Motorcycle accidents result in hundreds of injuries and deaths in Texas each year. The past few years, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities has increased. Sixteen percent of all vehicle fatalities in Texas involve motorcyclists.
Negligence is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents due to the motorcyclist or another motorist or truck driver due to reckless or distracted driving. Other causes include roadway issues or defective motorcycle parts.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to be compensated for the damages they have caused you.
Some damages you may be able to get compensated for:
- repair and/or replacement cost of your motorcycle
- past and future medical bills and expenses
- pain and suffering
- physical impairment
- lost wages
- mental anguish and emotional distress
If you have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, you may be able to recover additional losses such as:
- funeral expenses
- loss of earning capacity
- loss of household services
- loss of society and companionship
- loss of inheritance
You will need a good attorney to handle your case as the big auto insurance companies have teams of people to defend these cases.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, The Sheller Law Firm may be able to help you recover damages for your injury.