Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Representing Local Injured Riders
Motorcyclists can often have a difficult time getting the support that they need after being in a motorcycle accident. Insurance companies like to place the blame for a crash on the rider by default. Even a rider’s own insurance company can seem to stand against the policyholder.
When you are looking for legal counsel that will stand by you, no matter what, come to Robins Cloud LLP. Our Houston motorcycle accident attorneys proudly represent injured riders. We know everyone deserves a fair chance to get compensation after a wreck that they didn’t cause. Let us be the legal team that speaks up for you.
Why Motorcycle Accidents are So Dangerous
Motorcycles offer little protection for riders in a crash. Even at speeds as low as 30 mph, a motorcycle accident can cause devastating injuries or fatalities. Based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be in a fatal accident than people in passenger vehicles. Furthermore, motorcyclists suffer an injury in about 80% of accidents.
Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents
When a motorcycle is hit by a larger vehicle, the rider is usually thrown into the street. While tumbling, the rider can suffer the worst injuries in the crash. We can represent riders who have suffered all types of different injuries. With the assistance of medical experts, we can learn about the extent of your injuries and how they will impact your life now and in the future.
Severe injuries suffered by motorcyclists include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Bone fractures
- Road rash
- Soft tissue damage
Contributing Factors to Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents do not just happen. In some ways, it is wrong to even call it an “accident” because someone did something to cause it. Our Houston motorcycle lawyers can investigate the many details of your crash to find out what went wrong and who did it. We know how to hold various parties liable for negligence of all sorts.
Many motorcycle accidents are caused when a driver:
- Fails to check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
- Runs a red light.
- Turns left across an intersection without looking for approaching motorcycles.
- Texts or drives while distracted.
We can also work on motorcycle accident cases that involve vehicle defects. If a problem with your motorcycle caused you to wreck – like a brake failure or burst tire – then the manufacturer of the bike or that specific part could be to blame.
How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
Dealing with the aftermath of a motorcycle accident will put you under serious stress. Yet, if you want compensation for your injuries, you will have your work cut out for you in the following weeks and months.
By hiring a Houston motorcycle accident attorney from Robins Cloud LLP, you can set aside all the legal troubles and focus on your health. Leave everything up to us. From initial investigations to taking a lawsuit to court against an insurance company, we can really do it all, so you don’t have to.
Damages Owed to Injured Riders
A big part of what we do for our clients is figuring out how much compensation they deserve. The compensation amount will depend on the damages and loss you have experienced due to the accident, both directly and indirectly. Using our extensive experience, we can uncover all sorts of damages, some of which that might surprise you, and tally everything together with precise calculations.
Losses that can add to the value of your motorcycle accident claim include:
- Medical expenses (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Lessened quality of life
- Shortened life expectancy
- Motorcycle replacement (property damage claim)
Discuss Your Motorcycle Accident Case Today
Starting a motorcycle accident case can seem daunting, but you can make it simple by coming to Robins Cloud LLP in Houston. Our entire team is here to support you however we can. With more than 100 years of collective experience that has focused on catastrophic injury claims, you know that you can trust your case to us.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
Does Texas have a motorcycle helmet law?
Texas law requires anyone younger than 21 to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle, which includes operators and passengers. Failing to wear a helmet when you must wear one puts you at a greater risk of head injury, could land you in legal trouble, and might jeopardize the validity of a motorcycle accident claim.
Can motorcycles split the lane in Texas?
Texas does not allow lane-splitting while riding a motorcycle, which is described as weaving a motorcycle in between occupied lanes of traffic, especially when the motorcyclist is going much faster than the other traffic. If you lane-split in Texas, you could increase the risk of getting into an accident and/or getting handed a traffic ticket.
What is the most common motorcycle accident injury?
Motorcycle accidents can cause all sorts of injuries, but what is the most common? Among minor or moderate injuries, it is difficult to know what is the most common due to less focus on reporting. However, among serious injuries, head injuries are highly common, especially when considering motorcycle accidents that involved a rider who did not have a helmet.
Are motorcycle crashes common?
Motorcycles account for less than 5% of all registered vehicles across the country. However, about 15% of all traffic fatalities are suffered by motorcyclists. This information reveals that motorcycle accidents are highly common given the smaller demographic and that such accidents are extremely dangerous.
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