Have you been the victim of a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle accidents occur every day on the streets of Texas and the resulting injuries can be severe and long-lasting. At Johnson Garcia LLP, we take the legal representation of injured motorcycle riders personally because Co-Founding Partner Daniel Johnson, as a licensed motorcycle rider for almost 25 years, understands the riding experience and the dangers that careless drivers can present to bike riders. When you or a loved one has been injured, call Johnson Garcia LLP to help protect your legal rights as a rider and to recover your damages.
Motorcycling is a way of life for many people. Whether it is a weekend ride or a daily commute, riders share the roadways with larger automobiles and trucks. Too often, however, the drivers of those larger vehicles are occupied by careless texting, and the riders of motorcycles are the victims. Injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can often be severe with life changing and impacting implications.
Motorcycle accidents often leave riders with ambulance, hospital, and related medical bills that can be overwhelming when coupled with lost time from work. Additionally, riders live through the mental and physical pain and suffering following the accident through the period of rehab. Tragically, there are some riders who do not survive. When the unthinkable occurs, you need a team you can trust to guide you through the process so you can focus on your health or the health of your loved one.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident
The steps you take after an accident can determine your long-term well-being, as well as the outcome of your legal case. Your first job is to seek immediate medical attention even if you don’t believe you’ve been seriously injured. Shock can sometimes mask pain, and some serious injuries take time to manifest. Motorcycle accidents also tend to be more serious than regular vehicle accidents, often requiring critical care.
Next, you’ll want to call the police and make sure they file an official report. Getting a medical evaluation and a police report will put you on a more secure legal footing. At the end of the day, those records may prove invaluable when it comes to negotiating a settlement or winning a favorable verdict.
As soon as you’re medically stable, it’s time to file an insurance claim and contact a lawyer, particularly if your accident occurred due to the negligent actions of another person. Motorcycle accident cases can be complex, and insurance companies are often tight-fisted, especially in cases where the motorcyclists were not wearing a helmet. Only a seasoned Houston motorcycle accident attorney can help you navigate the maze that is the legal system. With a lawyer in your corner, you stand the best chance of collecting liability insurance and damages in the form of lost wages and medical bills.
The lawyers at Johnson Garcia LLP are experienced accident attorneys who will fight for your rights if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident. Call us now for a free case evaluation. Let fellow motorcycle rider and Co-Founding Partner Daniel listen to your story to see if we can help!