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A Motorcyclist’s Rights Following a Bike Crash

Accidents happen every day and are a part of life. Whether you are at home, at work, or on the road, you will probably experience some type of accident in your life. One of the most common types of accidents people who live in Texas experience are motorcycle accidents. Due to the state’s large size, there are plenty of roads and highways in Texas for people to enjoy driving. Motorists also love to hit the streets, especially motorcycle riders. According to the latest driving statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, 400,000 motorcycle riders traverse Texas roads every week. With this huge amount of motorcycle riders on Texas roads and highways, chances for motorcycle accidents also increase.

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Motorcycle accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Things that can cause motorcycle wrecks in Texas include drowsy driving, reckless driving, or drunk driving. If you or a loved one suffered injury or even death as a result of being involved in a motorcycle accident, are you aware of your rights? If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle wreck are you aware of the legal options you have in order to see that justice is served against the negligent parties?  The motorcycle accident attorneys of our law firm have provided you with information in the following article regarding your rights after suffering a motorcycle or bike crash in Texas. Our attorneys bring you 20 years of proven experience in Texas personal injury and wrongful death cases so that they can guide you and help you in this challenging and difficult time of your life.

Who Is At Fault for a Dallas Motorcycle Accident?

Our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys can get you the legal help you need in your motorcycle accident case. If you or a loved one were a victim of a motorcycle accident and don’t know where to turn, know that help is available. Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation. Our staff is standing by to help answer any questions you may have and to guide you in making the best legal decision for you.

 

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Motorcycle Accidents vs. Car Wrecks

There are many differences when it comes to motorcycle accidents and car wrecks. The major difference is that motorcycle wrecks usually result in more severe personal injury and a greater chance of death. In fact, the Texas Department of Transportation reports that two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents results in serious injury or death to the motorcycle rider.

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According to data from the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2018 there were 418 fatal motorcycle accidents and wrecks which made up for 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state that year. In addition, around 6,913 motorcycle riders or passengers also suffered injury in 2018. The reason motorcycle accidents are one of the most devastating injuries a person can experience in life is because of the lack of safety features on a motorcycle. A motorcycle by its very own nature and construction does not provide an outer shield like a regular car does in order to protect the passenger if an accident or collision occurs. Regular passenger vehicles are made with an outer shield and element that protects the driver from outside elements and forces. When a collision occurs in a regular passenger vehicle, the car’s outer shield protects the driver from being ejected from the vehicle. However, motorcycles do not have this outer shield, so when an accident, collision, or wreck occurs, the motorcycle rider and passenger can be ejected from the motorcycle and fall hard to the ground, causing serious injury or even death immediately. It does not matter what type of motorcycle you have, all brands are the same. Even the best built ones such as Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Buell, Triumph, and other brands and other types of motorcycle manufacturers do not have the capability of providing the protection needed for its passengers and therefore cannot prevent severe injuries from occurring even if the wreck is minor. Without the outer frame, motorcycles in itself pose a threat.

Sadly, many people think that motorcycle accidents should be handled the same as regular vehicles, especially when it comes to litigating these accidents in court. What many people fail to realize is that both these types of vehicles must be handled differently in the legal realm due to the vehicles very own construction standards. For example, when it comes to regular passenger vehicle accidents, the parties involved in the accidents can usually settle out of court without the assistance of an attorney. This is not so when it comes to motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents and wrecks pose a greater threat towards injury and death and therefore require the legal assistance of a knowledgeable Texas motorcycle accident law firm such as the motorcycle accident attorneys of our firm. There is so much money and high dollar amounts at stake because of the injuries and deaths associated with an  motorcycle accident that an experienced lawyer is always needed to help settle the case. In fact, insurance companies will fight to the fullest degree in order to deny claims or offer the least amount of money to the motorcycle victims and their bereaved family members so that they can save their company money. If you do not have any legal assistance from an experienced  motorcycle accident attorney, then your case might be in trouble because you might not understand the full value of your claim and you might end up accepting a very low offer in compensation from the insurance company, which is not fair to you or your family. Also, without any legal assistance, a motorcycle accident victim will more than likely be taken advantage of by an insurance company who could care less about the accident victim. An insurance company’s main goal is to save their company money by denying claims or settling for the least amount of money available when it comes to auto accidents. They are only after their own interests and not the accident victim. Insurance companies are not bothered by your pain, loss or suffering. They only see dollar signs.

