There are thousands of people in Texas who enjoying riding their motorcycles on the open road. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to have the wind in your face and the sun on your back? For many motorcyclists, an accident can have devastating consequences. Some of the accidents are the fault of the motorcyclist; however, many are the result of inattentive drivers.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, the primary concern should be getting the riders medical attention. Serious injuries or deaths occur frequently in these accidents. If the motorcyclist is able, he or she needs to preserve evidence, take pictures and write down everything he or she remembers. This can be invaluable later on if a personal injury lawsuit is filed.
The police should be called to the scene as well to make sure that a police report is taken. The at-fault driver may receive a citation or an arrest may even be made in some cases. However, an arrest or criminal charges are not required for a civil lawsuit to proceed.
Avoid speaking with the other driver’s insurance company or signing any paperwork. The insurance company only wants to settle for as little as possible. You should consider retaining a skilled and experienced attorney to protect your interests and your rights.
A personal injury lawsuit may help you recover economic and non-economic damages resulting from the accident. This might include medical expenses, emotional trauma, pain and suffering and more. You should not have to experience financial ruin from not working due to your injuries because of someone else’s negligence.
Contact our law firm if you want to find out more information about recovering damages after an accident with an at-fault driver leaves you injured.