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Texas Motorcycle Accident FAQ – Part 1

Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Involvement in a motorcycle accident can leave victims with dozens of questions. Here are some answers to some of the most commonly asked.

Will I Be Able to Recover Compensation?

Motorcycle accident victims often incur tens of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost income. As a result, it is not surprising that the first thing they want to know is whether they will be able to recover compensation. The answer to this question depends on whether your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence – if so, there is good chance that you will be able to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses.

What Kinds of Damages are Available Under Texas Law?

Texas law allows accident victims to recover for both economic and noneconomic losses after an accident. Some of the damages that are typically pursued in Texas motorcycle accident cases include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Many motorcycle accident victims are concerned about whether their case is going to go to trial. While it is impossible to tell whether a particular case will be litigated until it is finally resolved, it is important to consider the fact that the vast majority of accident cases are settled out of court.

If My Case is Going to Settle, Why Do I Need an Attorney?

You may be wondering why it is necessary to have an attorney if your case is not going to court. Settlement negotiations between insurance companies and accident victims are intended to approximate the amount a case would be worth at trial, and without understanding personal injury law, it is difficult to know what a reasonable settlement may be. In addition, when a victim is unrepresented, there is little risk that the case will actually go to trial, which significantly strengthens the insurance company’s bargaining position. For these reasons, it is highly advisable to have an attorney even if the insurance company handling your case has indicated its intention to settle.

Contact a Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Case

Motorcycle accident victims often sustain substantial economic and non-economic losses, including medical expenses, lost income, loss of quality of life, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. To learn more about how an attorney can help you, call Stewart J. Guss today at 281-664-6500 or contact us online.

1http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CP/htm/CP.41.htm

2http://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/injury.html

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