Even when wearing appropriate safety gear, following applicable traffic laws, and acting responsibly while operating a motorcycle, you may still be at risk of serious injuries in a crash caused by a negligent motorist. Even worse, holding a negligent driver legally liable for your losses caused by the impact can be challenging, even if the evidence supports your claim.
Turning a traumatic accident into a successful civil claim is something you should not expect to accomplish without guidance from a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. However, with a seasoned Beaumont motorcycle accident lawyer on your side, you could build a solid case and effectively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Whether someone drives a commuter car, commercial truck, motorcycle, or any other motor vehicle on public roads, they have the same duty to act lawfully and remain aware of others on the road. Someone who acts recklessly or carelessly behind the wheel has “breached” this duty. When this breach is the primary and direct cause of a collision resulting in a motorcyclist’s injuries, the negligent party is legally “negligent” and, therefore, financially liable for accident-related losses.
By the same token, the court may assign “comparative fault” to a negligent rider who contributed to the accident that injured them. Under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §§33.001 through 33.017, the court can proportionately reduce the total compensation available to the plaintiff in these cases. However, in other cases, the court may bar the negligent plaintiff from recovering any compensation at all. Fortunately, a capable Beaumont attorney could provide vital assistance with proving someone else at fault for a motorcycle collision and contesting comparative fault allegations.
A comprehensive settlement demand or lawsuit over injuries suffered in a motorcycle wreck can reimburse an injured victim for both economic and non-economic forms of harm stemming from the incident, including:
Virtually all motorcycle crash victims must begin the filing process—or have a diligent lawyer in Beaumont do so on their behalf—within two years of the incident. Otherwise, Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code §16.003 could prohibit them from filing a civil suit because they violated the “statute of limitations” for personal injury litigation. Fortunately, a legal representative could ensure this applicable filing deadline is met while following all legal rules and requirements.
Motorcycle accident litigation can be complicated for many reasons. For example, many civil judges and juries are not always sympathetic to injured riders they believe to be “daredevils.” Without professional legal representation, you might have serious trouble getting any financial restitution after a motorcycle wreck caused by a reckless motorist, let alone the total amount you deserve.
However, guidance from a Beaumont motorcycle accident lawyer could make all the difference in how your case plays out and the compensation available to you. Contact our dedicated legal representatives today to learn more and schedule a private consultation.