Helping Laredo, Texas Motorcycle Accident Victims Recover Damages in their Personal Injury Cases
On the North bank of the Rio Grande and touching Mexico is Laredo, Texas. Our culture is engrained in everything we do here, and it should be— we are one of the most historic cities in Texas. It’s an excellent destination for day-trippers, especially motorcycle trips. Our terrain consists of rolling hills, flatlands, and wide-open space. On a motorcycle, with the wind in your hair—it is a site to see! Being a gateway city between US and Mexico has some great advantages like our food, culture, and our complex history, but it also comes with increased traffic and drivers unfamiliar with the area. Unfortunately, this makes Laredo a hotbed for accidents, particularly motorcycle accidents.
If you or someone you love sustained severe injuries in a motorcycle accident due to another person’s negligence, you have legal rights and options available to you. The legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. Our legal professionals are here to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at 800-898-4877 or CLICK HERE to submit your case for a free evaluation. Our consultations are always free, and there is no risk or obligation. We want to help you. Give us a call to find out how we can help you protect your financial future.
Types of Injuries Suffered in Laredo Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclists are likely to suffer catastrophic injury if they are involved in an accident, because motorcyclists have very little protective covering. Most riders wear helmets on the road; these helmets can still crack in a crash, resulting in traumatic head injuries.
Motorcycle accidents do not just occur on busy highways. They can also happen on rural roads, in parking lots, and in parking garages. Although motorcycle operators sometimes cause or contribute to these accidents themselves, these accidents also occur due to distracted and careless motor vehicle drivers who are not paying attention to the roadway.
Motorcycle collisions can result in serious injuries requiring medical treatment and often extensive physical therapy. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can include:
- Head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal injuries (including full or partial paralysis of a body part)
- Soft tissue injuries (e.g., muscular strains and sprains)
If you or a loved one is suffering due to injuries caused by a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to recover compensation for all the medical treatment and physical therapy expenses incurred.
You may be able to recover damages for the physical pain, mental suffering, and emotional distress you’ve suffered. Some injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are permanent in nature. If you are suffering from one of these injuries, recovering compensation for future pain and suffering is essential.
If a motorcycle accident causes the motorcycle operator or passenger’s death, the decedent’s survivors may be able to file a wrongful death claim on the decedent’s behalf. In a wrongful death claim, the decedent’s survivors may recover damages for the decedent’s lost income, and loss of their companionship, as well as compensation for their pain and suffering.
Whatever the circumstances of your motorcycle accident may be, the legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is ready to help you obtain the recovery you deserve and your physical and financial recovery is our only goal.
Ways of Resolving Motorcycle Accident Cases
After an accident, a victim files a claim against the at-fault person or parties, and many insurance companies will begin talking about a settlement. When it comes to settling a motorcycle accident case, you should keep in mind that most initial settlement offers are very low. Insurance companies make these low offers to entice you and try and settle the claim quickly and cheaply. Victims may not realize their case is worth significantly more than the insurance company’s initial settlement offer. You need advice from a law firm before accepting a settlement from the insurance company.
After several rounds of settlement negotiations, if the motorcycle accident case does not settle, the accident victim’s law firm will typically file a lawsuit in the appropriate venue. Sometimes, this twists the insurance company’s arm and may convince them to offer a higher settlement offer on the case. In other instances, the parties need to complete written, and oral discovery (commonly referred to as depositions) before the insurance company will offer more settlement money.
If the case still does not settle following discovery completion, it may go to trial. However, there are other alternative means for resolving a motorcycle accident case favorably. For example, during an arbitration proceeding, the accident victim puts his or her case before a neutral arbitrator who ultimately decides the damages, sticking to financial parameters established by the parties before the arbitration. During a mediation proceeding, a neutral case mediator goes back and forth with each party until the case settles or the parties reach an impasse.
The skilled legal team at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, can review and analyze every legitimate option in your case and help you decide on the right avenue for you. Motorcycle accident victims require a seriously aggressive legal team to stand by you and your family.
Experience in Motorcycle Accident Cases
When it comes to resolving a motorcycle accident case favorably, expert witnesses become very important in maximizing the case’s value. Potential expert witnesses in Laredo motorcycle accident cases include:
- Expert medical providers (e.g., treating doctors and other medical specialists, such as orthopedists) who can testify about the accident victim’s level of permanency
- Economists who can attest to the amount of an accident victim’s past and future lost wages
- Vocational rehabilitation experts who can testify about an accident victim’s need to switch jobs—or even careers—because of the injuries sustained in the motorcycle accident
- Accident reconstructionists who can recreate the scene of a motorcycle accident and describe how it likely occurred—especially in cases where the insurance company is disputing fault for the accident
Talk to a Laredo Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Laredo motorcycle accidents are traumatic experiences for everyone involved. At the office of Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, our knowledgeable team of attorneys and legal professionals will handle all of the legal aspects of your personal injury case while you concentrate on your health. Our team will fight for your right to monetary compensation—either via insurance settlement or litigation.
The motorcycle accident attorneys and legal professionals at Stewart J. Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, are nationally recognized motorcycle accident lawyers who advocate for the rights of injured victims every day for more than 20 years. If someone hit you causing a motorcycle accident in Laredo, call our office right now to discuss your claim. We offer a zero risk and zero obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us a DIME unless we win your case. For a free case evaluation with a Laredo motorcycle accident law firm, please call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE.
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Since starting his firm in 1999, Stewart J. Guss has had the honor of representing clients from all over the world, helping them recover from even the most catastrophic injuries.
Today, thanks to a strong belief in those values of compassion, respect, and approachability, the firm has grown to employ over 120 legal professionals in numerous offices across 4 states, with nationwide reach.