Motorcycle accidents can be devastating for the rider. Motorcyclists die in traffic accidents at a disproportionate rate to the number of motorcycles on the road. An accident that does not injure a motor vehicle driver could take the life of a vulnerable motorcyclist. Unfortunately, dangerous and distracted drivers cause hundreds of motorcycle accidents each year. If you were injured in a motorcycle crash in San Marcos, Texas, contact Villarreal & Begum Law Firm for a free consultation. A driver or another party may owe you compensation.
Motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic for victims. The design of a motorcycle offers significantly less protection than a standard motor vehicle. The rider does not have a metal shell, seat belt or airbag to prevent injuries. Ejection from the motorcycle and impact with the road or other vehicles could lead to serious injuries for the rider.
The design of a motorcycle also exposes riders to a higher risk of accidents. A motorcycle cannot as easily handle roadway defects, for example, Wet, muddy, gravelly, uneven or cracked roads could cause a motorcycle accident and serious injuries. Motorcycles are also small and difficult to see, increasing the risk of collisions with motor vehicle drivers.
Obtaining fair compensation for a motorcycle accident begins with identifying the defendant, or the party responsible for your damages. Do not confess fault at the scene of a motorcycle accident. Call the police and relay your side of the story. Then, wait for an official investigation or contact a lawyer to find out who might be at fault for the collision.
Determining motorcycle accident liability is one of the many tasks we can complete for you at Villarreal & Begum Law Firm. From there, we can bring a claim against the at-fault party and pursue maximum financial compensation on your behalf. Our lawyers may be able to obtain compensation for your hospital bills, motorcycle repairs/replacement, lost wages, physical pain and emotional suffering.
Protecting your rights is vital as someone injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas. Insurance companies may work against you to minimize their liability. They may use biases against motorcyclists to interfere with your financial recovery. Fight back by hiring a San Marcos, Texas injury lawyer to represent you. A lawyer can force an insurance company to treat your claim fairly. A lawyer can also negotiate for maximum compensation for your many damages. Discuss your claim in more detail today by contacting our Austin office at (512) 888-7777.