Denton County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Fighting for the Injured in Texas
Traffic accidents for motorcyclists are notorious for the excessive damage they can cause to riders as opposed to the occupants of cars or trucks. These accidents can cause serious and even permanent injuries to you as a motorcyclist. They often occur because motorists fail to see you due to your smaller size, their blind spots, weather conditions, or heavy traffic. When these kinds of accidents occur, they are often the fault of the motorist and you will need to prove that fault in order to obtain the compensation you deserve through an insurance personal injury claim. That is where experienced personal injury legal representation can become invaluable.
At the Haugen Law Firm, P.C., we represent individuals injured through all types of fault-based accidents, including those involving motorcyclists. We know the difficulties and hardcore tactics that insurance companies may use against you. These tactics are designed to reduce or even deny the compensation you will need for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage to your motorcycle. When we come onboard, we can use our experience and skills to take on these tactics on your behalf. We will fight to get you what is fair and just. We can take care of all aspects of your claim so that you can focus on recovering your health and your life.
Injured in a motorcycle accident in Denton County? Contact the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. at (972) 436-8750 for a free consultation to discuss your case and options.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
By their very nature, motorcycles are more dangerous than passenger cars and trucks. They are smaller in size, lack full body protection, and are less stable than vehicles with four wheels. They also lack protection against poor weather conditions and are more subject to road hazards. Because of these risks, it is more important than ever for motorcyclists to drive defensively. Despite this, motorcycle accidents can and do occur frequently across the U.S., especially in more crowded urban areas.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in 2017 crashes. Per the NHTSA, individuals who travel by motorcycle are 27 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than the occupants of a passenger car.
Aside from fatality, motorcycle crashes commonly cause the following injuries:
- Road rash, cuts, and bruises
- Sprains and torn ligaments
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Head injuries, from concussions to traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis
These accidents have many causes, from motorists driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving while texting or engaging in other distracted behaviors, breaking traffic laws like speeding or running red lights, opening their car doors onto the path of an oncoming motorcycle, plain inattention, and other faulty actions. In such cases, these at-fault drivers can be held liable for all of your damages and losses. Even when you are partially responsible for a traffic crash, you may still be eligible for some compensation.
In fighting for compensation, however, you will likely be up against an insurance company. These companies employ teams of adjusters and legal staff whose job is to resolve claims in a manner that is best for them. They will commonly try to get you to settle fast and cheap with no recourse after you accept a lowball settlement offer. They especially have an advantage over the unrepresented motorcyclist who does not have the legal knowledge or experience to know how to fight back.
Turn to the Haugen Law Firm, P.C. for Aggressive Legal Help
Recovering from a motorcycle accident can be a painful process. Dealing with a personal injury claim can be difficult, time-consuming, and stressful. That is why you need the services of a trusted and reputable law firm that will fight for what is best for you in terms of rightful compensation under the law. Our Denton County motorcycle accident attorneys can apply intensive legal knowledge and experience on your behalf to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Reach out to us at (972) 436-8750 to schedule your free consultation with a Denton County lawyer today.
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