Austin and Tyler Fatal Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Was Your Loved One Killed on a Motorcycle by a Careless Driver?
Motorcycle deaths make up a disproportionate share of all traffic fatalities. Not only are riders and their passengers largely unprotected in a crash, but they are at the mercy of other motorists who often fail to see motorcycles.
If your family member died in a motorcycle accident, the compassionate and experienced team at Colley & Colley, L.L.P., is committed to pursuing justice on your behalf. We strive to hold the negligent driver accountable and to maximize compensation for the lost income and your loved one’s contributions to family life.
With offices in Austin and Tyler, we handle motorcycle accidents in surrounding counties of East Texas and throughout the state. Contact us today for a free consultation with proven wrongful death attorneys.
Austin Attorneys for Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
People automatically assume the biker caused his or her own demise. In reality, a substantial share of motorcycle deaths involve careful, law-abiding motorcyclists struck by careless or reckless drivers of cars and trucks. We have the experience and resources to demonstrate the circumstances that preceded the fateful collision:
- Failure to yield when turning left
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Sideswipe and lane change accidents
- Pulling onto the road into the path of a motorcyclist
- Passing or crossing the center line
We often unveil additional factors of negligence such as talking or texting on a cell phone, drunk driving, aggressive driving or falling asleep at the wheel. Conversely, we are skilled at countering defense arguments of comparative negligence, such as a motorcycle victim who was speeding, lane splitting or riding without a helmet.
Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer … and Motorcyclist
There were 426 motorcycle fatalities in Texas in 2009, including 22 deadly crashes just in Austin and Travis County. The number of fatal motorcycle accidents has risen steadily for more than a decade, corresponding to an increase in ridership.
Trial lawyer Paul Colley Jr. counts himself as one of those motorcycle enthusiasts. He is an avid rider who understands the dangers. As a board-certified personal injury lawyer with 30 years of legal experience, he is also attuned to the impact of a violent and untimely death on the surviving family members. He and his sister, attorney Susan Colley, have obtained notable verdicts and settlements in wrongful death litigation, including a number of fatal motorcycle accidents.
We work to illustrate to the insurance company or a jury not only the lost earnings and household contributions, but the loss of love, companionship, counsel and support. We are prepared to go to trial if necessary to secure rightful damages for the survivors. Call 844.325.9290 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free case evaluation.
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