If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should speak to Fort Worth motorcycle accident lawyer Bill Berenson immediately. He has been handling motorcycle accidents and other serious motor vehicle accidents for the past 36 years. He has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for the past 20 years.Motorcycle Accidents in the DFW Area
Perhaps no other kind of auto accident is more dangerous or frightening than a serious motorcycle accident. With no doors and no roof, motorcyclists are completely exposed should the unthinkable happen. In fact, when motorcyclists do get into an accident, they are 35 times more likely to get into a fatal accident than drivers of cars.
In Texas alone, there were about 460 motorcycle and scooter deaths in 2012. In fact, across the state about 90% of motorcycle accidents result in serious bodily injury or death. Last year, slightly over half of all motorcycle accidents—56%—occurred in cities, while 44% occurred in more rural areas. No matter where you ride, the risk is there.Liability in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycles have the same right to use the road as cars. They follow the same laws, occupy the same lanes, and have every right to be on the road. Despite this fact, sometimes drivers do not take motorcyclists seriously, and do not give them the respect that they deserve while they are on the road. These drivers often drive in a negligent or careless manner, and put motorcyclists at even greater risk.
Negligent driving by other motorists can and often does cause motorcycle accidents. Due to no fault of the rider, motorcycle accidents can be difficult to avoid. This does not defeat an otherwise valid claim; the focus is on the other driver and whether their negligence caused you to get into an accident.
When an accident occurs due to the negligent driving of another, the motorcycle accident victim has the right to recover monetary damages from the other driver to cover amounts potentially including medical bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering caused by the accident.Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
If you have recently been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a knowledgeable lawyer right away. Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without speaking to an attorney first. The insurers are interested only in keeping their shareholders happy, not in helping you recover or paying you a fair amount for your damages.
Dallas/Fort Worth personal injury attorney Bill Berenson has over 36 years of experience litigating motorcycle accident as well as other personal injury claims. For the past 20 years, he has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He knows the strategies insurance companies will use to try to settle your case by offering you insultingly low amounts of money, and he will aggressively assert your rights. Contact the Law Offices of William K. Berenson online or by phone at 817-855-8000 or toll free at 1-888-801-8585 schedule your free initial consultation today.