Motorcyclists face risks each time they ride their motorcycles. They face risks from other drivers, hazardous road conditions, poor weather conditions, and defective motorcycle parts. Unfortunately, for some riders, these risks lead to a motorcycle accident.
Thousands of motorcyclists are killed or injured in motorcycle crashes each year. In 2018, 418 riders and passengers died in motorcycle accidents in Texas. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Houston, we can help.
The Houston motorcycle accident attorneys of The Alfred Firm have extensive experience handling injury claims throughout the greater Houston area. Call (713) 470-9714 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident claim. Our lawyers handle motorcycle accident claims on a contingency fee, so you won’t pay any attorney’s fees until we recover money for your claim.
A motorcycle accident attorney protects your legal right to receive fair and just compensation for your injuries and damages. However, there are other reasons why you should consult with our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers.
Because of the lack of protection, a rider can sustain severe and life-threatening injuries in a motorcycle accident. Even though a rider wears a motorcycle helmet, gloves, boots, and other protective gear, the impact of a collision with another motor vehicle can cause traumatic injuries.
A motorcyclist who sustains permanent impairments or disabilities could face a lifetime of medical costs and loss of income.
You want to ensure that you include all damages in the motorcycle accident claim and calculate the value of your claim correctly. The insurance claims adjuster is not going to tell you the actual value of your injury claim.
You need an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer to review your claim and calculate the value of the claim based on damages including:
Your attorney ensures that all allowable damages are included in your injury claim at the maximum value for each category of damage.
There is an unfair and untrue stereotype of motorcyclists as being dangerous and reckless on the road. Insurance companies are aware of this negative stereotype. If the insurance company can use this negative impression of motorcyclists to convince a jury you are partially to blame for the crash, you could receive nothing for your motorcycle accident claim.
Under Texas modified comparative fault laws, if the rider is 51 percent or more to blame for the crash, the rider cannot recover any compensation for injuries or damages. Even if the insurance company cannot convince a jury you are over 51 percent at fault for the crash, it can save money if it can convince the jury you are even 10 percent at fault. Your compensation is reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you for the accident.
Our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers are familiar with this insurance tactic. We understand how to fight against negative stereotypes and bad faith insurance tactics to protect your right to fair compensation for your claim.
We respect motorcyclists. Our Houston personal injury lawyers are dedicated to fighting for the rights of riders to be treated fairly after a motorcycle accident.
Call The Alfred Firm at (713) 470-9714 to schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Houston.