Motorcycle crashes are most often caused by other drivers failing to yield or take notice of the biker. This can lead to serious injuries that come hand in hand with serious medical bills. After being injured, it is important to contact a lawyer after seeking medical attention. It is only right that the negligent party is responsible for paying for motorcycle accident damages. An experienced attorney can make sure that you receive full compensation for your injuries. Contact Daniel R. Smith, Attorney at Law today to schedule a free consultation.
Paying for Motorcycle Accident Damages | How Compensation Works
In Texas, we follow the rules of modified comparative negligence. What that means is if you are deemed to be 50% or more at fault for the accident, you will be barred from receiving compensation altogether. If you are deemed to be less than 50% at fault, then your award will be reduced to reflect the percent of fault you were. If you are not found to share any fault, you will receive your whole award. Let’s say you are awarded $100,000 for your damages, but you are found to be 10% at fault. You would then be collecting $90,000 in compensation. A strong, experienced attorney will dedicate their job to keeping your award from being barred or reduced.
Paying for Motorcycle Accident Damages | Insurance Company Issues
The insurance company for the liable party has the opposite job that your attorney does. They don’t want to make sure you have full compensation; in fact, the insurance company will do their best to reduce or eliminate your claim. When they come calling you for a recorded statement, you can tell them that all communication can go through your attorney.
If you need an experienced Austin motorcycle accident attorney to take on your case and see what needs to be done in order to get you the best possible result, please call our office today for a free consultation and get your case started.