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Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, DFW Injury Lawyers can help you recover compensation for medical bills and other damages. Our experienced trial lawyers are ready to fight for you, ensuring your needs are met and your voice is heard. Contact us today.
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When the open road calls, motorcyclists across Dallas answer, riding through vibrant neighborhoods like Deep Ellum and along busy thoroughfares like I-635.

Unfortunately, even the most cautious riders can fall victim to accidents.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash due to someone else’s negligence, you may recover compensation for your medical bills and other accident-related damages. Contact a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer from DFW Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal options.

Why Choose DFW Injury Lawyers for Your Dallas Motorcycle Accident Claim?

When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a law firm that understands the unique challenges you face and has the tenacity to fight for the justice you deserve.

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we provide the muscle you need to win the fight.

Our experienced trial lawyers are ready to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies and large corporations, leveraging our deep understanding of their defense strategies to secure maximum compensation for your claim.

As Texas-bred attorneys, we are intimately familiar with the state’s laws and the challenges faced by motorcyclists on roads like I-35E and the Dallas North Tollway.

We know that motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries, mounting medical bills, and lost wages—all while you’re trying to recover physically and emotionally. That’s why we take a personal interest in every case, working directly with you from start to finish to ensure your needs are met and your voice is heard.

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we don’t just settle for the first offer on the table. We prepare each case as if it’s going to trial, armed with the evidence and resources needed to hold negligent parties accountable.

Our unwavering commitment to justice means we won’t take no for an answer, and we’ll tirelessly fight to secure the highest compensation possible for your motorcycle accident claim. With us in your corner, you can focus on healing while we handle the legal battle ahead.

Key Takeaways

  • Legal Advocacy: We fights for justice, leveraging deep understanding of defense strategies for maximum compensation in motorcycle accident cases.
  • Personalized Support: From start to finish, we provides personalized attention, ensuring needs are met and voices heard throughout the legal process.
  • Comprehensive Representation: We handles all aspects of the case, from investigation to negotiation, aiming for fair settlements or representing clients in court.
  • No-Risk Representation: With DFW, clients don’t pay unless compensation is secured, ensuring access to quality legal representation regardless of financial situation.

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Dallas?

Traversing Dallas is dangerous enough for drivers, but it’s even more of a concern for motorcyclists, who ride without the protection other motor vehicles have.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are about 24 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in an accident than people in traditional vehicles. At the same time, motorcyclists are also about four times more likely to suffer from injuries.

For the past several years, Dallas has routinely been cited as one of the least motorcycle-friendly cities, with some roads being more dangerous than others.

Most Dangerous Roads for Motorcyclists in the Dallas Area

Other drivers must take extra caution to see and accommodate motorcycles on high-traffic city roads, especially.

  • U.S. 90, for instance, is almost always dangerous because it spans multiple lanes, there’s usually a lot of traffic, and people tend to speed.
  • Interstate 35E is also dangerous because traffic is usually heavy. Multiple complicated interchanges make traffic even more dangerous, as drivers constantly change lanes and merge with new traffic.
  • FM 170, or River Road, is notorious for both its beautiful views and dangerous road conditions. While many tourists are attracted to this area, you should remain cautious as a biker. There are multiple steep drop-offs, twisting roadways, blind curves, and narrow lanes. Sadly, fatalities are high on this road, similar to the “Three Sisters” area of Ranch to Market Road 337.
  • The most dangerous road for bikers in Dallas is I-45. Ride carefully if you plan on biking along this road. The most dangerous stretch is in Harris County, where there are about 56.5 fatal accidents for every 100 miles.

Should I Accept the First Offer from the Insurance Company?

No, you should not accept the insurance company’s first offer without consulting with an experienced Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer. Insurance companies are businesses whose primary goal is to protect their bottom line. As such, they often make initial settlement offers that are far lower than what your case is actually worth.

There are several reasons why accepting the first offer can damage your motorcycle accident claim:

  • Inadequate Compensation: The first offer may not fully account for your damages, including future medical expenses, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other non-economic losses.
  • Incomplete Investigation: Insurance companies may make an initial offer before thoroughly investigating the accident and the extent of your injuries. This can result in an offer that does not reflect the true value of your claim.
  • Waiving Your Rights: When you accept a settlement offer, you typically must sign a release waiving your right to pursue further compensation, even if you discover additional damages or your injuries worsen over time.
  • Overlooking Liable Parties: In some cases, you can hold multiple parties liable for your motorcycle accident, such as a negligent driver and a government entity responsible for road maintenance. Accepting the first offer from one party may prevent you from seeking compensation from others.

Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at DFW Injury Lawyers can help you evaluate any settlement offers and advise you on the best course of action.

We will thoroughly investigate your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Remember, the initial offer is often just a starting point for negotiations, and having a skilled lawyer on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Do I Have a Motorcycle Accident Case?

Like most personal injury claims, motorcycle accident cases are typically based on the concept of negligence. Negligence occurs when an individual or entity fails to exercise reasonable care, resulting in harm to another person.

In motorcycle accidents, negligence can take many forms, such as a distracted driver, a poorly maintained road, or a defective motorcycle part.

To have a successful motorcycle accident case, you must establish:

  1. Duty of Care: The at-fault party must have had a legal obligation to act in a manner that a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. For example, all drivers have a duty to follow traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely.
  2. Breach of Duty: The at-fault party must have breached their duty of care by acting or failing to act in a way that a reasonable person would have under the same circumstances. Examples include speeding, running a red light, or failing to yield the right-of-way to a motorcyclist.
  3. Causation: The breach of duty must have directly caused the motorcycle accident and the resulting injuries. In other words, you must prove that the at-fault party’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing the accident and your damages.
  4. Damages: You must have suffered actual damages, such as physical injuries, property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, or pain and suffering, because of the motorcycle accident.

If these four elements of negligence can be established in your case, you may have a strong motorcycle accident claim. However, building a successful case requires thorough investigation, evidence gathering, and legal knowledge. This is where the skilled Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers at DFW Injury Lawyers come in. We can help you navigate the complexities of your case, deal with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Who May You Hold Liable in a Dallas Motorcycle Crash?

In a Dallas motorcycle accident, you may hold several parties liable depending on the circumstances of the crash. Identifying all potentially liable parties will ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries and damages. Some of the parties who you can hold responsible include:

Negligent Drivers

If another driver’s negligence caused your motorcycle accident, you can hold them liable for your damages. Examples of driver negligence include speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence, failing to yield the right-of-way, and violating traffic laws.

Vehicle Owners

If the negligent driver operated a vehicle owned by someone else, such as an employer or a family member, you can hold the vehicle owner liable under the principle of vicarious liability.

Government Entities

If poorly maintained roads cause your motorcycle accident, malfunctioning traffic signals, or other infrastructure issues, you can hold the government entity responsible for maintaining the roads and ensuring safe driving conditions accountable.

Motorcycle Manufacturers

If a defective motorcycle or motorcycle part contributed to your accident, you can hold the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the motorcycle or part liable under product liability laws.

Bars or Restaurants

Under Texas Dram shop laws, if a bar or restaurant overserved alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person who then caused your motorcycle accident, you can hold the establishment liable for your damages.

Construction Companies

If your accident occurred in a construction zone caused by improper signage, debris on the road, or other negligence on the part of the construction company, you can hold them responsible.

What if I’m Partly to Blame for My Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

If you believe you bear partial responsibility for your motorcycle accident injuries, comparative negligence can affect your case. Comparative negligence assigns a percentage of fault to each party in an accident. This means that if you are found partially at fault, your compensation may decrease by your percentage of blame.

Even if you are partly at fault, you may still recover compensation under Texas’s modified comparative negligence rule, also known as the 51% bar rule. Under this rule, you can recover damages as long as you are not found to be 51% or more at fault for the accident. However, your damages will decrease by your percentage of fault.

While this rule allows those partly at fault to recover compensation for their medical bills and other damages, insurance companies may use this standard to devalue or deny your claim. Thus, hire an experienced Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer who can investigate your case, gather evidence, and build a solid argument to minimize the percentage of fault attributed to you.

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What Damages are Available in Dallas Motorcycle Accident Claims?

