Personal Injury – Austin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Your Reliable and Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Austin
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an astounding 4,985 riders were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2018. As of 2019, the Texas Department of Transportation reported 410 fatalities (394 motorcycle drivers and 16 passengers), as well as over 1,800 serious injuries and over 2,700 non-incapacitating injuries in motorcycle accidents.
These numbers don’t tell the whole story, though. They don’t convey the medical costs, lost wages, and suffering of riders and their families. When motorcycle accidents occur, riders and their passengers are more susceptible to harm because they don’t have the protection a vehicle provides, from a car frame and body, to airbags and seatbelts, and they often pay the price with more serious injuries, and even death.
At Biker Lawyer, we understand because we’re riders ourselves. We know the freedom and exhilaration that only comes from riding a motorcycle down the open road. We also know how hard it can be to recover from an accident when you have medical bills piling up and you’re unable to work.
That’s why we’re here to help riders and their loved ones fight to ensure a fair settlement when an accident occurs. When you’re involved in an accident, you need a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer in Austin that specializes in this type of accident and understands what you’re going through.
Don’t let insurance companies give you the runaround and wear you down. You don’t have to accept a settlement that’s only a fraction of what you’re owed. Biker Lawyer will help you to get every penny to cover your medical costs, make up for lost wages, and ensure that you and your family are taken care of, for as long as you need it.
Accidents and Injuries
You don’t have to ride a motorcycle for very long to understand that drivers in cars often fail to see or acknowledge the presence of riders. This, of course, leads to many accidents between cars and motorcycles. Such accidents are rarely the fault of the motorcyclist – more often, automobile drivers change lanes or open doors without looking, fail to yield the right of way to motorcycles, or engage in distracted or impaired driving (DUI), putting lives at risk in the process.
Such activities can not only lead to accidents, but serious injuries and even death for motorcyclists and their passengers. Some of the most common injuries include road rash, broken legs and arms, broken ribs, neck and back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Even riders that wear protective gear and helmets are subject to such injuries, due to the force of impact and a lack of protection that automobiles enjoy. Riders may require extensive rehabilitation following such injuries, or they may never fully recover.
What can you do if a motorcycle accident leaves you in need of medical care and unable to work, temporarily or