Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Nothing can be more frightening for a motorcycle rider than seeing a car coming into his lane or failing to stop because the driver is not paying attention. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Houston, Tx can help you put your life back together. Call 1-800-298-0111 for a free consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer today.

Motorcycle Crash Statistics

In 2018, 4985 motorcycle riders were killed in crashes in the United States.  See the NHTSA report. In 2019, 410 motorcycle riders lost their lives on Texas roadways according to TXDOT. And, for those who survive, motorcycle accidents can produce some of the most horrible injuries of any roadway crash due to the level of exposure of the rider.  Call a lawyer who you can trust to fight for your rights.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?

When you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer promptly after a wreck, the lawyer can take actions to preserve the motorcycle as evidence, secure any video from cameras that may have caught the accident, take statements from eyewitnesses, and file a claim to obtain compensation for the damages to the bike as well as the rider.  The longer you delay in taking action, the more this kind of evidence has a tendency to disappear.

What Does a Lawyer for Motorcycle Wreck Cost?

You can speak to a lawyer regarding your motorcycle accident for free by calling 1-800-298-0111.  Furthermore, when our motorcycle accident attorneys take the case, we charge you no fees unless we make a recovery for you.  We are paid a percentage of our recovery and reimbursed our expenses only if we recover a settlement or judgment for you.

What Damages Can You Seek When Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

If you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle wreck that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to be compensated for:

  • repair and/or replacement cost of your motorcycle
  • past medical bills
  • future medical expenses
  • pain and suffering
  • physical impairment
  • lost wages
  • mental anguish and emotional distress
  • scarring and disfigurement

What Damages Can You Seek When a Rider is Killed in an Accident?

If you have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to recover additional losses such as:

  • funeral expenses
  • loss of earning capacity
  • loss of household services
  • loss of society and companionship
  • loss of inheritance

For specific details on each damage element, please see: What damages can I recover in a personal injury case?

Do Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Work on a Contingency Fee Basis?

All lawyers are different, but the motorcycle accident attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay only if we make a recovery for you in your case.

Overcoming Drivers’ and Jurors’ Prejudices Against Motorcyclists

People who drive cars commonly have a prejudice against motorcyclists. It can be difficult to see a motorcycle on the road, especially when drivers are not paying attention or do not care about motorcyclists. Because of this, many drivers take the attitude that motorcyclists must lookout for cars and not vice-versa. When drivers of cars or commercial trucks think they own the road and fail to see motorcycles, the results can be tragic.

Know Your Rights

Motorcyclists have as much right to the road as any other driver. As experienced Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers, we have been able to overcome the prejudice some drivers have against our clients and get them the medical and financial recovery they need and deserve for their personal injuries and property damage. We work closely with engineers, accident reconstructionists, medical and forensic experts, rehabilitation experts, and others who can help us fully evaluate the circumstances of each case and the needs of each client.

Call Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. at 1-800-298-0111 for your free consultation today.

Other Helpful Information for Riders

How Can Motorcycle Riders Protect Themselves from Unsafe Drivers?

If you ride a motorcycle, you should be aware of the following precautions that may save your life:

  • Be visible – make sure cars and trucks see you – if they don’t see you or if you are in another vehicle’s blind spot, use your horn.

  • Always wear a helmet (45% of all motorcycle fatalities in Texas involved a rider not wearing a helmet. Texas law provides that all people under 21 must wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle, and people over 21 may not wear a helmet if they have proof of completion of a training course or proof of insurance covering injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident).
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing, such as boots, leathers, gloves, long sleeves, and pants, etc.

  • Wear light-colored clothing or even clothing with reflective material.

  • Stay awake, sober, and alert at all times.

  • Avoid weaving in and out of traffic and lane splitting.

  • Make sure your headlight is working and is on, even during the day (Texas law requires motorcycles manufactured after 1975 to have a working headlight on at all times during day and night).

  • Drive defensively – obey the speed limit, be aware of your position and the positions of other vehicles and pedestrians, be alert at intersections, and navigate intersections carefully.

Client Review

Review: 5/5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Simmons and Fletcher law firm went above and beyond for me. I was in a bad wreck that requires neck surgery. They constantly called and checked on me to see how I was doing. They showed that they cared about me not just my case. I was also going through a rough divorce case at the same time. They helped me out in so many ways I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to fight for me. Chris Fletcher made sure I got what I deserved. Stephanie Quinn was amazing, she always so caring and checked on me. If I needed anything she acted quickly and made sure things were taken care of. I didn’t have as much stress through this whole process thanks to the hard work and effort they put in. Not many attorneys care about you as a person as well as take care of your case. I would recommend anyone to use Simmons and Fletcher as their attorney.” – Amber R., actual client.

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