Texas Motorcycle Injury Accidents

When you are involved in a motorcycle accident in Texas, you might come across all types of injuries. Injuries can range from minor to severe, depending on the collision. Minor injuries can range from bruises to scratches. However, you might also face life-altering injuries as well. Life threatening injuries can include things such as traumatic brain injuries to damaging spinal cord injuries.

In addition, another common type of injury in motorcycle accidents is injuries involving road rash. Road rash injuries can be initially minor, however, if not treated properly or in time, road rash injuries can turn into a severe infection. It is very critical that a person who develops a road rash injury as a result of their motorcycle accident get the proper medical attention they need as quickly as possible so that their case cannot suffer from a failure to mitigate damages. For example, if a person experiences a road rash and does not treat it on time, then that person cannot seek compensation from the liable parties involved in the motorcycle accident in the event that the victim’s road rash worsens and turns into an infection, which costs a lot of money. The victim’s failure to seek medical treatment in the correct time frame when faced with a road rash injury exonerates the defendants from having to pay for this type of injury.

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Some more examples of serious motorcycle accident injuries include injuries such as broken bones or broken fractures. Like we said before, due to the motorcycle’s lack of outer frame, injuries such as broken bones or broken fractures are more likely. Because motorcycles do not have the outer frame to protect its riders and passengers from outside elements, the riders and passengers on motorcycles are often ejected from the motorcycles when a wreck, accident or collision occurs.

As a consequence, the rider or passenger of the motorcycle is often thrown to the ground with brute force when an accident occurs. The hard force in which they are thrown to the ground results in severe injuries such as broken bones, bone fractures, broken limbs, broken arms, and broken legs. Not only are these type of injuries painful and require immediate medical attention, but they also end up costing a lot of money. What’s even worse is that when someone suffers a broken bone, they might become immobile and not able to return to work. An accident’s victim inability to return to work ends up costing them a lot of money in terms of lost wages and they also rack up an enormous amount of medical debt. If you or a loved one suffered injury or death due to a motorcycle accident, you need to seek legal help from an  motorcycle accident lawyer. By seeking legal help from an experienced law firm such as ours, an injured motorist can seek the financial compensation they deserve in order to pay for the high medical costs and bills associated with these types of injuries and for lost wages as well.

Furthermore, other types of severe injuries that motorcycle riders or passengers face are disfigurement, spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. All three of these injuries are life altering injuries that require life-long care and require constant medical attention. Another injury that is quite common among motorcycle accident victims is a burn injury. Burn injuries can be very painful for the victim and cause them to suffer disfigurement as well. Burn injuries can leave scars on the face, neck, hands, arms, legs, or back. They can also leave the victim with horrible memories of the accident and also leave lasting reminders of the motorcycle accident. Another area that motorcycle accident victims might have to deal with is a chance of losing one of their limbs. They might have to have their leg or arm amputated because of the accident. This can greatly diminish a person’s quality of life. In summary, the injuries associated with a motorcycle accident can leave lasting scars, emotional trauma, and cause emotional stress for the victim and his or her family. If you or a loved one is in this situation, your best option is to seek a personal injury lawsuit in Texas so that your family can start to heal and overcome the pain associated with your injury or loss. By seeking a personal injury lawsuit in an  motorcycle accident case, one is able to seek fair compensation for their injury, loss and medical costs and lost wages associated with the  motorcycle accident.

In Texas, there are laws in place that try to protect a motorcycle rider and a passenger. The law in Texas requires those less than 21 years of age to wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle and also if one is a passenger in a motorcycle. Anyone who is 21 years or older has the option of wearing a helmet if they have taken a Texas motorcycle rider training course or can show proof of health insurance. There are still debates today about the safety and effectiveness of wearing a motorcycle helmet for motorcycle riders and passengers. Despite the debates that still go on to this day, no one can refute or argue with the fact that a safety helmet can prevent serious injuries from happening. Even the most severe of injuries such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries can be prevented by just wearing a helmet. These injuries can cause paralysis and also cause life altering medical conditions for the victim. These life-altering injuries also require medical care 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The costs associated with brain injuries or spinal cord injuries are high as well.

