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Is It Important to Retain an Attorney for My Texas Motorcycle Accident Case?

Because motorcycle accidents generally result in more severe injuries than auto accident attorney, it is generally recommended that you retain an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you get the financial compensation necessary to cover you medical bills and recovery.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Associated with Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcyclists do not benefit from the protection and safety features enclosed passenger vehicles provide – so, when a crash does occur, the results are often catastrophic or fatal. The severe injuries that result from motorcycle accidents can lead to permanent damage and disability, crippling medical bills, loss of wages, and a lower quality of life.

Among the most common injuries sustained by motorcyclists involved in a crash are:

When these injuries and damages are the result of someone else’s negligence, motorcyclists deserve to be compensating fairly and fully. By hiring an attorney, you are ensuring that you stand the best chance of receiving the compensation and justice you deserve.

How Will an Attorney Investigate My Motorcycle Accident Claim?

As soon as you contact Thomas J. Henry, your attorney will begin taking steps to preserve and gather evidence for your case. This may include filing a temporary restraining order, obtaining witness statements, gathering photographs of the accident, and reviewing official reports such as police reports. The goal is to gather whatever evidence is necessary to verify how the accident happened and establish who was at fault.

If your motorcycle accident is particularly complex or if fault is being contested, your attorney will reach out to one of Thomas J. Henry’s expert witnesses.

An expert witness, also known as a judicial expert, is an individual who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience, is believed to have expertise and specialized knowledge in a particular subject that an average person may not have. In addition to an expert’s opinion, they may also deliver expert evidence by visiting the accident site or by using facts from the field of their expertise.

When it comes to investigating your motorcycle accident, Thomas J. Henry may incorporate the help of:

  • Medical Doctors and Physicians
  • Biomechanical Engineers
  • Automotive Forensic Consultants
  • Accident Re-constructionists

What if I Lost a Loved One to a Motorcycle Crash?

If you lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident which you believe was caused by another driver, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney. Wrongful death lawsuits can be especially complex due to the nature of the damages claimed. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for harm that was caused to family members of the deceased as a result of the victim’s death. Damages that can be sought include:

  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of love and emotional support
  • Loss of financial support

You need an attorney who can demonstrate the true cost of loss of companionship or loss of emotional support.

You may also be able to file what is known as a Survival Action claim. A Survival Action seeks damages caused to the deceased. In a survivor claim, a family asserts that a defendant’s negligence caused pain and suffering to their loved one before their loved one died and that the defendant should not be free of liability for that pain and suffering caused simply because the victim has died.

In a survivors claim, the pain and suffering damages are paid to the victim’s estate (parents, children, and/or spouse).

Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights of motorcycle injury victims and work to make sure that the person responsible pays for the pain he/she caused.

Because we understand that being injured in a motorcycle accident causes lifetime pain and suffering, we put constant pressure on the insurance company and driver involved to ensure you receive the maximum monetary compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our offices. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends and we represent clients/victims all over the country.

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