Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation in Texas. They offer a sense of freedom and riding experience that cars and trucks just can’t match. Unfortunately, this freedom comes with a price. Motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer severe injuries as a result of a collision or other accident than the drivers or passengers of a car or truck. And despite the reputation motorcycle riders have as “outlaws” by some, in most cases a motorcycle accident is the fault of another driver, not the rider.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence actions of another, you have a right to recover compensation for your damages from the parties responsible for your injuries. Having an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer working on your behalf is the most effective way to ensure you receive the total compensation you are due for the pain, suffering and financial losses resulting from your injuries.
Don’t agree to a settlement with the insurance company until after you’ve spoken with a Houston motorcycle injury attorney at the law firm of Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates. Call us today at 713-429-1971 to speak with one of our attorneys. There are no upfront costs for the visit, and the first consultation meeting is free.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles lack the protection an enclosed vehicle provides, as well as restraining and safety devices like seat belts and air bags. This make riders particularly vulnerable to severe injury during a collision. Each year, the number of deaths resulting from motorcycle accidents far outnumbers those resulting from automobile accidents.
In a majority of collisions involving motorcycles and automobiles, it’s the driver of the automobile who is responsible for the accident, not the rider. Riders are especially vulnerable when automobiles switch lanes, go through intersections or pull out into the road. Many times, the drivers are so distracted they simply don’t see the motorcycle until it’s too late.
While speeding and riding while intoxicated are the leading causes of single motorcycle accidents, road conditions (loose gravel, potholes, etc.), road debris, defective equipment or mechanical failure may also result in injuries.
Proving negligence in a single motorcycle accident is a difficult task and one that requires the expertise a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer with years of experience investigating motorcycle crashes.
We Do What it Takes to Win Your Case
Our attorneys excel at gathering the evidence needed to establish who is at fault in a motorcycle accident and determining how much compensation your injuries will require. We will thoroughly investigate the crash scene and review medical records, police reports and eyewitness testimony to construct a solid case supporting your claim. We use this evidence during our negotiations to force the insurance companies to pay what you deserve.
We have helped motorcycle riders get compensation for a wide variety of motorcycle accident injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Concussions and other brain injuries
- Head, back and neck injuries
- Internal injuries/organ damage
- Road Rash
We have also helped the families of motorcycle riders killed in accidents get the compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Get Help from a Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
The law firm of Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates has been successfully representing clients in motorcycle and other kinds of auto accidents for over 30 years. Our clients know they can depend on us to passionately pursue their case until a satisfactory settlement is achieved. We aren’t intimidated by the insurance companies – if they won’t negotiate, we’ll take them to court.
Don’t put off seeking legal help – there are statutes of limitation for filing a motorcycle injury claim in the state of Texas. Call our offices at 713-429-1971 to schedule a free consultation with a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer.
Ricardo N. Gonzalez & Associates is a Houston-based law firm that serves the needs of accident victims all over Texas. Weekend and evening appointments aren’t a problem. If you aren’t able to come into our offices we can meet in a location convenient to you. Our personal injury attorneys are fluent in both English and Spanish.