Remember, if you or a loved one suffered severe personal injury as a result of an  motorcycle accident, then it is important that you contact an experienced attorney such as the motorcycle accident attorneys of out law firm. Our legal team will be able to help you pursue damages so that you can receive the fair amount of compensation you deserve in order to help pay for your enormous medical debt and costs.

You never know how long your injury will take to recover from if you were involved in a motorcycle accident. It might take a motorcycle accident victim one day, one week, a month or several years to recover from an injury. Because of this uncertainty, the costs associated with this type of accident can skyrocket. Medical bills and costs can range anywhere from the thousands to the millions of dollars. Because of the high costs associated with a motorcycle accident, insurance companies will fight even harder to deny your claim or offer you a low ball amount of money. If you do not have any legal assistance to help you with your case, then you might end up hurting your case because the insurance company knows they can take advantage of you for your lack of knowledge. When you partner with the motorcycle accident lawyers of our firm, our team will stand by your side and aggressively defend your rights by fighting for you to get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Texas

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a fatal motorcycle accident in Texas occurs every day. This sad fact can be looked at in many different ways. For example, this also means that one family a day in Texas can lose a loved one in  or another city in Texas to a motorcycle accident. The attorneys in our firm can get to the heart of the matter by finding out who and what caused your loved one to lose their life in a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle lawyers of our firm take extra steps to help our clients. We do this by conducting in-depth investigations into motorcycle accident scene cases. With our ability to conduct thorough investigations, our attorneys have the ability to identify all negligent parties involved with your loved ones loss and bring them to justice for their role and negligence in the motorcycle accident. A bereaved family has the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against all negligent parties who contributed to your loved one’s death. The bereaved family has the right to seek damages by pursuing a wrongful death damages case and a survival damages case.

There are also difference between survival damages and wrongful death damages. In a survival damages case, only one family member can pursue legal damages against the defendant. However, in a wrongful death damages case, more than one family member can seek financial compensation for the financial hardship they have to deal with as a result of losing their loved one. The main reason why family members pursue damages is not solely for the money, but for the ability to seek justice and hold the negligent party accountable for their reckless behavior that led to your loved one’s loss. At our law firm, we know that seeking compensation is an important part of recovering from an accident which leads to severe personal injury or death. However, it is more important in a wrongful death lawsuit that the liable parties are brought to justice. If your family has suffered tragedy through a motorcycle accident, the first step you need to do is contact a fatal motorcycle accident attorney. When you contact a motorcycle accident attorney such as the ones in our firm, our legal team will immediately get to the accident scene and start conducting an extensive investigation into the accident scene. By doing this, we are able to find all the negligent parties involved in the accident. After we identify who all were involved or contributed to your loved one’s death, we then inform the bereaved family, who then is able to proceed with a lawsuit against all the negligent parties. The motorcycle accident attorneys of our Law Offices have 20 years of experience investigating all types of auto accident scene cases. Our attorneys’ background, experience and skills in conducting in-depth investigations into the cause of fatal auto accidents is what sets our firm apart from the rest. Our attorneys’ are able to discover all negligent parties who contributed to your loved one’s loss as well. Through our collaborative efforts, we know who to find and who to pinpoint for being reckless and negligent.

Who Is At Fault for a Dallas Motorcycle Accident?

Our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys can get you the legal help you need in your motorcycle accident case. If you or a loved one were a victim of a motorcycle accident and don’t know where to turn, know that help is available. Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation. Our staff is standing by to help answer any questions you may have and to guide you in making the best legal decision for you.

