Austin Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions

Motorcycle crashes are traumatic, and figuring out how to pay for all of the medical bills and other damages that follow can be almost as bad. It’s normal to have questions in this situation, and Colley & Colley is dedicated to helping accident victims get the information they need.

With that in mind, here are answers to a few of the Austin motorcycle accident frequently asked questions that we hear the most often:

Will I be blamed for my motorcycle accident injuries if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?

If your motorcycle crash caused head, brain, or face injuries, it’s possible that you’ll be found partially responsible for them if you weren’t wearing a helmet. You’ll still be able to seek compensation from whoever caused the crash, but your settlement could be reduced.

What do I do if my passenger caused my motorcycle wreck?

This can create a difficult situation because your passenger is likely a friend of family member. However, if you were injured, you’re going to need compensation, and you can still file a personal injury claim against your passenger. An attorney can be an excellent go-between to keep things from getting heated.

Who was at fault if a pothole caused my motorcycle crash?

Just because your motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the wreck, it doesn’t mean that you were at fault. When dangerous road conditions such as potholes, loose gravel, and steep shoulder drop-offs cause crashes, the government agency responsible for road maintenance could be responsible.

Will I be treated fairly by the insurance company for my motorcycle accident?

Probably not. Motorcyclists are famously stereotyped as dangerous and reckless drivers who cause their own accidents, and insurance companies love to take advantage of this. By portraying you as irresponsible , they can reduce what they have to pay you, making it essential to work with an attorney.

How will an amputation affect my motorcycle crash settlement?

As a permanent and disfiguring injury, an amputation will have a huge impact on the settlement you receive. You’ll need to receive compensation for your medical care, prosthetics, physical and emotional therapy, and home renovations—just to name a few.

Can I seek compensation for emotional trauma caused by a motorcycle wreck?

As incredibly traumatic events, motorcycle accidents often lead to PTSD, anxiety, and other emotional disorders. You should be compensated for your distress and the medication and therapy you need to recover.

Contact an Austin Motorcycle Crash Attorney

At Colley & Colley, we have extensive experience helping motorcycle wreck victims recover the compensation they need to put their lives back together. If you didn’t see your question answered or would like more specific information as it applies to your case, please contact our office to arrange a time to meet for a free consultation. Just call 1-877-411-2001 or complete the contact form below.