Austin Road Construction Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Construction zones can be dangerous areas to drive through—especially for bikers. Find out if you have grounds to seek compensation for a roadwork collision by speaking with an Austin road construction motorcycle accident lawyer.
Many people probably don’t associate road construction with motorcycle accidents, but it causes more than its fair share of these crashes. Some of these wrecks involve negligence on the part of the construction crew, while others are caused by negligent drivers traveling through the work zone.
Regardless of who caused your motorcycle collision, they are financially liable for covering your injuries and damages. It’s not easy to get compensated, however, and it’s even tougher to know if the settlement you’ve been offered is truly fair. By working with an Austin road construction motorcycle accident lawyer from Colley & Colley, you can take the guesswork out of the legal process and be confident that your personal injury claim will be resolved successfully.
How Roadwork Contributes to Motorcycle Wrecks
A road construction site can cause a motorcycle crash in a number of different ways, and it will be necessary to prove exactly how yours was caused and who was at fault for it. In many cases, other drivers are at fault. Construction zones often have reduced speed limits and detours that need to be observed, and a distracted driver could easily fail to observe these and hit your motorcycle.
There are also a number of different ways that the road crew itself could be negligent, which would allow you to seek compensation from the construction company. Loose gravel in the road, reckless operation of heavy machinery, and careless traffic flaggers could all easily cause a motorcycle accident. Negligent crews sometimes leave debris in the road that is particularly dangerous to bikers.
Special Considerations for Construction Zone Crashes
While you normally have two years in which to file a personal injury claim in Texas, this could be different in a roadwork accident. If a driver or the construction company were to blame, then the two-year time limit will apply. However, if a government entity was involved, you only have six months in which to give notice of your claim. If the city of Austin was liable, then you only have forty-five days to begin work on your case.
Financial Damages for Motorbike Wrecks
Valuing a motorcycle accident is not a simple process. Your current and future expenses both need to be evaluated and estimated, and the damage done to your quality of life also needs to be translated into dollar amounts. Listed below are a few of the items that might need to be included in your demand for compensation:
- Medical bills for surgeries, procedures, and check-ups
- Lost wages and income, as well as reduced earning potential
- Medication, mobility equipment, and prosthetics
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Damage done to your marriage and personal relationships
- Lost enjoyment of life
Contact an Austin Roadwork Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
When a motorcycle wreck takes place in a construction zone, it can be difficult to know who was at fault for what happened. Colley & Colley can help you name all of the negligent parties in your lawsuit, thereby giving you the best chance to maximize your compensation. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 1-877-411-2001 or complete our contact form below.