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When it comes to a motorcycle accident, we know that no matter how careful you are, you cannot control the choices of others on the roads.

Motorcycle injuries are often more severe than accidents involving only passenger cars because motorcycles provide no protection from impact and motorcycle riders are routinely thrown. Our attorneys understand that passenger vehicles often view bikers differently than they do other vehicles, and often times don’t respect the motorcycle’s position on the roadways. At The Carlson Law Firm, we have made it our goal to help clients through their specific and individual circumstances when it comes to motorcycle crash injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Can I Recover in a Lawsuit?

In negotiations or litigation against a defendant’s insurance company or negligent party, the attorneys in our office may be able to help you recover compensation for the following:

  • Past and Future Medical Expenses: Victims can file to receive compensation for emergency visits, hospital care, surgery etc. if the injuries were directly related to the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Motorcycle accident victims can claim compensation for wages they could have earned if the accidents hadn’t taken place. Victims can recover compensation for the period of time they had to be away from work to recover.
  • Pain and Suffering: As motorcyclists may not be offered PIP insurance, they may file a lawsuit to claim compensation to combat their pain and suffering after the accident. To determine whether the victim requires compensation, courts will consider factors such as the nature of the injury, along with the duration and extent of pain.
  • Mental Anguish: Victims and families may also be provided compensation for the emotional pain they had to face after the incident. Emotional suffering includes feelings of fright, embarrassment, nervousness, worry, and grief.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow or jolt to the head from blunt trauma. These injuries can vary in severity but lead to life-altering changes for both a biker and his or her family.
  • Disfigurement: Our attorneys often see serious serious injuries, such as degloving injuries, as a result of significant road rash or road burn. These types of injuries require significant medical treatment which leads to costly bills.
  • Loss of Consortium: The surviving spouse may receive compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society, and companionship of his or her loved one in the case of a wrongful death caused by a motorcycle accident. Surviving parents may receive compensation for the loss of love, affection and companionship of their minor children as a result of their wrongful death. Likewise, minor children may receive compensation for the loss of services, assistance, aid, society and companionship of their parents as a result of their wrongful death.

Each case is unique. Your attorney can explain what types of damages will be available to you.

What is the Process?

A motorcycle crash is just as much a legal issue as it is a medical one. Bikers are often the victims of negligence when drivers don’t see them or behave in other reckless ways in their larger vehicles. Generally, a motorcycle accident attorney will handle your claim through the following process:

Step 1. Investigate

In order to build your case, the first step your motorcycle accident attorney will take is to gather documentation and evidence of your crash and injuries. This includes collecting crash reports, scene examinations, insurance, photographs, and other records related to your claim.

Step 2. Negotiate

Once our attorneys have gathered the necessary information and evidence to prove up your claim, we will begin negotiation talks with the defendant’s insurance company.

Step 3. Litigate

If the defendant’s insurance company fails to offer a fair settlement during negotiations, your attorney will be ready to present your case in a courtroom.

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About The Carlson Law Firm

The Carlson Law Firm is a Veteran-owned and operated injury firm. We’ve been protecting the rights of personal injury victims and their families since 1976.

We employ more than 40 attorneys in 15 locations across the state of Texas and are able to represent clients throughout the United States. Our highly-skilled trial attorneys are experienced advocates who share our firm’s commitment to client service. Our attorneys are accessible for clients around the clock and work tirelessly to discover new and innovative legal options to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation available.

There's a Carlson Law Firm Near You

With 15 locations throughout Texas, there’s a Carlson Law Firm near you. We have law offices located in Killeen, Temple, Waco, Round Rock, Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, Bryan, Lubbock, Midland, Kerrville, Baytown and Corpus Christi.

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