After a motorcycle accident in Conroe, you may need help paying for your medical bills and other expenses. An injury lawyer from Blass Law can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering after someone else’s negligence leaves you injured.
How an Attorney Can Fight for Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident in Conroe
When we begin your pursuit of compensation, we will need to find evidence of negligence. Evidence might include the police report, photographic and video footage of the accident, witness statements, and medical records.
We will Investigate Your Motorcycle Accident
Our investigation will work to find proof that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. Typically, this proof will be evidence that the other party was driving recklessly. Some common forms of risky driving are as follows.
- Drunk driving and drug-impaired driving: When under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications, drivers may have dulled senses, reflexes, and judgment skills, leading to accidents.
- Drowsy driving: Fatigue may weaken the muscles, dull the senses, and can even cause a driver to nod off at the wheel.
- Distracted driving: Distractions that take a driver’s attention away from the road (e.g., looking at their phone, eating, speaking to a passenger, or adjusting their radio or GPS) can leave them liable for your injuries.
- Aggressive driving: Speeding, weaving in traffic, improper turns, tailgating, and other forms of aggressive driving can put motorcyclists at risk for serious accidents.
We will Fight for Your Compensatory Award
Then, we will use the evidence we find to fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf. This endeavor may mean negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance companies or taking your case to trial.
We will not hesitate to do what it takes to get you what you are owed, even if it is difficult. You can trust Blass Law to do what needs to be done so that you and your family can focus less on your bills and worries and more on recovering.
For a legal consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer serving Conroe, call 713-225-1900
Damages You Can Collect Following a Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident in Conroe, you might face substantial medical bills, as well as a lot of physical pain. Our lawyers can help you pursue compensation for all the damages you suffered.
Some forms of them might include:
- Lost income
- Lost future earning potential
- Past and ongoing medical expenses
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Disability, disfigurement, and scarring
Wrongful Death Damages
Because motorcycles provide little protection, the motorcyclist could incur grave injuries. If your loved one lost their life in such an accident, you might have the option to recoup damages for their memorial service and burial and medical expenses, in addition to your own loss of financial support and consortium.
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How Texas law Could Apply to Your Motorcycle Accident Case
If you plan to pursue compensation for your injuries, these statutes could impact the course and outcome of your lawsuit.
If you think you may be partially at fault for your accident, you still have options for recovering damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001, Texas has a “proportionate responsibility” statute. This law means that fault is not all or nothing; as long as you can prove that the party you are suing is more to blame for your accident than you were, you can still recover damages.
The Statute of Limitations in Motorcycle Accident Cases in Texas
According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is typically two years from the time of the accident or day of death. Filing by the deadline is critical because failure to do so could result in your case getting thrown out of court.
However, there may be special circumstances that can impact this time frame, giving you more time to file. For example, if you were in a motorcycle accident as a minor and are now an adult, you may still have options for pursuing compensation.
There are also certain circumstances where the time you have to file is limited based on whom you are suing. If you are filing against the government, you may have less than two years in which to begin legal action.
Waiver of Governmental Immunity
In many cases, the government is protected from civil lawsuits under the principle of “governmental immunity.” However, under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §101.025, Texas has waived this immunity under many circumstances. This statute means that you can sue the government or one of its agencies or employees for their negligence in causing your motorcycle accident.
Suppose you were struck by a negligent driver in a government vehicle or the accident happened because of inadequate road maintenance. In either case, you can hold the government responsible for your accident and injuries.
You may need to file a notice of claim within six months of the accident, instead of two years if you were suing a private individual or individuals.
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Connect with the Attorneys at Blass Law Today to Learn how We will Fight for You
At Blass Law, we are committed to fighting for you after you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Houston lawyer Jay Cohen will work hard to get the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Call Blass Law today to learn more about how a lawyer with our firm can help you recover damages for your injuries after a motorcycle accident in Conroe. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started.