Skilled Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you put your life back together if you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident that was not your fault. In 2021, there were 5,932 motorcycle riders killed in crashes in the United States. 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. These accidents can happen in so many ways but there is one fact that we have seen over and over in these cases–drivers are distracted and simply do not watch for motorcycles. Our firm fights for motorcycle accident victims and has been doing so since 1979. Call 1-800-298-0111 for a free consultation with a skilled Houston motorcycle accident lawyer today.
How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?
When you hire a motorcycle accident lawyer promptly after a wreck, the lawyer can take steps 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 watch out 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.