Motorcycling is a fun and rewarding hobby for thousands of Greater Houston residents. Unfortunately, other drivers on the road can create terrible hazards for motorcyclists by engaging in careless, unsafe driving practices, such as texting while driving, running red lights, or speeding on the highway. In fact, many of the motorcycle crashes that occur in Houston each year are preventable accidents which are caused by other motorists.
If you or someone you love was recently injured while motorcycling in Houston, it’s important for you to know that compensation could be available for your medical bills, income losses, and other expenses arising from your accident. You may also be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. To find out if you could have a Texas motorcycle accident claim in a free and confidential legal consultation, call the Houston personal injury attorneys of Queenan Law at (817) 476-1797 for immediate assistance.
Types of Motorcycling Injury Claims Our Law Firm Handles
Queenan Law Firm, P.C. is a Texas personal injury law firm representing injury victims and, in wrongful death cases, the surviving spouses and family members of fatal motorcycle accident victims. Our renowned legal team possesses more than 20 years of experience handling a diverse assortment of personal injury claims and lawsuits with compassion, skill, and efficiency, giving us deep insight into the hardships and expenses that motorcycle crash victims must deal with as they recover from their injuries.
At Queenan Law, we put our extensive knowledge to work in every claim we handle, because our goal is to obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible for our clients, even if that means going to court. Whether we are negotiating a settlement or litigating a case in court, we are tenacious, dedicated, and aggressive.
Motorcycle accidents can produce many different types of injuries, ranging from minor injuries to injuries which are disabling, catastrophic, and tragically, sometimes fatal. We are highly familiar with personal injury claims involving a very broad range of motorcycling injuries, including but not limited to:
- Abdominal Injuries
- Amputation Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Burn Injuries
- Cervical Spine Injury (“Whiplash”)
- Dislocated Joints
- Facial Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Hand Injuries
- Injured Fingers and Toes
- Internal or External Bleeding
- Mouth and Tooth Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Organ Damage
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Skin Abrasion (“Road Rash”)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Sprain and Strain Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrist Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Even if you do not see the injury or type of case you are looking for on the list above, we encourage you to contact our law offices for a free consultation. If you were hurt while riding your motorcycle because of another driver’s careless actions, or if you suffered an injury due to a defect in your motorcycle, you may have a claim.
Injury Compensation for Motorcycle Crash Victims in Texas
Texas is a fault state in terms of auto insurance. When a driver causes an automotive accident, his or her liability insurance, which is mandatory to carry in certain amounts, will step in to cover the injury victim’s expenses resulting from the accident. However, the injury victim must be able to prove that his or her accident, and the resulting injuries, were caused by the driver.
This may be accomplished through a range of sources of evidence, such as eyewitness testimony, medical records of the treatment you received, and photographs of the vehicle damage and accident site. If you are able to demonstrate that the other driver caused your crash and injuries, the insurance company may agree to a settlement after negotiating an amount. However, if the insurance company refuses to settle the claim, it may be necessary to bring the case to court.
Drivers are frequently at fault when motorcycle accidents occur in Texas. Some examples of ways drivers cause motorcycle crashes by acting with recklessness or negligence include:
- Disobeying traffic laws.
- Driving through stop signs or red lights.
- Driving while intoxicated by alcohol, drugs, or both.
- Engaging in aggressive driving.
- Failing to signal.
- Falling asleep behind the wheel.
- Following at an unsafe distance (“tailgating”).
- Speeding excessively.
Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Handling Settlements and Lawsuits
A motorcycle crash is a terrifying, potentially traumatizing event that can profoundly alter the rest of you and your loved ones’ lives. While no amount of compensation can turn back the clock on your injuries, you deserve the closure and peace of mind that comes from knowing someone is working hard to hold the driver who injured you accountable for their dangerous and thoughtless actions. You should not have to carry the heavy burden of paying for another person’s mistakes.
Let our motorcycle accident lawyers in Houston work to bring your claim to a favorable resolution. We are here to answer your questions, offer support, and, most crucially, vigorously pursue any compensation you are rightfully owed. Queenan Law proudly serves Greater Houston, including Sugar Land and The Woodlands, and offers free initial consultations. To start talking about your motorcycle accident claim in a free legal consultation with Queenan Law, call our law offices at (817) 476-1797.