Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The majority of Houston motorcycle accidents result in serious injury, and even death. Contact Molina Law Firm today.
Motorcycles used to be mostly recreational, but they have become the primary source of transportation for a lot of people. More motorcycles are on the road today than ever before. Motorcycle accidents are prevalent on city and rural roads according to the Texas Department of Transportation statistics. Because the chances of serious injury are so much higher when involved in a motorcycle accident, it is a good idea to retain a Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer from Molina Law Firm. Motorcycle accidents in Houston often result in serious injury. It is important that you understand how fault and responsibility are determined in Houston and in Texas.
What makes us different
The Molina Law Firm has been representing accident victims for over 20 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers. Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing upfront and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive when we have won your case. Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone. Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf. We have the knowledge, resources, and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain, and suffering.
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Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents result in some of the more severe injuries on the roadways. Their relatively small size compared to cars and trucks as well as the speed on the roadways combine to cause serious accidents. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 410 fatalities related to motorcycle accidents as well as over 1,800 accidents resulting in serious injuries.
- Motorcycles make up about 2% of the vehicles on the road but account for over 13% of fatality accidents.
- Of motorcycle accidents resulting in death, 52% were not wearing their helmet.
- Alcohol was a contributing factor in over 40% of motorcycle accidents in 2019
What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
Accidents involving motorcycles usually result in serious injuries, so your health is the number one priority. There are steps to be taken if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. We have detailed some of the steps here.
Get help on the way
If you cannot, get someone to call 911. This will get EMS and police on the way. Get medical attention. Even if you think you may be fine, a medical evaluation is critical.
Take photos, get the other drivers information, get witness information. Try and get as much info as possible.
Get a case number
The police will talk to everyone involved and possibly issue citations. They should provide you with a case number that is needed to obtain the crash report.
If you have been seriously injured, it is important that you get an experienced personal injury attorney to help you. Time is important. Contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accidents
There are many factors that contribute to how much you can expect to be compensated in a motorcycle accident. First and foremost is determining fault. This will be the determining factor in who gets sued for damages. When it comes to damages, they are in three broad categories:
- Special Damages are those actual out of pocket expenses you are accruing such as medical bills, costs to repair your motorcycle or cost to replace your motorcycle in the event of total loss.
- Lost wages are those you can be compensated for because you cannot return to work due to a physical or mental disability
- Pain and suffering, although vague, can be determined by an experienced personal injury attorney and includes emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life and other considerations.
Do not automatically assume the accident was completely your fault. Texas has “comparative fault” that may assign some degree of fault to the other driver or drivers. If that is the case, then you may be entitled to some recovery. Comparative fault is tricky and its best that you seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to assist you in this case.
Do not automatically assume the accident was completely your fault. Texas has “comparative fault” that may assign some degree of fault to the other driver or drivers. If that is the case, then you may be entitled to some recovery. Comparative fault is complex and it is best that you seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to assist you in this case.