Austin Speeding Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle crash is one of the most dangerous types of accidents you can ever experience. Your injuries are likely severe, and the emotional effects can be truly traumatizing. You could be facing a great deal of debt due to the astronomical costs of medical care.
Negligence is the number one cause of motorcycle accidents, especially when excessive speed is a factor. If a careless speeding driver caused your crash, you can file a personal injury claim against the negligent person to recover damages. Contact an Austin speeding motorcycle accident lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP to help you understand your options.
The Battle with Insurance Companies
Many people tend to give motorcyclists a bad rap, stereotyping them as reckless and dangerous. Because of this thought process, no matter how serious your injuries are, insurance companies will try to deflect blame on you instead of the speeding driver in order to avoid paying you a large settlement.
Notorious for taking advantage of victims like you, the insurers are hoping you’ll take the bait and accept their first offer, not considering many of the losses you deserve to recoup.
To ensure you are protected, we will investigate your accident to determine causation and fault, then we will aggressively negotiate with the insurers to secure the full settlement you deserve.
Damages You Can Seek Compensation for After a Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle accident laws in Texas are detailed and complex. An attorney from our firm will navigate the complex legal process while you recover from your injuries.
Texas follows the modified comparative fault law. If you contributed 51 percent or more of the negligence involved in the speeding accident, you cannot collect money for damages.
However, if you are responsible for 50 percent or less of the accident’s cause, you can recover compensation from the speeding driver. For example, if it is determined that the other party was 80 percent at fault and the damages amount to $100,000, then you can recover $80,000.
Losses You Are Entitled to Recover
It’s likely that your speeding motorcycle accident caused you serious harm. Whether you suffered a traumatic brain injury or serious spine damage, your everyday life has likely dramatically changed. Because you were not protected against the size and weight of a car, you most likely have devastating injuries that can wipe you out financially, leading to a lifetime of debt and decreased quality of life.
An attorney from our office will assess and compile all of the damages related to your accident so that you can move on with your life. Losses can include any of the following:
- All medical costs related to the motorcycle wreck, including future surgeries and procedures
- Lost wages and future income
- Physical therapy, psychological counseling, and rehabilitation
- Medical equipment, such as prosthetics or implanted devices
- Pain and suffering, emotional anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life
- Modifications to your home and vehicle to accommodate your disability
Contact an Austin Reckless Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
To discover more about how we can help, contact Colley & Colley, LLP today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call 1-877-411-2001 or simply fill out the contact form found at the bottom of this page.