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January 16, 2021

Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When your motorcycle accident was caused by another’s negligence, you deserve compensation. Let a trusted attorney help you on the path to justice.

Riding your motorcycle is a way of life. But what happens when you suffer injuries from someone else’s negligence? A Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer from Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. will play an invaluable role in handling your claim so you may focus on recovery.

Why Go With Us for Your Motorcycle Accident Claim?

We Offer Free Consultations – And our contingency fee structure means we don’t charge our clients anything if they lose. Get skilled, diligent legal counsel, with none of the risk. 

We Have the Experience You Need – Our founding attorney has accrued extensive trial experience from his time spent not only in civil litigation but criminal defense and as a prosecutor. 

We Aggressively Pursue the Compensation You Deserve – Don’t accept a settlement offer before consulting Chris Lewis & Associates P.C. — we can get you a maximum settlement for your damages. 

Context for Motorcycle Accidents in Dallas 

Motorcycle accidents have the ability to cause immense damages. The inherent difference in weight, size, and safety features between motorcycles and other vehicles means that, sadly, motorcyclists often get the worst of these collisions. 

In 2019, thousands of motorcycle accidents were reported across the state. Of those who were involved in accidents, more than 1,800 of them were seriously injured, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Another 412 were killed during the same year. 

For many folks, riding a motorcycle is a way of life. It can also pose significant other advantages over driver other vehicles, such as a reduced level of fuel consumption. Despite this, many motorcyclists will be injured every year on Dallas highways, such as Interstate 75. Even when you take every precaution, the carelessness of another driver could leave you with significant losses. 

At Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of motorcyclists in Dallas through skilled legal representation. We can use our trial and litigation experience to help you earn a maximum settlement, whether as part of a settlement or jury award. 

Common Factors in Motorcycle Accidents in Texas

Some accidents are caused by inclement weather or acts of God. In the case of many motorcycle accidents, however, they are caused by a collision with another motor vehicle—an event that can leave one or both parties with severe damages. 

Visibility is an example of one factor in motorcycle accidents in Dallas. Often, cars are unable to account for the motorcyclist in the lane next to them when they go to make a switch or merge onto or off of the highway. Even if a collision such as this one isn’t caused by malice, it arguably was caused by the carelessness of the other driver, which means they could be found liable for the injured person’s damages. 

Some other common factors in motorcycle accidents are:

  • Ignoring the Rules of the RoadIf a driver blows through a stop sign or red light, they could crash into another vehicle. This is relatively common. 
  • Driving too Fast – Excessive velocity can play a part in all accidents; especially when a motorcycle is involved, however, speeding can be disastrous. 
  • Distracted Driving – The advent of mobile technology has caused a corresponding uptick in cases of distracted drivers on the road. Sending a text is a highly risky thing to do while driving. 
  • Drinking and Driving – Not only can offenders face criminal penalties for drinking and driving, but they can also be on the hook for civil remedies. 

Common Damages Available in Motorcycle Accident Claims

The aim of a civil suit for a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer is, to the fullest extent possible, restoring you to the condition you were in prior to the accident through the awarding of financial damages. Given the way these damages are calculated, they can represent not only economic, or tangible, damages, but also non-economic damages related to the intangible suffering, or emotional trauma, you’ve experienced. 

One key type of economic damage that can often be awarded in these claims is lost income damages. When you are unable to work due to your injuries, the value of the income you’ve forfeited in the past, present, and even the future can be taken into account when determining the sum of your settlement. 

Other prominent examples of damages awarded in these cases include: 

  • Emergency room expenses
  • Physical rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Motorcycle property damages
  • Punitive damages

Dallas Motorcycle Accident FAQ

When it comes to recovering damages you’ve sustained in a motorcycle accident, there’s no substitute for the personalized counsel of an experienced attorney. General answers to some of the most common questions we receive, however, can be found below to get you started—and when you’re ready, one of our motorcycle accident attorneys can answer specific questions you have about your case. 

What is the deadline to file a motorcycle accident claim?

Like all other personal injury claims in Texas, the state statute of limitations places a limit on the amount of time that can pass before filing a motorcycle accident claim. Generally speaking, this limit is two years from the date of the accident and goes not only for motorcycle accidents, but motor vehicle accidents of any kind. 

Who are the potential defendants in my case?

This depends on the facts of your case, which is why most motorcycle accident plaintiffs in Dallas allow an attorney to investigate the background of their case. Possible at-fault parties in these cases can include other motorcyclists, drivers of other vehicles, parts manufacturers, or even corporations or government agencies. 

How can modified comparative fault impact my claim?

This rule states that the value of your settlement or award will be reduced by the percentage of fault for which you are responsible. Crucially, if you’re found more than half responsible for the accident, you could be barred from collecting any compensation at all. 

What to Do After a Dallas Motorcycle Accident

An accident can happen in the blink of an eye, and it may be impossible to go back and repeat some steps once you’ve already left the scene of the crash. However, doing some of the following may only help strengthen the evidence available for you to use in your claim. 

  • Don’t Leave the Scene Immediately (if possible) – Although if you’ve been seriously injured it’s likely that you will need to leave the scene of the accident, staying behind, if possible, to take some pictures of the crash and exchange insurance information with the other driver can help. 
  • Seek Medical Treatment – Having a trusted doctor look over your injuries will allow your medical records to be entered in as evidence of your damages during the motorcycle accident claims process. 
  • Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer – Working with an experienced attorney is the best way of increasing your odds of securing the maximum compensation possible for your damages. 

Call a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Dallas Today

When someone else is to blame for your motorcycle accident damages, you need the help of aggressive legal representation. A Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., we’re dedicated to helping our clients achieve favorable outcomes. We will work tirelessly to get you the settlement you deserve.

Call 214-984-3113 or fill out the form below to schedule your free case consultation with a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer with our firm today.

 

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