 

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Motorcycle Defects

Another reason why motorcycle wrecks happen is due to motorcycle defects. Poor maintenance, mechanical failures or defects found on a motorcycle are all contributors to motorcycle accidents also. When a major part of a vehicle is found to be defective, the manufacturer often issues a major recall of the vehicle or recommends ways the issue can be fixed. Despite this, when a defect is found on a motorcycle, something serious can really go wrong fast. Motorcycles themselves are very hard to operate and it requires the rider and passengers to be in a very upright position when driving the motorcycle. However, if a defective part fails and causes the motorcycle rider to lose control of his or her vehicle, he or she will have a very difficult time controlling the motorcycle. In this situation, it is very hard for the motorcycle rider to regain control and safely land on the side of the road if the motorcycle fails.

Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accidents in Texas

Motorcycle accident cases are similar to regular passenger vehicle accident cases when it comes to drunk driving and alcohol being involved. In both cases, a lawsuit can be filed against a negligent bar or restaurant that serves alcohol and ended up over serving their patrons who caused a motorcycle accident. Texas dram shop law holds a bar or alcohol serving establishment liable if their servers over serve alcohol to their patrons and their patrons causes an accident because they ended up having a blood alcohol level which exceeded the legal amount allowed in Texas which is greater than .08%. In this situation, a bar or restaurant can be held partially liable if their drunk patron caused a motorcycle accident which either led to severe injury or even death. In a first party dram shop cause of action case, the rider of the motorcycle can pursue legal damages against the bar or restaurant that over served the rider alcohol and the rider ended up causing him or herself a motorcycle wreck which also caused an injury. In a third party dram shop cause of action case, the injured victim of a motorcycle accident can seek damages from both the motorist who caused the wreck and any third parties that contributed to the motorcycle wreck such as a bar or alcohol serving establishment. First party and third party dram shop cause of action cases also apply to wrongful death cases as well. Those without the proper legal experience to take on dram shop cause of action cases will have a hard time proving that a third party such as a bar or alcohol serving restaurant contributed to an accident by over serving their patron alcohol. However, the  motorcycle accident lawyers of our firm have 20 years of experience litigating drunk driving accident cases in  Texas cities. Our attorneys are very familiar with Texas dram shop law. Our attorneys are known for their ability to identify all parties involved in your loved one’s loss. We make sure that all parties who contributed to your loved one’s motorcycle accident is held accountable and brought to justice for their gross negligence.

Motorcycle Product Liability

Although it is uncommon, some motorcycles are made with flaws such as poor design or engineering. Many more motorcycles are manufactured poorly to where they fail in real world stressful conditions and cannot handle the load it has to encounter. Some examples of poorly built motorcycles that have mechanical failures are a chain that breaks, an engine bearing that fails, a brake that fails, or even a brake proportioning valve that is improperly biased. All these types of mechanical failures can have serious consequences such as severe personal injury or death. If in fact, a mechanical failure on a motorcycle leads to the death of someone or causes someone to experience severe personal injury, then the victims of a motorcycle accident or their bereaved family members have the right to pursue litigation against the manufacturer in the form of a product liability claim in Texas. Not only that, but multiple parties can be held liable as well. For example, a motorcycle that is defective may have more than one manufacturer that contributed to the poor bike. The manufacturer that built the brake system which was defective along with company the built the overall bike can both be held liable in a product liability claim lawsuit.

However, just because you are allowed to proceed with a product liability claim lawsuit against the motorcycle manufacturer does not mean this is an easy task to pursue. In fact, it is very difficult to litigate a case involving product liability claim when it comes to motorcycle accidents and their defective parts. First, you cannot base your claim on mere speculation. You have to be able to prove that a defective part actually existed and caused your wreck by gathering hard and clear evidence. You cannot simply state that a motorcycle part was broke. In fact, it is the plaintiffs who shoulder the burden of proof of proving that a manufacturer error or defect is what caused the motorcycle accident in the first place. For you to prove this, you must have a qualified engineer look over the motorcycle and inspect it to see what caused the motorcycle to go bad. The engineer has to evaluate the bike and see where the defect was and diagnose the problem. After diagnosing the problem, the engineer must compose a report of the defective parts that led to the motorcycle error and accident. Most importantly, the motorcycle and its defective parts need to be stored in a safe and secure environment so that it can be used as critical evidence in a trial.