After a Dallas motorcycle accident, you may recover damages depending on the severity of your injuries and your case. These damages compensate you for the losses you suffered in the accident. The main types of damages available in a Dallas motorcycle accident case include:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are quantifiable financial losses that result from a motorcycle accident, such as:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of all medical treatment related to your motorcycle accident injuries, such as emergency room visits, surgeries, hospitalizations, medications, rehabilitative therapy, and any future medical care you may require.
  • Lost Wages or Income: If your injuries have forced you to miss work, you can claim the income you’ve lost as a result of the accident. This also includes any future lost earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job or limit your ability to work in the future.
  • Property Damage: You can seek compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your motorcycle and any other personal property damaged in the accident, such as protective gear or clothing.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are subjective, non-monetary losses that result from a motorcycle accident, such as:

  • Pain and Suffering: This compensates you for the physical pain, discomfort, and emotional distress you experienced due to your injuries.
  • Mental Anguish: If the accident and your injuries have caused you to suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other psychological issues, you may recover compensation for mental anguish.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: If your injuries prevented you from participating in activities you once enjoyed or have diminished your overall quality of life, you can seek damages for loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Disfigurement and Scarring: If your motorcycle accident injuries left you with permanent scars, disfigurement, or disabilities, you may recover compensation for these damages.

The value of a motorcycle accident case depends on the severity of your injuries, the extent of your economic losses, and the impact the accident had on your life.

How Can a Lawyer Help With My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

After a motorcycle accident, an experienced lawyer from DFW Injury Lawyers can make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim. Our dedicated attorneys can navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve in the following ways:

Investigating Your Case

We will thoroughly investigate your motorcycle accident, gathering evidence such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and expert opinions to build a strong case on your behalf.

Identifying Liable Parties

Our team will work to identify all parties who you can hold liable for your injuries, including negligent drivers, vehicle owners, government entities, or manufacturers, so you can seek compensation from every available source.

Dealing with Insurance Companies

We will handle all communication with insurance companies, protecting your rights and ensuring you don’t fall victim to tactics designed to minimize or deny your claim.

Negotiating Settlements

Our skilled negotiators will work tirelessly to secure a fair settlement that covers all of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Representing You in Court

If the other side refuses a fair settlement, our trial-ready attorneys can take your case to court and fight for your rights before a judge and jury.

Providing Personalized Attention

At DFW Injury Lawyers, we understand that every motorcycle accident case is unique. We will take the time to listen to your story, understand your needs, and provide the personalized attention and support you deserve throughout the legal process.

Handling Your Case on a Contingency Fee Basis

We believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we handle motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t owe us any attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation for you.

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Dallas Motorcycle Accident FAQs

How Much Do Accident Lawyers Charge?

Different lawyers charge different fees, but a Dallas accident attorney at DFW Injury Lawyers works on a contingency fee basis.

This arrangement allows your lawyer to work on your case and get paid only when you receive your settlement check. That said, you won’t have to invest more money into your case before you get paid.

How Do I Find the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Near Me?

If you’re looking for a Dallas accident attorney, you’ll want to hire the right one for your case.

Look for a lawyer with proven experience handling motorcycle accident claims.

You should also check out the lawyer’s past results and testimonials, as well as their bio, to see if they have any awards. Industry recognition can give you a good idea of how respected your lawyer is in the field.

How Much is My Dallas Motorcycle Crash Worth?

Ideally, your motorcycle claim should be worth at least the value of your losses, including current and future medical bills, lost wages and earning potential, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and/or property damage.

The compensation you receive for a Dallas motorcycle crash lawsuit will vary depending on the strength of evidence collected, arguments presented, and settlement negotiated. This is why you must hire a local motorcycle accident lawyer with the skill and experience to get you paid the best compensation possible.

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Contact the Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at DFW Injury Lawyers Today

Following a motorcycle accident, you may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and unsure of where to turn. At DFW Injury Lawyers, we understand the challenges you face and are here to provide the support, guidance, and legal representation you need during this difficult time.

Our experienced Dallas personal injury lawyers have a proven track record of success in handling complex cases and securing substantial compensation for our clients. We are committed to fighting for the rights of injured motorcyclists and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

When you choose DFW Injury Lawyers, you can trust that your case is in capable hands. We will work tirelessly to investigate your accident, build a strong case on your behalf, and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.

Our team will handle every aspect of your claim, from dealing with insurance companies to representing you in court if necessary, allowing you to focus on your recovery and moving forward with your life.

Don’t let a motorcycle accident define your future. Take action today and contact DFW Injury Lawyers at (972) 440-2320 or through our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation.

We’re here to listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide the personalized attention and representation you need to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Remember, you don’t have to face this challenge alone—let us be the muscle you need to win the fight and get your life back on track.


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