Beaumont, TX Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Local (409) 923-0000
Gas prices and the enjoyment of the open road make motorcycle riding more
prevalent on Beaumont, Texas highways. Because of the high-speed capability
and minimal occupant protection, motorcycles are dangerous highway vehicles.
Studies show motorcycle crashes cost the most per person per mile. The
number of motorcycles involved in accidents and related injuries is on
Data collected regarding accidents involving motorcycles indicates the
findings that follow
• Three-fourths of motorcycle collisions involve other vehicles,
mostly passenger automobiles.
• One-fourth of the motorcycle accidents results from colliding with
• Defects to vehicles are rare.
• The average victim is a male between the ages of 16 and 24.
• Lack of attention and training are common factors of motorcycle
• Many motorcyclists have no license or a suspended license.
• Many motorcycle accidents are alcohol related.
• Animal involvement, road defects, and weather are minimal causes
of motorcycle accidents.
• Speeding is frequently a factor in motorcycle accidents.
Making a left turn in front of a motorcycle is the most common cause of
motorcycle accidents. The importance of a motorcyclist being aware of
his or her surroundings is impossible to overemphasize. Motorists fail
to pay attention to blind spots. Motorcycle riders often go unnoticed
or noted too late to avoid an accident.
Stalled and slow traffic are often scenes of motorcycle accidents. The
bike rider attempts to get around traffic by moving between parked or
slow moving vehicles. The motorcycle rider runs the risk of someone attempting
to exit a car by opening the door and impeding the motorcyclist’s path.
Similarly, lane splitting is a maneuver that motorcyclists use between
lanes of traffic headed in the same direction to expedite the trip. This
practice is dangerous because a driver sometimes fails to see a motorcycle
coming quickly and attempts to change lanes or veer over and side swipe the bike.
Motorcycle accident claims include various damages legally allowed in
most jurisdictions. The most common are property damage, medical bills,
loss of wages, and mental anguish. Computing lost wages and out-of-pocket
expenses is fairly easy. Other items such as disfiguration, vocational
impairment, pain and suffering, and mental anguish are harder to evaluate.
Loss of Wages
If an injured party is unable to engage in his or her usual occupation
because of a motorcycle accident injury, lost wages is a legitimate claim.
W-2s or tax returns are typical forms used to substantiate a claim. Most
courts do not allow a lost wage claim without a past work history. Lost
wages would be considered speculative without substantiation.
The hardest damages to evaluate are pain and suffering. Multiples are
used by some insurance companies to arrive at a compensation figure. Adjusters
focus more on actual monetary damages and underestimate the claims for
mental anguish. Before settling a motorcycle accident claim, contact the
Doan Law Firm, especially if the adjuster does not take the anguish and
pain claim seriously.
The Doan Law Firm lawyers, experienced in motorcycle accident compensation,
advise potential clients of the best course of action to take against
the liable party. Hiring them to assist is wise and economical.
The Doan Law Firm is exceptionally well-versed in Texas personal injury
law. Those injured in a motorcycle accident, especially one that caused
significant damage, benefit from the qualifications and dynamics of the
Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyers.
Insurance carriers often label motorcyclists as careless and attempt to
take advantage of them. The prejudicial attitude is based solely on the
driver’s decision to travel on a two-wheel vehicle. Even the most
careful motorcycle driver has little recourse against dangers and negligence
found on the road.
Choose a motorcycle personal injury lawyer with substantial experience
representing motorcyclists, and those injured by motorcyclists. Doan Law
Firm attorneys receive an education on the common problems and dangers
faced by motorcyclists. They have experience in litigation on behalf of
victims of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle personal injury lawyers at
Doan Law Firm have the ability, willingness, and resources to take a case
to trial when necessary.
The Doan Law Firm takes motorcycle accident cases on a contingency basis
The fee is a small percentage of the settlement awarded. There are no fees
charged unless the case has a favorable outcome. Victims of motorcycle
accidents in Beaumont, Texas and the surrounding area regularly seek representation
from the Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyers.
Call The Doan Law Firm. Motorcycle personal injury lawyers are available
around the clock. The firm even keeps hours on holidays. If coming to
them is made impossible because of injuries sustained from a motorcycle
accident, the Doan Law Firm personal injury lawyers will make arrangements
for a consultation at the home, place of business, or hospital room of
a potential client, no matter how far away they are.