Fight for Maximum Compensation For Your Motorcycle Accident
Get an attorney who won’t back down
A lot of people here enjoy motorcycle rides. You can follow the Red River, rip through the Wichita Mountains, or just cruise I-44 under the big sky.
Usually, these are safe trips, but bad motorcycle accidents do happen. With little in the way of protection, these crashes often end in serious injuries for the biker.
The high cost of motorcycle accident injuries
Even with protective gear, motorcycle riders have much less protection than people in enclosed vehicles. Serious injuries, such as lost limbs, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and spinal cord injuries are common. If a biker’s skin comes in contact with the road surface, painful skin injuries called road rash can result. Injuries are often sustained by the musculoskeletal system as well.
Depending on the way an accident unfolds, a person can be crushed or hit by their bike. Among the types of injuries that a motorcycle can give its rider are:
- Motorcycle thumb
- Fuel tank injuries
- Limb entrapment
- Tire or spoke injuries
Injured bikers often spend weeks in the hospital. Treatments can include resetting bones, head and spine surgeries, skin grafts, fighting infection, and bandaging and cleaning deep wounds.
Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere
Motorcycle accidents can seemingly come out of nowhere, but studies say some places and situations pose higher risks to bikers than others.
Risky roadways for motorcycle riders share some common traits. Signs that you may be driving in a high-risk area include:
- Uneven, graded, grooved, or cracked roadway
- Poorly lit roads
- Unmarked curves or merging area
- Hidden driveways
- Unmarked lanes
- Insufficient shoulders
- Lack of dividers, medians, or guardrails
Intersections are motorcycle crash hotspots. About 2 out of 3 multivehicle bike wrecks are the result of another motorist turning into a biker’s path.
Most motorcycle accidents can be put into one of four categories:
- Lowside — Biker falls to the lowside during a turn. Injuries are most likely to result in damage to lower extremities including leg bones (femur, tibia, fibula), heel, and foot.
- Highside — Rider falls to the opposite side of a turn, usually while trying to correct. This causes the bike to flip over and the rider to be thrown from the motorcycle. Injuries likely to result include those to the head, upper extremities, and wrists.
- Topside — Rider flips over the handlebar. The injuries from this type of crash are varied, but often include traumatic head or brain damage.
- Collision — When the rider strikes or is struck by a moving or stationary object that suddenly stops or slows the bike. Common injuries from this type of crash affect the arms, shoulder, hand, and pelvis (pelvic ring).
When equipment causes a crash, the most likely things to go wrong include the brakes, headlights, engine displacement, or protective garments like helmets, leather jackets, and goggles.
We fight for accountability for negligent drivers
Motorcycle crashes are usually the other driver’s fault.
Negligent drivers and insurance companies often want to avoid taking full responsibility for your injuries and other losses you’ve suffered. That’s why it’s important to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after a bike wreck.
When motorcycle riders are injured in accidents, they often must face additional hurdles to get compensation. This is because of anti-biker stigma. Due to pop culture depictions, there are many people who believe bikers are “outlaws” and “rule-breakers” when the truth is most are safe, responsible operators.
Insurance companies know the truth, but they don’t let it stop them from playing on those stereotypes to reduce and deny claims.
Hoover Rogers Law pushes back against unfair assumptions and gets to the truth of what happened in your accident. When negligent people cause accidents, it is their responsibility to make it right. We know how to build an airtight case that they can’t ignore.
Determined to make things right for injured bikers
We need to investigate and negotiate to pursue full compensation. Remember, you only get one shot. If you leave money on the table, you may end up paying for expensive accident-related medical care out-of-pocket.
Your recovery isn’t just a case, it’s your life. Attorneys Ben Hoover and Grant Rogers get that. It’s why we do not accept lowball offers from insurance companies. We would rather put in the extra work investigating your claim and hammering away at adjusters than take a too-small settlement.
Time and again, studies show that people who are represented by lawyers get larger payouts than those who are not. Do not accept a too-small settlement. When it’s all on the line, make the smart choice and get a free consultation with Hoover Rogers Law.
At your free consultation, our motorcycle accident lawyers will answer your questions and explain how the law applies to your specific situation. A member of our legal team can meet you at one of our offices in Wichita Falls or Lawton or go to where you are.
You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by consulting with our firm. Contact Hoover Rogers Law, LLP today.