Motorcycle Accidents

Amarillo Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle Accidents in Texas

More than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death of the motorcycle rider, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you face challenges rarely seen in other types of motor vehicle accidents. At Wood Law Firm, LLP, we believe that bikers deserve full and fair compensation, and we are ready to fight for you.

Contact us online or call (806) 304-0447 for a free initial consultation with one of our Amarillo motorcycle accident attorneys.

Why You Need a Amarillo Motorcycle Accident Attorney

The majority of motorcycle accidents involving other vehicles are caused by the other driver—not the motorcyclist. But jurors tend to be biased, still believing that bikers are reckless risk-takers by nature. And the insurance companies know how to play on that misconception.

You need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side to level the playing field. That’s where we come in.

Some of the many challenges you may be facing include:

  • Serious or catastrophic bodily injuries
  • Lack of witnesses or unreliable witnesses
  • No personal memory of your accident due to your injuries
  • Jurors who do not ride and do not understand how motorcycle accidents happen
  • Bias against bikers that may have affected your treatment at the scene and may influence statements and testimony of law enforcement, EMTs, the other driver, and any witnesses

At Wood Law Firm, LLP, we know how to fight back against unjust bias and overcome the many challenges you face. Our goal is to maximize your recovery and help you get back on your feet by securing the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents are more likely than passenger vehicle accidents to cause severe and catastrophic injuries due to the fact that motorcycle riders do not have the same protections as people in a car, truck, or SUV.

Even with proper motorcycle helmets and other safety gear, motorcyclists are at risk of suffering serious injuries in accidents, including:

Road rash is an often-misunderstood injury. Road rash can be so severe that it is life-threatening. Severe road rash should be treated in a burn unit when possible. Early complications can include infection and sepsis. Severe road rash can cause permanent muscle damage and can even cause amputation of digits or limbs.

Damages in Motorcycle Accident Claims

Due to the severe nature of their injuries, motorcycle accident victims often experience significant economic and non-economic damages.

These might include:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Ongoing treatments and rehabilitative therapy
  • Follow-up care
  • Pain management/treatment
  • Medications and medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
  • Professional in-home care
  • Lost income, wages, and other benefits
  • Lost earning ability
  • Lost future earnings and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Counseling
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost quality of life

At Wood Law Firm, LLP, we strive to help our clients recover compensation for all of their damages, including both financial and intangible losses caused by the accident. We know how to take on the insurance company and aggressively advocate for you.

motorcyclists riding down the street next to carsCompensation If You Were Not Wearing A Helmet

Texas law does not require you to wear a motorcycle helmet if you are 21 or over and meet either of the following conditions:

  • You have completed an approved motorcycle operator training and safety course
  • You carry medical insurance that specifically covers motorcycle accident injuries

If you did not wear a helmet on a motorcycle accident in Amarillo TX, you can still recover compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries. If you have head or neck injuries, the defendant may try to use your lack of helmet against you to reduce the amount of your damages by saying that you contributed to the seriousness of your injuries.

While helmets do save lives and minimize brain injuries, they do not save everyone, and they do not even prevent all brain injuries. If you do not have adequate representation, the insurance company’s attorneys have an easy job convincing the jurors that you, or your loved one, would have been fine if you had only worn a helmet. Our Amarillo motorcycle accident lawyers work with medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and other specialists to paint the full picture to the jury in an effort to recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

Request a Free Consultation Today

Wood Law Firm, LLP is here to represent you throughout the entire legal process. We understand the unique challenges injured motorcycle riders face, as well as the many nuances involved in successfully pursuing these types of personal injury claims. Our team is ready to answer your questions, offer personalized legal advice, and begin an immediate investigation into your claim. While we strive to recover the best possible settlement in as little time as possible, we are also always prepared to take cases to trial if that is what is needed to achieve justice and maximum recovery for our clients.

There are no fees unless we win your case. We are happy to schedule a same-day appointment and can meet with you on weekends or in the evening if needed.

To learn more about how we can help with your motorcycle accident lawsuit, please call us at (806) 304-0447 or schedule your free consultation using our online form.

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