San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
You ride a motorcycle because you enjoy the freedom it affords. You recognize that it offers no protection in the event of an accident, but you take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe—until another driver cuts you off or an obstacle is left in the middle of the road in a construction zone. When unforeseen circumstances cause an accident that results in serious injury ordeath, you have the right to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we understand why you ride, and we will pursue maximum compensation after your accident. Our San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources to see your case through to the end. You have as much right to Texas roads as any other driver—we can help you uphold that right.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
Every motorcyclist accepts that he or she is exposed on the back of a bike. Helmets and leather or Kevlar riding gear offer some protection, but not enough in the case of a serious or catastrophic accident.
Some of the injuries a motorcyclist may suffer in a crash include:
In the most unfortunate of all cases, wrongful death can take place. Regardless of the specifics, you and your family are likely experiencing a catastrophic life event, and our team wants to stand alongside you and fight for your rights.
Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Crash?
Because Texas is an at-fault state, you must bring a claim against the at-fault person or party to recover compensation after an accident. This means you must establish liability. Doing so typically involves determining how the accident occurred, including who or what caused it.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Traffic law violations
- Failure to stop at red lights/stop signs
- Following too closely
- Unsafe or unlawful turns
- Unsafe or unlawful passing
- Fatigued driving
- Unsafe weather/road conditions
- Defective roadways
- Defective vehicles/parts
These and other acts of negligence can have serious consequences for motorcyclists, and the responsible parties can and should be held accountable. At Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C., we work with a team of accident reconstructionists and other experts to thoroughly investigate who is liable for your accident, injuries, and damages.
Often, the at-fault party will argue that the motorcyclist was to blame for the accident. Unfortunately, juries frequently agree. Our San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers know how to fight back against unfounded prejudice against motorcyclists and present the evidence to the jury in a clear and comprehensive way. We are not afraid to go up against large insurance companies and their defense teams in our efforts to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
Texas Motorcycle Laws
Any motorcycle rider should know and follow all applicable laws. These laws are in place not only to keep riders safe but also to ensure the safety of others on the road.
Here, we’ve provided a brief overview of important Texas motorcycle laws you should know:
- All motorcycle operators must have a valid class M motorcycle license
- All motorcycles must be registered and undergo an annual motorcycle inspection
- Motorcyclists must obtain and keep current motorcycle insurance
- Anyone under the age of 21 must wear a motorcycle helmet when operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle
- Motorcyclists over the age of 21 (including passengers) may choose to not wear a motorcycle helmet if they have the appropriate certification/insurance
- As of January 2021, lane splitting (riding between lanes of traffic) is not recognized in Texas
If you ride a motorcycle in Texas, make sure you are aware of all state motorcycle laws. Always follow these laws to keep yourself and others safe.
How a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
Our lawyers are ready to investigate your accident thoroughly. We consult with accident reconstruction experts when required to determine who is liable for your injuries. Once we have proven liability, we work with your doctors to calculate the full cost of your injuries over the rest of your life, including lost wages and future therapies or equipment costs.
We present a complete picture to the insurance company and begin negotiations. If the insurance adjuster is unwilling to compensate you fully and fairly, our San Antonio motorcycle accident attorneys will not hesitate to pursue your case in court.
Looking to schedule a free consultation? Call a San Antonio motorcycle accident attorney from Maloney Law Group, P.L.L.C. at (210) 361-2997 today.
Birth Injury $7,000,000
Birth injury involving hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (2020) Contingency Fee: $2,800,000 Reimbursable Expenses: $75,578 Net to Client: $4,124,421
Birth Injury $5,750,000
Involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2014) Contingency Fee: $1,786,738.72 Reimbursable Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $3,396,261.28
Head-on Collision $5,000,000
With an 18-wheeler causing serious injury and death (2008) Contingency Fee: $1,799,990.00 Reimbursable Expenses: $150,000.00 Net to Client: $2,581,834,89
Carbon Monoxide Leak $4,290,000
Exposed the crew to harmful gasses (2006) Contingency Fee: $1,716,000.00 Case Expenses: $100,000 Net to Client: $2,474,000.00
Construction Accident Death $3,600,000
Due to dangerous work conditions (2015) Contingency Fee: $1,440,000.00 Case Expenses: $125,000.00 Net to Client: $2,035,000.00
Trucking Accident $3,000,000
Trucking accident resulting in death (2015) Contingency Fees: $1,000,000.00 Case Expenses: $93,455.68 Net to Client $1,906,544.32
Failure To Diagnose $1,820,000
Failure to diagnose ruptured brain aneurysm in the Emergency Department resulting in serious injury (2020) Contingency fee: $712,090.00 Reimbursable expenses: $157.285.61 Net to client: $950,624.39
Back Surgery Resulting in Paralysis $1,600,000
Back surgery resulting in paralysis (2014) Contingency Fee: $640,000.00 Case Expenses: $170,000.00 Net to Client: $790,000.00
Ceiling Collapse $1,450,000
Ceiling collapse at a construction site resulting in injuries (2012) Contingency Fee: $438,476.26 Case Expenses: $26,952.51 Net to Client: $984,571.23
Failure To Diagnose $1,370,000
Failure to diagnose and treat a necrotizing infection resulting in death (2019) Contingency Fee: $548,000.00 Reimbursable expenses: $165,301.67 Net to client: $656,698.33
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