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Insurance Companies and Motorcycle Accidents

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 we 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
  • Contusions
  • Abrasions from road rash
  • Organ injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Death

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. They might 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.

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.

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.