Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney
1 Riverway Suite 2325
Houston, Texas 77056
Motorcycle riders have the same right to be on the road as a bus or a car.
However, drivers of cars and other passenger vehicles may not always look
out for motorcycles on the road or on the highway. If you are involved
in an accident that was not your fault, it may be a good idea to contact
a motorcycle attorney today who can help you preserve your legal rights.
What Should I Do After a Houston Motorcycle Crash?
If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash, the first thing that you
should do is go to a hospital to get medical attention. In the event that
you choose to call an attorney first, he or she will likely advise you
to get to the doctor or to a hospital as soon as possible.
This may bolster your claims that you were hurt in the accident as opposed
to at some other time before or after the crash. It is also important
to know that some injuries may not be apparent until a doctor examines
you. It is also possible that injuries such as whiplash may take several
hours or days to become apparent. Therefore, you should get medical attention
even if you feel fine.
Your attorney will work with your doctor or other medical professionals
to make sure that you don't have to pay for any services rendered
until after your case is resolved. Your insurance company may coordinate
with your doctor and your attorney to come up with a payment plan in your case.
How Do I Prove That Another Party Caused the Crash?
To obtain compensation, it will critical to prove that another party was
completely or mostly at fault for your crash. For instance, if a car made
a left turn into your lane and hit you, it will be important to show that
you weren't on your cell phone, speeding or otherwise taking actions
that could have contributed to the crash.
This may be done by showing cell phone records indicating that no call
was made at any point during your ride. Skid marks or other physical evidence
at the scene may verify that you weren't speeding or doing anything
that you shouldn't have when you were hit.
To further increase your odds of winning your case, don't talk to anyone
until after you have an attorney. This may be especially helpful if you
are in shock or otherwise don't remember what happened immediately
after the crash took place.
You Don't Pay Anything Until After You Win Your Case
You should never let money get in the way of finding a quality advocate
after you have been hurt. At the Doan Law Firm, we won't charge you
for a consultation whether you choose to talk to us in person or if you
choose to call us for your initial case review. If we have to call in
an expert witness or have evidence processed or sent out for further analysis,
we won't bill you for that until after you have won your case. This
means that you don't have to worry about anything other than getting
better and putting your life back together after your accident.
Your Family Members May Be Entitled to Compensation Too
A Houston motorcycle accident attorney may be able to help your family
members earn compensation for their emotional pain and suffering. They
may also be entitled to a financial award for loss of companionship with
or guidance from a parent or older sibling.
In some cases, this compensation may be included in a settlement that you
reach in your own case. However, family members may pursue compensation
in a separate case, and the results in your own case may have little or
no bearing on that result. Therefore, your kids could still be compensated
even if a jury finds that you were responsible for causing the crash.
Family members may be indirectly compensated if they relied on your wages
to help them maintain their lifestyle. For instance, you may be given
money to pay off a mortgage or pay for a child's educational expenses.
This may be in addition to obtaining money to pay for food, clothes or
If you are looking for a strong advocate to help you after you have been
hurt in a motorcycle accident, visit The Doan Law Firm 1 Riverway, Suite
2325 Houston, Texas 77056 at your earliest convenience. We can also be
reached by phone at (832) 835-0000 to review your case or talk more about
how we can help.