Helping Injured Bikers Fight For The Justice They Deserve

Motorcycle accidents are often devastating, leading to severe injuries, permanent disabilities, or even death. When someone else was responsible for the crash that caused your injuries or the tragic passing of your loved one, you deserve justice—and Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC can help.

With nearly four decades of combined experience, our attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your rights. We know how to go up against insurance companies and other liable parties to effectively advocate for the fair compensation you deserve. To date, our firm has helped countless injured bikers and the families of those wrongfully killed not only secure fair settlements and verdicts but also obtain the justice they needed to heal and move forward with their lives.

For a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys in Pearland, call (713) 609-1930 or contact us online. Hablamos español.

Steps to Take After a Motorcycle Accident 

There are certain things you should do after a motorcycle accident to protect yourself, your continued wellbeing, and your future right to compensation. 

Immediately after the accident, if you are able, you should: 

  • Assess yourself and others for injuries. Try to get to a place of safety, such as the side of the road or the shoulder (if you are able to). 
  • Call 911 and have the police and/or paramedics come out to the scene of the crash. Do not try to move anyone who seems injured unless they are unsafe where they are. 
  • File an official accident report with the law enforcement officer at the scene. Be honest about what happened, but avoid admitting fault or apologizing for the crash.
  • Get the name(s), contact information, and insurance information of anyone else involved in the accident, including all other drivers. 
  • Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries, and damage to your bike. If there were witnesses, get their name(s) and contact information. 
  • See a doctor and receive medical treatment if you were not treated at the scene or transported to the hospital. 

In the days and weeks following the accident, you should:

  • Follow all of your doctor’s recommendations and advice, including attending follow-up appointments and taking all prescribed medications.
  • Notify your own insurance company about the accident, but refrain from speaking to the other party’s insurance company. 
  • Do not agree to a settlement or sign anything provided to you by the insurance company before talking to a lawyer. 
  • Avoid posting to social media. Do not post about the accident, and avoid posting pictures or updates about yourself. Such posts can be used out of context by the insurance company to dispute your injuries or the validity of your claim.
  • Contact an attorney as soon as possible. You have a limited amount of time to take legal action; the sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner they can begin working on your case. 

When you reach out to Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, we will immediately begin gathering information about your case and investigating the cause of the accident. Our attorneys work with accident reconstruction experts who help us pinpoint the various factors involved, as well as who is liable for your injuries and damages. 

When Can You Sue After a Motorcycle Accident? 

You can file a claim against an at-fault driver’s insurance company or sue a liable party directly if someone else was at least partly to blame for the accident. Under Texas’s rule of modified comparative negligence, you can even sue for damages if you were partly at fault. As long as your portion of fault does not exceed 50%, you may still have a case. 

You should know, however, that you will not be able to recover the full amount you are seeking in damages if you are found to be partly to blame. Instead, your recovery will be reduced by your percentage of fault. 

Additionally, you only have two years from the date of the accident to bring your claim in court. If the two-year statute of limitations expires before you file suit, you will almost certainly lose your right to seek compensation for your accident-related losses. 

Establishing Liability In Your Motorcycle Accident Case 

One of the most important elements of your motorcycle accident claim is liability. Liability refers to the legal responsibility one party has in paying for the damages caused to another. 

In most cases, liability rests with the person or party at fault for the crash. This means that whoever caused the accident, whether intentionally or not, is most likely legally responsible for paying for your accident-related losses. To determine liability, therefore, our Pearland motorcycle accident attorneys first work to uncover the cause of the crash.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include: 

  • Speeding 
  • Tailgating 
  • Drunk driving 
  • Distracted driving 
  • Road rage 
  • Aggressive and reckless driving 
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices 
  • Unsafe turns 
  • Illegal passing 
  • Drowsy driving 
  • Defective or poorly maintained roadways
  • Potholes and other hazards 

When another motorist or some other third party acts negligently or wrongfully, leading to an accident, the victim has the right to take legal action against that party. If you believe someone else was to blame for the crash that caused your injuries or the tragic death of your loved one, reach out to Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC right away to learn more about your right to fair compensation. 

Types of Damages You Can Recover 

Although every case is different, many motorcycle accident victims are able to recover compensation for the following types of damages: 

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Past, current, and future lost income/wages
  • Past, current, and future pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress and anguish 
  • Loss of earning ability due to injuries or disability
  • Costs associated with home assistance and care

The exact value of your claim depends on numerous factors. The severity of your injury and its impact on your life, the cost of your medical care and future treatments, even the degree of fault you may have had in causing the accident all play a role in how much your claim is worth. 

At Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC, we fight for every penny our clients deserve. As your legal team, we will fight tirelessly for you and your recovery. We are even ready to go to trial if necessary. 

How the Goldenzweig Law Group, PLLC Team Can Help 

Our Pearland motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to stand up for you and your rights against the interests of the insurance company. We truly care about our clients and treat each one like a member of our own family. Our compassionate attorneys and staff provide personalized, one-on-one attention and legal support. You can expect to receive direct access to our partner attorneys throughout the legal process, and we are always available to take your call or provide answers to your questions.

When it comes to pursuing maximum compensation, we are aggressive and dedicated to doing whatever it takes to protect our clients. While we work quickly and efficiently in our efforts to obtain favorable settlements, we know that this is not always possible. Whenever necessary, we are fully ready to represent you in the courtroom.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with our team today; call (713) 609-1930 or contact us online to get started.