Many product liability claims fail because of the plaintiff’s failure to preserve key evidence of the defective motorcycle. Someone who is a non-attorney or someone without the proper legal background cannot successfully take on product liability claims due to their lack of knowledge regarding these types of cases. They do not know how to handle manufacturer defects and do not understand the importance of preserving evidence. Despite this, product liability cases are still the hardest cases to litigate even for experienced attorneys. However, at our law firm, our attorneys are familiar with product liability cases. We recommend that you do not handle product liability cases on your own due to its complex nature. Rather, we feel that it is critical you get all the help you need by working with an experienced and competent  motorcycle accident lawyer who knows what they are doing and can help win your case.

Motorcycle Maintenance Issues and Misrepresentations of Condition

A bad mechanic who performs poor maintenance on a motorcycle can also cause a motorcycle accident to occur. When you take a car to a workshop, the mechanic will often fix the problem associated with the car. However, in motorcycle accidents, poor maintenance and work on the bike can lead to severe personal injury or death for the motorcycle rider and his or her passenger. The truth is that not all motorcycle repair shops hire the competent and experienced workers and mechanics needed in order to fix a bike. A poor technician or mechanic may overlook a problem on the motorcycle that can cause mechanical failures on the bike. If this happens, then both the mechanic who operated on the bike and the repair shop can be held liable if the motorcycle ends up causing an accident.

Some mechanical issues are not a result of an oversight but of a greater problem. In some cases, a private seller or dealership will knowingly sell a poor motorcycle that is in poor mechanical condition and hide this fact as well. In fact, our firm has dealt with this type of situation. One individual called our firm because they had purchased a sport bike which was in bad condition from a licensed dealership. The dealership sold the sport bike acting like it was in perfect condition when in fact the dealership hid all the bad defects of the bike from the purchaser. When the purchaser of the sports bike road home with it, he noticed that the bike was acting funny and not normal. The individual decided to take the bike to a repair workshop to see what the problem was. After further inspecting the bike, the repair shop discovered that the bike came with many defects. Defects they found included the radiator not being properly attached, beneath the new fairings the triple tree was cracked, (this is very dangerous), and that the frame of the bike was damaged and masked with body filler and spray paint. What happened was that the sport bike was sold like it was brand new and in good condition when it really wasn’t. The dealership covered up the sport bike’s flaws and sold it anyway. This practice is illegal and in violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The bad thing is that the bike easily could have claimed the life of the purchaser. If a tragedy did occur, then the dealership that sold the sports bike would be held liable for their gross negligence and for their deceptive practices. They could also face punitive damages.

Adjuster and Jury Bias in Texas Motorcycle Accident Cases

The general public already has a negative view when it comes to motorcycle riders. They often view motorcycle riders as a wild bunch who love to drive freely and recklessly on the roads and highways. In fact, this negative stereotype is often what jurors feel as well when they are dealing with a motorcycle accident case. Due to this stereotype, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys who handle motorcycle accident cases will use this stereotype to their advantage. They will pinpoint the motorcycle rider for being 100 percent guilty for causing their own wreck. They do this by swaying the jury’s perception of the motorcycle rider. They will often frame them as a wild bunch whose wild ways is what led to the motorcycle accident. In other words, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys will try to convince the jury that the motorcycle rider is fully to blame for their own accident due to their reckless ways even if the stereotypes turn out to be false. If the insurance adjuster is successful in showing this, then they can save their company a lot of money.

Unfortunately, even if an injured motorcyclist sustains a severe injury, insurance adjusters will still try to deny their claims despite the obvious help they need in paying for medical bills and lost wages. You should never handle a motorcycle accident claim on your own without proper legal assistance. If you try to handle it on your own, you may not be able to get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. When you work with a motorcycle accident lawyer, our staff will make sure that insurance companies and defense attorneys will not use the stereotypes associated with motorcyclists to influence the jury.

