Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney
1 Riverway Suite 2500
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 other basics.
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 2500 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.
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