Because riders are completely exposed, they are vulnerable to catastrophic injuries, even when the same accident between two regular vehicles may have been minor. The breadth of the injuries and damages in motorcycle accident cases make the legal proceedings that much more complex.
If you, or someone you love, was injured in a motorcycle accident, let us first say that we are deeply sorry. We can’t imagine what you are going through. What we can do is make you a promise: If you need help, we are here to help you. We will help you by fighting tooth and nail with the responsible party and their insurance company to make sure that you receive maximum financial compensation.
When you’re ready to call our Austin office (512-320-0088) one of our friendly staff members will ask you about the facts of your motorcycle accident so that our attorneys can tell you whether you have a legitimate personal injury claim. This consultation is 100% free and there is no obligation. You have nothing to lose.
Common Causes of Austin Motorcycle Accidents
Some motorcycle crashes can be attributed to rider inexperience. But in the case of most of our clients, it is the other driver that is responsible for the crash. A driver who commits any of the following acts of negligence and can be held responsible for compensating an injured motorcyclist:
- Failing to see a motorcyclist, even when the rider is wearing high-visibility clothing.
- Distracted driving, including talking on a cell phone, texting while driving, or engaging in an activity that takes the driver’s eyes or attention off the road.
- Drunk driving.
- Collisions or crashes in which the cyclist was run off of the road or crashed in order to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
Holding the At-Fault Party Responsible
An injured motorcyclist can face a long and difficult recovery. Expensive medical bills, time away from work, and the need for frequent doctor’s visits can put a financial strain on the rider and her family. This only serves to compound the physical, mental, and emotional trauma that come from a serious motorcycle crash.
As in all personal injury cases, proving a claim requires evidence of not only negligent behavior by another person but also proof of the extent of your injuries. Lawyers who have significant experience handling motorcycle accident cases are able to move quickly to gather the reports, statements, and other necessary evidence so your claim can be successful.
A successful claim can result in the injured motorcyclist receiving a monetary award to cover medical costs and treatment, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Contact Sutliff & Stout
As soon as you’re ready, we encourage your to contact our Austin office. You can contact us in two (2) ways: 1) By completing the short contact form below; or 2) by calling our office – 512-616-2222. We take all motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing until we recover compensation. We are ready and waiting to fight for you.