League City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Injured Victims
A motorcycle accident can change your life. You may be dealing with severe bodily injuries, new disabilities, and numerous physical and emotional challenges. You may be struggling to cope with the unexpected and tragic loss of a loved one. In any case, you and your family are likely facing significant financial hardships, from mounting medical bills to weeks, months, or even years of lost wages.
At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we understand the difficulties you are facing, as well as the many challenges that still lay ahead. Our League City motorcycle accident attorneys are here to help you navigate the aftermath of the accident, including by taking legal action against the person or party responsible.
By filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the liable party, you can seek fair financial compensation for your accident-related losses, such as medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. While monetary compensation cannot undo the trauma you have experienced, a fair settlement or verdict can provide much-needed resources and allow you and your family to heal.
Learn more during a free, no-obligation consultation with our team. Call (713) 609-1930 or submit an online contact form today to request an appointment.
Common Injuries Resulting from Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcyclists do not have the same protections as occupants of passenger vehicles—such as seatbelts, airbags, and sturdy vehicle frames—they are much more likely to be injured or killed in traffic accidents.
Some of the most common types of injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Burns, including friction burns, or “road rash”
- Head, neck, and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries
- Organ damage
- Facial injuries
- “Crush” injuries and accidental amputation
Such catastrophic injuries can have life-altering effects, leading to significant and permanent disability or impairment. In many cases, these injuries ultimately prove fatal.
While motorcyclists can take certain safety precautions to avoid serious injuries—such as wearing approved motorcycle helmets and heavy, protective clothing—they are still at risk any time they share the road with others. If you or your loved one has suffered a severe injury due to a motorcycle accident, seek immediate medical attention. Then, call the League City motorcycle accident attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC for help fighting for fair compensation.
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
Most motorcycle accidents are the result of negligence, whether on the part of the motorcyclist or, more often, another driver on the road.
This negligence can take many forms, such as:
- Reckless or aggressive driving
- Driving too fast for current conditions
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Violating traffic laws
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Making dangerous turns and other unsafe driving maneuvers
- Abruptly changing lanes or stopping
- Disobeying red lights, stop signs, and other traffic control devices
- Weaving in and out of lanes of traffic
- Following too closely, or tailgating
When motorists fail to follow the rules of the road, they put others at risk. If a negligent motorist causes an accident with a motorcyclist, leading to injury or death, the negligent motorist can and should be held accountable.
What If the Accident Wasn’t Caused by a Negligent Motorist?
When it comes to navigating potentially unsafe and hazardous roadways, motorcyclists are more at risk than drivers and passengers in cars, SUVs, pickups, and even large trucks. In some cases, roadway hazards or defectively designed or constructed roadways can lead to motorcycle accidents.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents other than motorist negligence include:
- Cracked or uneven asphalt
- Blind curves
- Debris in the roadway
- Unsafe speed limits
- Dangerous construction zones
- Poor drainage and flooding
- Improper or missing signage
- Fallen trees
- Unsafe shoulders
- Oil spots
- Poorly painted lines
Often, these types of hazards can be attributed to improper or inadequate roadway maintenance, as well as poor or defective road design. In such cases, injured motorcyclists could have claims against private or public agencies responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of public roads.
At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we evaluate all possible factors involved in your motorcycle crash. Our attorneys work with accident reconstruction specialists who know how to accurately identify what factors contributed to an accident and, most importantly, who is responsible.
The exact value of your claim depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, the amount of time you had to take off work to recover, and more. If you were partly at fault for the accident, this could also affect your recovery.
That being said, many motorcycle accident victims are able to recover compensation for certain losses, or “damages,” such as:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Medication costs
- Physical rehabilitation
- Medical equipment and devices
- Future medical care
- Lost income/wages
- Loss of earning ability due to disability or impairment
- Loss of future earnings
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and anguish
- Therapy to treat mental health conditions caused by the accident
- In-home assistance and care
- Home modifications
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses associated with the accident
Our motorcycle accident lawyers in League City, TX fight for maximum compensation for our clients. We understand the importance of securing a fair settlement or verdict on your behalf, which is why we aggressively negotiate with insurance companies. Whenever necessary, we are fully prepared to go to trial and represent your best interests in court.
After a motorcycle accident, the Texas statute of limitations gives you two years to file a lawsuit for damages. If you fail to file suit within two years of the date of the accident, the court will most likely dismiss your claim. This means that you will not be allowed to seek compensation for your damages.
It is important that you act quickly and reach out to an experienced attorney right away. At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, our team is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have and provide the information you need to move forward in the healing process.
When you hire our firm, you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. Because we offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, we only collect attorney fees if and when we secure compensation for you. Our fees are paid via a percentage of your total settlement or jury verdict, and in the unlikely event that we do not recover compensation for you, you do not pay a dime.
Request a free initial consultation with a member of our team today by calling (713) 609-1930 or by reaching us online.
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What is negligence?
“Negligence” refers to careless, reckless, or wrongful (including unlawful) behavior. Often, this type of behavior leads to serious accidents, injuries, and even deaths. Some examples of negligence include someone who runs a red light because they were texting while driving, a shop owner who fails to put out a “wet floor” sign after an employee mops up a spill, or a dog owner who allows their dangerous dog to roam free and unleashed in a public park.
How do I know if I have a case?
You likely have a personal injury case if you were injured and suffered measurable damages—such as medical bills or pain and suffering—due to the careless, reckless, negligent, or wrongful conduct of another person or party. In other words, if someone else is to blame for your injuries, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. The best way to know whether you have a case is to contact an attorney at our firm for a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can go over the details of your situation and provide personalized counsel tailored to your circumstances.
How much is my personal injury case worth?
The exact value of your personal injury case depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, whether you had to take time off work to recover, how much time you had to take off work, whether your injuries resulted in a disability, and your degree of fault (if any) in causing the event that led to your injuries. It is not possible for any attorney to estimate the value of your claim without first reviewing the specific details involved. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston personal injury attorneys at Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to request a complimentary case review.
Will I have to go to court?
Not all personal injury cases go to court. In fact, many settle in pre-trial litigation or as a result of your attorney’s negotiations with the insurance company. However, if the liable party refuses to play fair, you want an attorney who is not only willing but also has the experience needed to aggressively represent you at trial. At Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC, we will prepare you for what to expect with your case, including whether or not you may need to go to court.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
In most cases, there is a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Texas (surrounding states may have different laws). This means that you typically have just two years from the date of injury to bring your claim in court. Sometimes, when an injury is not discovered right away, the statute of limitations will be deferred to two years from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered.
There are some exceptions to this two-year deadline, but they are rare. We encourage you to act quickly after an accident or injury to avoid losing your right to seek compensation for your damages. If the statute of limitations expires, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case. Even if you think it might be too late, reach out to Pines & Goldenzweig, PLLC to discuss your legal options.