Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents
An experienced attorney holding negligent drivers accountable
Motorcycle accidents are very different from crashes involving passenger-vehicles. Since motorcyclists don’t have the protective structure of a passenger vehicle, injuries sustained in a crash can be severe and even deadly.
Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law understands that many passenger-vehicle drivers fail to show regard for motorcyclists. They may refuse to yield to motorcyclists or fail to see them at all. If the negligence of a motorist caused your motorcycle accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer. Wooten will fight to hold negligent drivers, and their insurance companies, accountable for your losses. Contact us today and find out how a motorcycle accident lawyer can help. Coby has extensive experience handling motorcycle crashes in Fort Worth, Dallas and other surrounding areas.
The severity of motorcycle accidents
Motorcyclists often suffer the most devastating injuries, largely because of the lack of a protective structure and stability in the event of an accident. Motorcyclists can be flung into the air, suffer road rash, or collide with another vehicle. While using protective gear can reduce the likelihood of suffering a severe or fatal injury, it doesn’t always prevent them entirely.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Spine injuries
- Abrasions from road rash
- Organ injuries
If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash, you may need diagnostic tests, imaging test, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments with doctors. Medical expenses for treating your injuries can add up very quickly and become overwhelming.
The driver who caused your accident may have been speeding, operating recklessly or texting behind the wheel. But holding negligent drivers accountable can be a long and complicated process. These drivers often deny doing anything wrong.
Dealing with insurance companies after a motorcycle accident
Following a motorcycle accident, you may expect the negligent driver’s insurance company to compensate you for any damages, injuries or suffering caused. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Insurance companies often take advantage of the biases against motorcyclists by offering a low-ball financial sum. They might even try to claim that you were at fault or that you were reckless. But evidence from the crash scene can tell a different story, especially if a detailed police report is available.
Hit-and-run motorcycle accidents can also be complicated. If you can’t identify the at-fault driver, you can’t file a claim with their insurance company. Even if you have uninsured motorist coverage, your own insurance company may try to minimize your compensation. They may question the seriousness of your injuries or argue that they were pre-existing.
If you’re wondering whether insurance will pay your medical bills, the answer is “it’s complicated.” The medical expenses for a motorcycle accident can be substantial, and insurance companies know it. There are numerous tricks they can use to try to get out of paying for your medical expenses. An attorney can protect your rights and advocate for the full compensation you need for your medical bills and other costs.
We are on your side throughout the process
Insurance companies, including your own, aren’t interested in your recovery. The only thing they want to do is reduce their own costs. They may be willing to offer you a small settlement, but it is rarely enough to compensate you for the full extent of your medical bills, loss of wages and suffering.
That’s why you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side who will discuss your options and aggressively pursue your claim. Attorney Coby L. Wooten will launch a thorough investigation into what caused your motorcycle accident. He’ll gather evidence needed to build a strong case and hold the driver, and his or her insurance company, accountable for your losses.
Our legal team takes nothing for granted and knows where to look for evidence that a driver’s negligence caused your crash. We carefully review accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
A motorcycle accident law firm that knows how to get results
Our experienced attorneys know the tactics that insurance companies use to minimize compensation and don’t put up with them. We determine the total damages you have suffered, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
We are determined to help you recover maximum compensation after your motorcycle crash, whether that’s from a negotiated motorcycle accident settlement or a jury verdict.
You owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, there are no upfront fees or other charges that you need to pay. We pay all the costs of moving your case through the legal system. If we don’t win, you owe us nothing. A lawyer will personally handle your case every step of the way. There are no case managers here.
Don’t delay. While Texas law gives you two years from the date of your accident to take legal action, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible.
Put more than 30 years of legal experience to work for you. Contact Wooten today for a free case evaluation, or simply call our Fort Worth office at 817-632-8400 and find out how we can help you.