding of the legal issues in motorcycle accidents to your case. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash in Dallas, you can count on Tate Law Offices, P.C., to work to truly protect your rights.
What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Dallas?
The steps you take immediately after a motorcycle crash will go a long way towards protecting your right to a maximum recovery in your case.
Our Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys suggest that you:
We can get to work right away on preserving evidence, dealing with insurance companies and taking action to seek just compensation for your physical, mental and financial harm.
Tell the insurance companies to call us, not you. Anything you say can be used against you by the insurer in an attempt to minimize or deny your motorcycle accident claim. It is also a good idea to stay away from speaking to others about the crash or discussing it on social media.
Motorcycle accident victims can suffer severe injuries. After your initial treatment, make sure to get evaluated and treated by a specialist and follow your recommended care plan. If you do not have health insurance, we can assist you in getting the medical care you need.
Save the police accident report, pictures of your motorcycle and the accident scene, medical bills, motorcycle repair bills and letters from the insurance company. We can address all of these issues for you. So, whatever you have, provide to us, and we will assist you. If you don’t have anything, we will get to work on acquiring the information.