This post is written to conclude and recap our series on the handling of motorcycle accident cases. We wrote on this topic to provide information which would assist area residents in understanding their rights after such an accident. It was also our goal to provide information which would assist with the selection of a personal injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been injured then it is important that you contact counsel sooner, rather than later, in order to ensure that one’s rights are fully protected. When selecting representation, we suggest you retain a firm in which the lawyers have extensive experience in handling such matters.
We addressed a number of topics over the course of this series. The issues which we discussed include:
- The application of Texas’ comparative fault laws to motorcycle accidents
- Dealing with the defendant’s insurance carriers
- The importance of discovery in motorcycle accident cases
- What to expect at a motorcycle accident trial
- Calculating a motorcycle accident victim’s damages
We chose to address these topics for a number of reasons. First, our state will allow an accident victim to recover damages even if they were partially at fault for the incident. As long as the victim was not more responsible for the accident, than was the defendant, then recovery is possible. Second, the process of dealing with insurance carriers can be quite lengthy, especially if serious injuries were sustained. Third, discovery is crucial to establishing the defendant’s liability. Discovery, for example, can be used to show whether the defendant was texting while driving. Third, knowing what to expect during trial can help a victim to have realistic expectations. Finally, there are several components which factor into a damages calculation. It is important to understand the determination of each of these components.
One point we stressed throughout this series was the need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney if you or a loved one were hit while riding a motorbike. When selecting counsel, we suggest you hire a firm in which the lawyers have been certified in personal injury law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, which employs an on-staff investigator, and which can devote multiple lawyers to your case. We also suggest the hiring of a firm which has the financial resources necessary to retain experts and to see your case through to completion. This is true regardless of whether you were injured in Fort Worth, Dallas, or elsewhere in Texas.