As a personal injury and wrongful death lawyer who handles motorcycle crashes in the Dallas area, I’m very familiar with the severity of injuries involved in single motorcycle and motorcycle versus vehicle crashes. Most motorcycle accidents—even the ones where relatively low speeds are involved—result in moderate to severe injuries to the operator. And regardless of how carefully you operate your bike, you can never account for the random actions of other drivers on the Dallas County roadways.
The state of Texas has some of the most lenient motorcycle laws in the nation. Naturally, regardless of the legal requirements, it is still recommended that you wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing to minimize your injuries in the event of a crash. Even when a biker is wearing protective gear, however, the potential for injury, disfigurement, and death is high. Victims of motorcycle crashes may require hospitalization, surgery, prescription drugs, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and may lose wages or become unemployable. None of this takes into account the pain and suffering associated with serious bodily injury. Depending on the severity of the crash and the level of injuries, damage amounts can easily reach several hundred thousand dollars. Personal injury attorneys are the most qualified to calculate appropriate settlement amounts. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash in Dallas, Irving, Fort Worth, or anywhere else in Texas, you should contact a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
If you own and operate a motorcycle in Dallas-Fort Worth or anywhere else in TX, you are required to carry:
However, this insurance only covers other parties who are injured in the accident if you are found at fault. If you are found at fault in a motorcycle crash, you may not have an avenue to pursue compensation unless you carry additional coverage. If the other party is at fault, your personal injury attorney can pursue a claim with the other party’s insurer, or in the event that he or she is uninsured, file a civil suit against the at-fault party. Depending on the other party’s coverage limits, your personal injury lawyer may be forced to seek compensation on your behalf from both sources.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, seek medical attention immediately. Then contact a competent, reputable Dallas personal injury lawyer—one with a proven track record of winning jury awards on settlements for his or her clients.