Arlington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a motorcycling accident in Arlington, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, your medical bills, your financial losses, and other hardships you faced as a result of the crash. The Texas personal injury lawyers of Queenan Law are ready with more than 20 years of experience to put to work pursuing the maximum compensation for your accident.
Let Queenan Law deal with settlement negotiations, so that you don’t have to go through the stress and anxiety of fighting the insurance company while you are recovering from an injury. We are proud to provide quality representation for injured bikers and motorcycle passengers in Arlington, and will fight vigorously with the goal of holding the at-fault driver accountable for your suffering and expenses. To talk about your Arlington motorcycle injury claim in a free consultation, call our law offices at (817) 476-1797 today.
Common Motorcycling Injuries from Collisions with Cars and Trucks
As any motorcyclist can tell you, little compares to the thrill of riding the open road beneath a vast Texas sky, especially during the pleasant spring and fall months when temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities. Unfortunately, the freedom and excitement of motorcycling in Arlington can be destroyed by careless or reckless drivers, who are responsible for many of the motorcycling injuries that occur on Arlington’s highways, city streets, and quiet suburban roads.
While a person can be badly injured in any type of auto accident, motorcycle accidents are particularly notorious for having high rates of deaths and serious injuries. To quote the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 26 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes” during 2013.
Studies on injury patterns have shown that when crashes occur, motorcyclists often sustain injuries to their lower extremities, such as leg injuries, knee injuries, foot injuries, and ankle injuries. Bone fractures, crush injuries, and large lacerations leading to massive blood loss are common. Limbs can be traumatically amputated during an accident, or, may need to be medically amputated later if the tissue damage is too severe to repair.
It is also common for motorcyclists to suffer debilitating, sometimes fatal head injuries and brain injuries, particularly in cases where a helmet was not worn. Head and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are sometimes accompanied by neck injuries, which can damage the upper spinal cord and lead to paralysis and loss of sensation. Other types of injuries that can result from motorcycle crashes include:
- Abdominal Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Degloving Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Joint Dislocations
- Severe “Road Rash” (Skin Abrasion)
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Sprain Injuries
- Strain Injuries
How Much Compensation Can You Get for a Motorcycle Crash in Texas?
The answer to this question depends on a multitude of factors that vary from case to case, including but not limited to:
- The extent to which your employability, earning capacity, and general quality of life will be affected.
- The nature and severity of your injuries.
- Whether your injuries caused or will cause permanent scarring or disfigurement, especially if the scar is in a prominently visible location such as the face.
- Your medical treatment.
Because every situation is unique, it is essential that you speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Arlington in order to get a clearer idea of whether you have a claim, and if so, how much it may be worth. We will put your accident under a legal microscope, carefully analyzing every scrap of evidence, to first calculate your short-term and long-term losses and expenses, then aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Compensation may be available to you if the other driver was at fault for your accident due to recklessness or negligence. Potential examples include:
- Driving while distracted by text messages, phone apps, or other distractions.
- Driving while intoxicated.
- Failing to signal properly when turning.
- Falling asleep at the wheel.
- Ignoring stop signs or running red lights.
- Speeding excessively, especially in poor weather.
Arlington, Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Handling Personal Injury Claims
Whether you were the person who was injured or the injury victim’s loved one, coping with the aftermath of a serious motorcycle wreck can be a financially, emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting process that demands all of your time, strength, and energy. When you’re adjusting to the profound life changes brought on by a motorcycle crash in Texas, you shouldn’t have to additionally handle the aggravating, complicated task of fighting for the compensation you may be rightfully owed.
Allow our team of experienced motorcycle crash lawyers in Arlington to pursue justice and compensation on your behalf, so that you can focus on healing, resting, and putting your life back together. The attorneys of Queenan Law are available to skillfully and efficiently handle Arlington motorcycling accident claims arising from all types of crashes, including but not limited to:
- Head-On Collisions
- Intersection Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Side-Impact (“T-Bone”) Crashes
- Sideswipe Accidents
We are highly familiar with the local roads where crashes are commonplace, and can assist the victims of motorcycling accidents that occur in or on Arlington streets, parking lots, parking garages, or highways, such as:
- US 287
At Queenan Law, we are passionate about upholding justice for injured motorcyclists, so please do not hesitate to contact us for a free and confidential discussion of your claim. To learn more about whether compensation may be available for your accident in Arlington, call Queenan Law at (817) 476-1797 right away.