After A Motorcycle Accident, You Have One Shot at Compensation
Our Wichita Falls law firm will make sure it counts
Most motorcycle enthusiasts are serious about being safe while on a ride. They check their bike for defects, tires, and fluid levels before hitting the road, wear helmets, and make sure they’re clear eyed and minded before hitting the road.
You can be all these things and still get hit by a distracted driver, a drunk driver, or just someone who doesn’t believe in sharing the road.
At home, in pain, and unable to work, most motorcycle accident victims aren’t sure what to do after the wreck. The bills are piling up next to the new medical charges. When an insurance adjuster comes to you with a small settlement that’s the “best” they can do, taking the money may seem like a good idea. It is not.
Get legal representation to fight for the full compensation you deserve. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Hoover Rogers Law, LLP for a free case evaluation. We can help you realize the full value of your claim and go over your legal options.
Wichita Falls motorcycle accident hotspots
Serious injury-causing motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere, but some places pose a higher risk than others. In Wichita Falls, fatal motorcycle accidents have happened at:
- Central Freeway (US-277)
- Iowa Park Road (US-287) at Central
- MLK Jr. Boulevard by O’Reilly Park
- River Road at Sternadel Lane
There is very little protection for a biker in a collision. This means that injuries are often severe. Common types of motorcycle injuries include Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI), crushed legs and arms, broken wrists, punctures, burns, and skin injuries like road rash.
These types of injuries often require lifelong medical care and can affect your quality of life permanently. It is critical that you get all the money you deserve for your accident so that you can afford to make and maintain your recovery.
Types of damages in motorcycle cases
Your final compensation will be affected by the extent of your injuries and other losses, and by liability for the accident. You may be eligible to seek damages (financial compensation) for:
- Past, present, and future accident-related medical costs
- Medical devices and medication
- Lost wages
- Bike repairs or replacement
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
However, to get that compensation, you need to prove that another driver was at fault for your injuries, and for bikers, that’s often a difficult task. There is a bias against motorcycle riders. Many people think the men and women who ride are irresponsible thrill-seekers. Insurance companies know that’s not true, but they are more than happy to exploit that bias for their own gain. An experienced attorney can level the playing field.
Get a motorcycle accident lawyer on your side
Insurance adjusters are shrewd negotiators. They almost never open with the most money they’re willing to pay. If you leave money on the table, you may end up paying for expensive medical treatment and other costs out of your pocket. Studies show that, on average, people represented by attorneys get far larger payouts than those who do not.
After a bad motorcycle accident, let Hoover Rogers Law take on the insurance companies while you heal. Our law firm offers free case consultations to injured bikers and their families. We can help you understand the value of your claim and your legal options without spending any money. We also represent injury clients on contingency, which means you don’t owe us a cent unless and until we win your case.
Don’t wait to start your claim. The clock is already ticking, and the sooner we get involved, the better. Contact us to schedule your free case review with a Wichita Falls motorcycle accident lawyer. We are ready to hear from you now.