If you’re a motorcyclist, you are probably well aware of the unique risks you face every time you get on the road. One of those risks is the possibility that you may get forced off the road by another driver. If this has happened to you, don’t lose hope; an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you successfully pursue your claim.
The Texas motorcycle accident lawyers at Begum Law Group have extensive experience in helping motorcyclists get the compensation they deserve. We understand the challenges you are facing and how motorcycle accident cases are unique. More importantly, we know how to get results. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident and need help, call The Law Giant at 866-523-4167 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you.
Motorcycles and Visibility
Collisions between motorcycles and cars are far more likely to result in serious injury or even death. Sometimes a motorcyclist’s only option may be to go off the road in order to avoid an accident. Because motorcycles are less “visible” than other cars on the road, they are at special risk due to inattentive drivers. The driver could be distracted, speeding, or simply just not paying attention. The other driver may claim that they were paying full attention but simply didn’t “see” you. Therefore, it can be especially difficult for non-lawyers to persuade the insurance company that the other driver was negligent.
Who Is at Fault?
Another challenge in these cases is identifying the other driver. In most car accident cases that we handle, you know who the other driver was. Many motorcycle accidents are basically hit-and-run cases because the other vehicle never stopped. In fact, some motorcyclists question whether or not the other driver even knew they were forcing someone off the road. If you can’t identify the other driver, it will significantly change how you proceed with your case. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you successfully make your claim.
As an aside, helmet cameras can be tremendously helpful in identifying the vehicle that forced you off the road. If you have camera footage, your lawyer can help you use that information to identify the at-fault driver.
Overcoming the Motorcyclist Stigma
Like it or not, motorcyclists are often seen as reckless and irresponsible, creating a bias against them. This reputation can make it difficult for motorcyclists to get the compensation they deserve. Insurance companies, judges, and juries assume that the accident was your fault, even if you were obviously forced off the road. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you overcome this bias so that you can get the compensation you need to put your life back together.
What Your Claim May Be Worth
If you were forced off the road and injured, it’s important to understand what your case may be worth. The compensation you are entitled to should include the following components:
- Damage to your motorcycle
- Cost of replacing any motorcycle safety gear such as your helmet, gloves, or jacket
- Any medical expenses related to your injuries
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
To the benefit of the insurance companies, non-lawyers tend to settle their cases for far less than what their claims are actually worth. Hiring a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you maximize your compensation so that you can focus on your recovery.
Call the Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Begum Law Group
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need a personal injury lawyer who knows how to handle motorcycle accident cases. The Texas motorcycle accident attorneys at Begum Law Group have extensive experience in helping motorcyclists get the compensation they deserve in a wide variety of cases.