Richmond Motorcycle Accident Attorney
With thousands of miles of interstate, year-round good weather, and gorgeous landscapes it comes as no surprise to many to hear that Texas is one of the most popular states in the country for motorcycles. Motorcyclists have an equal right to the road as other vehicles like cars and trucks, yet far too often a failure to look for motorcycles on the road leads to an accident. The experienced Richmond motorcycle accident attorneys at The West Law Office are here to help the victims of these accidents collect the compensation they deserve from negligent drivers on the Texas roadways. Call the office or contact us today online to schedule a free case consultation.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Even with proper protective gear, motorcyclists and their passengers can suffer catastrophic injuries in an accident if struck by a larger vehicle. The force of impact is direct, and the lack of protection on a motorcycle often means that the victims are taking the full force of the crash. Injuries that are often seen after a motorcycle accident include the following:
- Head and brain injuries
- Facial injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Amputation injuries
- Lacerations and road rash
- Nerve damage
- Internal bleeding
- Internal organ injuries
Motorcycle accident injuries often take months, if not years, to fully recover from and in some cases result in permanent disability. Victims need a personal injury attorney that will fight for their rights to compensation in order to help support them and their loved ones during this challenging time.
Compensation after a Motorcycle Accident
Damages caused by a motorcycle accident include compensation for economic and noneconomic harm caused by the crash. Economic damages include all current and future out of pocket expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages provide payment for the victim’s pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, disability, and emotional distress caused by the accident and their injuries.
In fatal motorcycle accidents, the family of the victim can also seek compensation for wrongful death. This includes coverage of all final expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs, and burial expenses in addition to compensation for the loss of the victim’s love, support, guidance, and counsel.
An Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
Hiring an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is beneficial for many reasons. A lawyer is the shield between injury victims and insurance companies trying to minimize or eliminate their claims for compensation. An attorney understands how the legal system works and serves as a zealous advocate for the victims in court. They negotiate with insurers to guarantee that their clients receive full and fair settlements for their accident injuries, and if a fair settlement is not offered a lawyer can take the case to court.
Call or Contact Our Office Today
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident in the Richmond area, The West Law Office is here with legal representation for your injury claim. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.