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Austin Motorcycle Accident Attorney

When a vehicle collides with a motorcycle, the rider will typically suffer the worst of the damages. A motorcyclist may experience broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations and other serious injuries in an accident. If the crash was caused by another party’s negligence, the victim may have grounds for a claim. 

At the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS, our Austin personal injury lawyers represent motorcyclists during insurance claims and civil lawsuits in Austin, Texas. We can also help surviving loved ones after fatal motorcycle accidents in Austin. Please contact our Austin motorcycle accident attorneys if you or a loved one was recently in a motorcycle accident. You may be eligible to obtain compensation. We offer free initial consultations.

What Makes Our Law Firm Unique?

  • We can settle most motorcycle accident cases out of court, saving you time and money.
  • We have the ability to go to trial if your suit needs to for maximum compensation.
  • We have obtained millions of dollars for clients. We have a 99% success rate.
  • We are a full-service law firm that only focuses on personal injury.
  • We do not charge fees on Austin motorcycle accident claims unless we win.

Why Should I Hire an Austin Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

After hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you during a motorcycle accident claim, you can relax and focus on your physical and emotional healing. Your lawyer will handle the legwork of your case on your behalf, from investigating causation and gathering evidence to filing a claim before the deadline. An attorney will prevent a driver’s insurance carrier from taking advantage of you. Although many insurers have biases against motorcyclists, a lawyer can increase your chances of securing fair and full compensation. While you recuperate, your lawyer can handle all the legal aspects of your claim.

Three Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Under Texas’ fault-based insurance rules, you must file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company after a motorcycle accident. This takes identifying who or what caused your collision. At the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS, we have the tools to investigate your Austin motorcycle accident case for signs of causation.

  1. Distracted or inattentive drivers. Drivers can cause motorcycle collisions through distracted, drowsy, drunk or negligent driving. Following too closely, speeding and failing to yield the right-of-way are common crash-related driver mistakes.
  2. Poorly designed or maintained roads. Even a minor road defect could cause a motorcycle crash. It is up to the City of Austin to properly design, maintain, and repair its roads for the optimal safety of its motorists.
  3. Motorcycle product defects. A defective piece of equipment on your motorcycle could cause a serious accident. This might be the case, for example, if you were injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident. The manufacturer or distributor could be liable in this case.

Whether you know what caused your accident or need a lawyer to investigate, our Austin motorcycle accident attorneys can help you bring a claim in Austin. We can take over legal processes such as settlement negotiations with a claims adjuster on your behalf. We will make sure you do not settle for less than your injuries and damages demand, even if that means proceeding to trial.

What Damages are Available to Motorcycle Accident Victims?

Every motorcycle accident case is unique, so the amount of compensation and types of damages available vary. Our accident lawyers regularly help motorcycle accident victims in Travis County recover the following:

  • Coverage of all collision-related medical expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver

What is My Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

The value of your claim is likely to depend on a variety of factors, including your injuries, your age, your degree of liability for the accident, and how long it takes you to recover. As a general rule, you should be compensated for all your injury damages and expenses, now and in the future, including:

  • The cost of medical care, now and in the future
  • The repair or replacement of your motorcycle
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work while recovering from your motorcycle injuries
  • Loss of future income if you cannot work due to a permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering

Your Austin motorcycle accident attorney will fight for the full value of your claim and take your case to trial if the insurance company does not make a fair settlement offer.

Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Motorcycle Accident?

If a negligent motorist strikes you while you’re riding your motorcycle, you have different options for financial recovery. In Texas, drivers are required to carry the following insurance:

  • $30,000 in coverage for injury or death to one person
  • $60,000 in coverage per accident 
  • $25,000 in coverage for property damage

If the driver who hit you lacks sufficient coverage, you may be able to recover the rest of your damages from your Underinsured Motorist Coverage if you have it. Another option may be your personal injury protection (PIP) policy, which can pay your medical bills up to the policy limit as well as 80% of lost income and the cost of hiring a necessary caregiver. Finally, if these recovery avenues are exhausted and you still have expenses, you may sue the at-fault driver directly. Your Austin motorcycle accident attorney at our firm will identify all options for obtaining the compensation you need.

How Long Do I Have to File a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Texas law states that personal injury claims, including those involving motorcycle accidents, must be filed within two years of the accident. After that deadline, the court and insurance company will probably deny your claim, although there may be exceptions if the defendant leaves the state or you are incapacitated at the time of the accident.

This is why you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Evidence must be gathered before filing a claim, and you need to know how long it will take you to recover from your injuries. As all of this takes time, you should consult a lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact Our Austin Accident Attorneys for Legal Advice

Filing a motorcycle crash suit could help you recover compensation and finally move forward. The award you receive with help from our Austin motorcycle accident lawyers could include amounts to cover your past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of consortium, motorcycle repairs, pain and suffering, traumatic brain injuries. legal fees, and more. One or more parties may owe you financial compensation for your severe damages. When you reach out to the Austin personal injury lawyers at the Villarreal & Begum, LAW GUNS, you’ll find out more about your unique motorcycle accident claim.

Call (512) 800-0000 or contact us online to request a free consultation. Contact us as soon as possible to avoid missing your filing deadline.