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Like any other driver on the road, motorcyclists have rights. One of those rights is the ability to seek compensation for crash-related injuries. Motorcycle accidents, however, can take a devastating toll for the motorcyclist, and getting fair results is not usually simple.
If you have suffered a motorcycle crash, Batrice Law Firm here in Austin has motorcycle accident lawyers with a proven track record of success who can determine how you should proceed. We can communicate with the insurance companies and manage the details of your personal injury case. Meanwhile, you can focus on your health. Contact our Austin-based personal injury law firm for assistance today.
Drivers always need to remain attentive on the road – and they need to be especially wary of motorcycles around them. However, drivers sometimes make errors that cause serious accidents, such as:
Texas is a comparative fault state, which means that each injured party can collect compensation according to their share of liability. Therefore, securing evidence of another driver’s negligence can increase the value of your claim.
This is where the experienced Austin motorcycle accident lawyers at Batrice Law Firm can help. Our founding lawyer, Paul Batrice, knows how to identify and present evidence of negligence in motorcycle accident cases. We will work hard to maximize your claim and obtain every dollar possible for your recovery.
Your case value is based on many factors including: severity of the crash; severity of the injuries; amount of the medical bills; licensing of the drivers; influence of drugs, alcohol or fatigue; whether texting or distracted driving was involved; and, the amount of the insurance polic(ies).
Motorcycles don’t offer the same protections that passenger cars offer. As such, the potential for severe injuries is high. Many of our motorcycle crash victims suffer from neck, shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, back, hip,leg and foot fractures and soft tissue injury. That said, hidden injuries like brain injury and post crash mental trauma can be more devastating, yet harder to recognize, diagnose and to prove.
Some vary but the industry standard is 1/3 up to 50% of the gross total recovery depending on whether a lawsuit or trial is involved. The goal of a good PI atty is to cover all the clients’ bills and attorneys fees, and still put money in their pocket.
Motorcyclists are 16 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash and about four times as likely to be injured. While only 20 percent of car crashes result in injury or death, that figure jumps to an astounding 80 percent for motorcycle crashes.