Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Helping Motorcycle Riders & Passengers in Texas
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Dallas can help you understand your legal rights and make a claim for compensation. The team at Aldous \ Walker LLP is prepared to fight for you and your rights.
Call (214) 307-6307 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.
What Causes Most Motorcycle Accidents?
Motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is driver error. In many cases, drivers do not see motorcyclists because they are driving cars with poor zones of sight. Other drivers are not paying attention to the road or are otherwise distracted. In some cases, drivers may even intentionally hit motorcyclists for financial gain.
The following are some common causes of motorcycle accidents:
- Drivers failing to yield the right of way
- Drivers failing to see motorcyclists
- Drivers changing lanes without checking for motorcyclists
- Drivers turning without checking for motorcyclists
- Drivers opening their car door into the path of a motorcyclist
- Drivers making a left turn in front of a motorcyclist
Who Is Liable in a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents can be more complicated than typical car accidents because of the involvement of multiple parties. In some cases, multiple parties may be liable for the damages caused by a motorcycle accident. Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers can help you investigate all potential sources of liability.
Potentially liable parties in a motorcycle accident may include:
- The driver of the car
- The owner of the car
- The manufacturer of the motorcycle
- The manufacturer of the helmet
- The owner of the road or the property
In many cases, the driver of the car is liable for the damages caused by a motorcycle accident but others may bare some responsibility as well. The best course of action is to consult with an experienced Dallas motorcycle accident attorney.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Motorcycle Accident Case?
In a motorcycle accident case, you may be able to recover compensation for many of the same types of damages that you would in a car accident case. However, the amount of compensation you may recover may be different due to the reduced size of motorcycles and the higher potential for catastrophic injury in a motorcycle collision. Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers can help you make a claim for compensation for all of the damages you have suffered.
Some of the damages you may be able to recover in a motorcycle accident case may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Loss of consortium
In many cases, punitive damages may be awarded in a motorcycle accident case. Punitive damages are meant to punish the liable party for egregious negligence. These damages often serve as a warning to help prevent similar accidents in the future.
Loss of consortium is a type of damages that can be used to compensate a spouse for the loss of their relationship with their spouse. In some cases, the spouse may be able to recover this type of damage if their spouse was disabled or if they lost their life as a result of the motorcycle accident.
How Can Our Firm Help You?
Our Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys can help you make a claim for compensation if you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident. Our team at Aldous \ Walker LLP is prepared to fight for you and your rights. We can help you understand your legal options and make a claim for compensation. We can also represent you in court if necessary and are prepared to go to trial if necessary.
Call (214) 307-6307 or contact us online today to learn more about your legal options. Our team is ready to help you.