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You Deserve Fair Compensation…
Regardless of Your Citizenship or Documentation

Motorcycle accidents cover a wide range of incidents, from collisions with other vehicles to single-vehicle accidents caused by hazardous road conditions. These often lead to severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, and road rash. The vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road heightens the potential for catastrophic outcomes.

At Paxton Law Firm, we believe that every individual deserves fair compensation for their injuries, regardless of their citizenship or documentation status. Individuals without proper documentation often avoid seeking legal help because they fear a lawsuit could lead to legal repercussions like deportation. However, all individuals have the right to pursue legal action and seek justice for their injuries and losses. Our team is committed to advocating for the rights of all clients, ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve to rebuild their lives.

Common Reasons for Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Driver negligence, including distracted driving, speeding, and failure to yield
  • Lane splitting or sharing, leading to collisions with other vehicles
  • Hazardous road conditions such as potholes, gravel, or oil spills
  • Vehicle blind spots, especially in larger vehicles like trucks and buses
  • Weather conditions such as rain, fog, or strong winds affecting visibility and road grip
  • Inexperienced or reckless motorcyclists, including those who perform stunts
  • Mechanical failures or defects in motorcycles, including brake or tire issues
  • Intoxicated driving by either motorcyclists or other motorists
  • Failure to follow traffic laws and signals
  • Wildlife or animals unexpectedly crossing the road

Beware of Insurance Companies After Motorcycle Accidents… Even When They Sound Caring or Friendly

After a motorcycle accident, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster who may appear concerned about your health. However, beware of their true intentions, as their primary goal is to minimize the insurance company’s payout. They may ask seemingly innocuous questions, like how you’re feeling or if you’re receiving medical treatment, but be cautious. Anything you say could be used against you to devalue your claim or shift blame onto you.

The adjuster might also request a recorded statement or medical authorization, claiming it’s necessary to process your claim. Remember, you’re not obligated to provide this information without consulting legal counsel. Insurance companies use various tactics to protect their bottom line, so it’s essential to have experienced legal representation like Paxton Law Firm to safeguard your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Steps to Take Immediately After Motorcycle Accidents:

  • Move to a safe location if possible and check for injuries.
  • Dial 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance.
  • Take photos of the accident site, vehicle damage, and any visible injuries.
  • Obtain contact and insurance details from other parties involved, as well as witnesses.
  • Refrain from discussing fault or apologizing, as this could be misconstrued.
  • Even if you feel fine, see a doctor promptly to assess any hidden injuries.
  • Report the accident but avoid providing detailed statements without legal guidance.
  • Keep records of medical bills, repair estimates, and any correspondence with insurance companies.
  • Consult with a personal injury attorney like those at Paxton Law Firm to protect your rights.

Motorcycle Accidents FAQs

How soon should I contact my insurance company after a motorcycle accident?

It’s advisable to contact your insurance company as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident to report the incident. However, refrain from providing detailed statements or accepting settlements without consulting legal counsel. Insurance adjusters may pressure you to settle quickly or make statements that could harm your claim. By involving an experienced attorney early in the process, you can protect your rights.

How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident claim in Texas?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, including motorcycle accident claims, is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, it’s essential to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure compliance with all legal deadlines and preserve evidence. Waiting too long to pursue a claim can affect your ability to recover compensation.

What types of compensation can I seek after a motorcycle accident?

  • After a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to various types of compensation, including:
  • Medical expenses for past and future medical treatments, surgeries, and medications.
  • Compensation for income lost due to missed work or reduced earning capacity.
  • Damages for physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Reimbursement for repairs or replacement of your motorcycle and other damaged property.
  • Additional compensation awarded to punish the at-fault party for egregious behavior.

Lady Justice Is Blind…
but We Help Her See the Truth

Paxton Law Firm is committed to helping you seek justice after a motorcycle accident. Unlike larger firms where clients may feel like just another case number, we treat each individual as if they are our only client and offer compassionate guidance through every step of the process. We fight tirelessly to ensure you receive the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses — schedule your free consultation today to explore your options.

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