Motorcycle Injury FAQs
Our Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney Is Here to Answer Your Questions
After a motorcycle accident in Texas, it is natural to feel confused and overwhelmed, but that does not mean your situation is hopeless. Knowing what you can do to ensure the best recovery possible while still maintaining financial stability can help you make the right decisions to protect your future.
As an experienced Texas motorcycle crash lawyer, Ray King, founder of King Law Firm, believes that every motorcycle accident victim should be aware of their rights and options after an injury. With this in mind, the below include some of the more common questions victims have after a motorcycle accident injury, and their answers.
How do I know if I can file a civil lawsuit to get money for my injuries?
Generally, if your accident was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another, then you are entitled to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. There are other factors that contribute as well, or course, but that is the overall idea.
What if the accident was partly my fault?
Just because you may hold a certain level of fault in the motorcycle accident does not mean you can't still recover damages. Depending on the level of fault of all parties involved, you could recover a proportionate amount of compensation.
What kind of damages can I get compensation for?
As the victim of a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to get compensation for damages, such as property damage, medical costs, loss of wages, loss of future income, and pain and suffering. It may also be possible to receive punitive damages, which are awarded for the purpose of punishing the at-fault party rather than just covering the monetary losses of the victim.
Do I have a time limit to file an injury claim?
Yes, this is referred to as the statute of limitations. In Texas, a personal injury victim generally has two years from the date of injury to file a claim. This is only the filing. If you file one and a half years after your motorcycle accident, but the claim isn't resolved before the two years are up, it's okay. As long as it is filed before two years, it will still be active after that limit.
How much is my case worth?
The amount of compensation you can recover depends on a wide range of factors, mainly how much your motorcycle accident and the injuries you've suffered have and will cost you. Long-term costs of an injury are usually taken into account after a serious injury, especially if you are unable to work as a result.
How can I make sure I get the compensation I am entitled to?
Keeping records of all of your expenses resulting from your accident, taking notes about how you feel physically and emotionally, as well as all medical records and even doctor's notes will give the court detailed information of your condition and costs, making it easier for it to determine a fair amount of compensation. Maintain all of this information and make sure your attorney has it when filing your claim.
Will I have to deal with the insurance company?
The at-fault party's insurance company, or your own depending on the circumstances of the accident, will do everything in its power to deny your claim or manipulate you into accepting a less than fair amount. Never make any statements to any insurance company and never sign anything before speaking with an attorney familiar with their tactics. Once you have an attorney, the insurance company will go through them, not you, saving you the headache of dealing with uncooperative and potentially unethical insurance adjusters.
How can I make sure everything is taken care of when it is supposed to be?
Put simply, retain the services of an experienced Austin motorcycle injury attorney like Ray King of King Law Firm You should not have to worry about anything but getting the medical treatment you need after a serious motorcycle accident and our firm can make sure you can focus on your health and not the stresses of legal action. To speak to us about your case, call us at (512) 375-4455.