What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Fort Worth?
An experienced lawyer explains how fault impacts compensation
Fort Worth motorcycle accident attorney Coby L. Wooten understands that determining the causes of motorcycle accidents can be tricky. While many drivers may claim they simply “failed to see” the motorcyclist in the moments prior to a crash, these serious and potentially fatal accidents often involve negligence on the part of the car or truck driver involved in the accident. Common causes of motorcycle crashes include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Texting while driving
- Ignoring traffic signals
- Changing lanes without signaling
Dooring accidents are common types of motorcycle crashes. A motorcyclist is traveling down a street. Suddenly, the driver’s side door of a parked car just ahead swings open. The motorcyclist is unable to stop in time and crashes into the door, or swerves and crashes into something else.
Another type of accident involves cars making left hand turns at an intersection. A car quickly makes a left hand turn without checking for oncoming motorcycles, or ignoring one that is approaching. The motorcyclist has very little time to react and can suffer serious injuries as the result.
A motorcycle accident can leave riders with serious injuries. These include head and brain injuries, internal injuries, broken bones, biker’s arm and road rash. Lives can change in an instant, and injuries can impact victims and their families physically, emotionally and financially.
Proving that the other driver caused your motorcycle accident can be difficult without the help of an experienced Fort Worth motorcycle accident attorney. Even the most law-abiding of motorcyclists may face an unfair reputation as “risk takers” or “daredevils” after an accident occurred. To make matters worse, although another driver clearly caused the accident, that negligent driver – and his or her insurance company – may deny any wrongdoing. They might even try to say that you caused the accident.
Don’t take any chances. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C.
We know what’s at stake when a motorcyclist has been injured. That’s why we take nothing for granted. Our legal team investigates your accident to look for evidence that a driver was speeding, operating recklessly, texting or engaging in other negligent behavior. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts.
Our lawyers determine the total damages you suffered. These damages include current and future medical expenses for surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and follow-up appointments with doctors. They include lost wages if you couldn’t work. Other damages may include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
We build strong cases that hold negligent drivers accountable. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. But we are not interested in making quick deals that help them save money. We are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs, whether that’s through a settlement or a jury verdict.
No matter the cause, motorcycle accidents require serious legal representation, especially when they involve serious motorcycle accident injuries. We know how to research cases, ask the right questions and look for the right evidence to build a solid, successful legal strategy. We have experience dealing with insurance companies. With two decades of experience defending the rights of personal injury victims, attorney Coby L. Wooten works with clients on a case-by-case basis. The more information we have, the easier it us for us to earn our clients the compensation they deserve.
You can expect personal attention and exceptional service. And there are no upfront fees or other charges. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means we pay all the costs of moving your case through the legal system. We don’t get paid unless we recover financial compensation for you.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your motorcycle accident. But it can take time to build a strong case. It’s best to start investigating before evidence is lost or destroyed and while the memories of witnesses are still fresh.
Some lawyers tell clients what they want to hear. Fort Worth motorcycle accident attorney Coby L. Wooten gives honest answers to difficult questions. That’s because he’s focused on what really matters: getting people the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Case results matter – and so do you. Our lawyers handle your case personally. You won’t be dealing with case managers.
Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., today. Call (866) 408-0940 to schedule an appointment at our Fort Worth office. Serving families in Fort Worth, Dallas, Arlington and throughout Texas.