Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas

Are you in need of a Dallas / Fort Worth area motorcycle accident attorney? If you live in the D/FW metroplex, motorcycle accidents are very common. Losses resulting from a motorcycle accident can range from serious personal injuries to wrongful death. You can have medical bills, physical pain and mental anguish, not to mention physical impairment and disfigurement. Additionally, accidents involving motorcycles are far more likely to result in a fatality than a car crash. The Texas Department of Transportation also reports that nearly fifty-six percent (56%) of motorcycle fatalities result from not wearing a helmet.

Why are motorcycle accident cases different?

Accidents involving motorcycles are far more likely to result in a fatality than a car crash. Sadly, motorcycle riders encounter dangers that other drivers do not. They are less visible on the roads. Therefore, other drivers are less attentive to motorcycles than other vehicles. Additionally, motorcycles are more difficult to maneuver when trying to avoid an accident.

But your motorcycle accident case does face some other difficulties. This is because jurors tend to view motorcyclists as “rebels” or “risk-takers.” Of course this perception is untrue. In fact, statistics show that the majority of accidents involving motorcycles are the fault of the automobile and not the motorcycle.

Why Should I Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Insurance adjusters like to use this misconception to their advantage. Therefore, they hold the driver of a motorcycle to a higher standard of care than the driver of a car. This can effect how they evaluate your claim.  Therefore, your lawyer should be ready to battle against this misconception. After all, motorcycles are entitled to the same rights as any other vehicle on the road.

You must hire an experienced motorcycle accident attorney to represent you. That’s the only way you can be sure that your injury claim will be properly handled. Attorney Robert C. Slim knows how to prepare your motorcycle accident case. And, he also knows how to properly negotiate your claim to get the compensation you deserve.

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Free Personal Injury Case Consultation

It is very important to get proper legal representation from an experienced Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney. Call (214) 321-8225 or submit your case information online for a free consultation.  You will get to speak with Attorney Robert C. Slim personally regarding your rights and options for pursuing justice on your case.

Frequently Asked Questions about Motorcycle Accidents

Yes.  Texas law requires that you obtain a “Class M” license from the Texas Department of Public Safety.  

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in Texas, you must be at least 16 years old, and have passed an approved motorcycle safety course.  You must also pass a written test and road test to demonstrate that you are familiar with the Texas traffic laws and safety specific to motorcycles.

Motorcycle operators and riders under the age of 21 are required to wear an approved helmet.  If you are not required to wear a helmet, then you must complete a motorcycle safety course and have at least $10,000 in medical insurance.

Texas law prohibits passengers under the age of 5 to ride on a motorcycle.  Additionally, a passenger may only ride a  motorcycle that is equipped with a permanent passenger seat.

  • Always wear an approved helmet, even if you are not required by law to do so;
  • Drive defensively and anticipate the movement of other traffic;
  • Avoid distractions and always pay attention.  Everything can change a split second;
  • Turn your headlights on to maintain visibility;
  • Avoid driving in another vehicle’s blind spot.
  • Give motorcycles greater following distance;
  • Allow them to occupy a full lane of traffic;
  • Be particular about checking your blind spot when changing lanes.

The answer is “yes” and “no.”  Technically, a motorcycle rider is subject to the same traffic and safety laws as other vehicles on the roadway.  So, they are not given any favoritism in the law when an accident occurs.  However, motorcycle accidents tend to result in more serious injuries than car accidents.  Likewise, there is a greater chance of a more substantial recovery for the injuries sustained in the accident.

Get medical attention as soon as possible.  Motorcycle accidents can cause very serious injuries, and even death, to both the driver as well as the rider.  Then, get a free consultation from an experienced accident attorney to take it from there forward.