At Our Law Offices, our lawyers know that motorcycle riders can also be safe drivers. We know that Texas motorcyclists also enjoy a good time by riding on the roads and highways to events like the Austin ROT Rally held every year. Also, we know that many motorcycle riders would rather use motorcycles as their sole means of transportation in order to save time and money. There are also several motorcycle riders that always consider the safety of others, other passengers and themselves on the road. However, to sway the jury on your side, more than words are necessary. You must be able to prove to the jury that motorcycle riders are more than just safe drivers. You must have strong evidence from the accident scene so that it can be admissible in court. At our firm, our attorneys have 20 years experience gathering critical evidence in auto accident cases of all types. We have the experience and background to obtain proper accident scene evidence, eye witness testimony and expert testimony. Our ability to investigate the truth and find the necessary evidence in your case can help us shoulder the burden of proof needed in your situation. With the evidence we collect, we are then able to identify all the negligent parties who contributed to your motorcycle accident. If you do not have any hard evidence or proof, then your case may be in jeopardy. Words alone cannot save you. Furthermore, your chances of receiving financial compensation are also slim without any hardcore evidence. Strong evidence will destroy any stereotypes that the jury may have against motorcycle riders.

Aggressive Insurance Adjusters

Another difficult area a motorcycle accident victim may encounter has to deal with aggressive insurance adjusters. Insurance adjusters are mostly worried about losing a huge amount of money to the plaintiff. Insurance adjusters couldn’t care less about the pain and suffering associated with an accident victim. They are only worried about saving their company a lot of money and couldn’t care less about the conditions of the accident victim. Sometimes, they are even awarded bonuses and raises for their ability to deny claims and save their company from awarding large chunks of money to the plaintiff. Due to this incentive, insurance adjusters will fight hard and aggressively to make sure your claim is denied first. If not denied, then they will lessen its value. They will even use certain tricks and tactics to deny your claim or offer you the smallest amount available.

An example of how insurance adjusters can deny you a claim is by blaming you 100 percent for the motorcycle accident. If they are successful in doing this, then the claim can be dismissed. Furthermore, if multiple parties are found to be liable in an  motorcycle accident case, then the insurance company does not have to pay as much to the accident victim. As a result, insurance adjusters’ goals are to blame the accident victim for causing his or her own accident. In fact, they will even badger the victim by loading them with tons of questions in order to skew their memory and make them sound less credible. They will record their statement and then use it against them in court. The insurance adjuster’s goal in this case is to disprove the credibility of the accident victim and their memory. Furthermore, if the defense attorney in the case has conducted an investigation into the accident scene before the plaintiff does, then the insurance adjuster will use the findings of the investigation in court to have an open and shut case against the motorcycle accident victim. If you do not have any evidence yourself, then you stand very little chance of refuting the claims made against you by the defense team and insurance adjusters.

Another trick insurance adjuster’s use against you is their ability to get you to settle for a lesser amount than you deserve. They know you are in need of quick cash to pay for things like medical bills, treatment, and lost wages. Therefore, insurance adjusters will often offer the accident victim or their bereaved family member’s quick cash in exchange for them to sign documents which waiver their rights to sue or seek further damages. This is not good news. The settlement offer the insurance company gives you is often cheap and the lowest amount they will ever pay you. Plus, if the insurance adjuster can get a hold of you before you had a chance to speak with an attorney, they will usually win by making you sign documents which waiver your rights to sue. You are left with a lot less money than you need. In the end, the insurance company has won because they saved their company from losing a lot of money to the accident victim. Their first goal is to get the case completely dismissed. But there next step is to be able to offer the bereaved family or injured party the least amount of money they will take.

Why Do I Need a Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Another difficult area a motorcycle accident victim may encounter has to deal with aggressive insurance adjusters. Insurance adjusters are mostly worried about losing a huge amount of money to the plaintiff. Insurance adjusters couldn’t care less about the pain and suffering associated with an accident victim. They are only worried about saving their company a lot of money and couldn’t care less about the conditions of the accident victim. Sometimes, they are even awarded bonuses and raises for their ability to deny claims and save their company from awarding large chunks of money to the plaintiff. Due to this incentive, insurance adjusters will fight hard and aggressively to make sure your claim is denied first. If not denied, then they will lessen its value. They will even use certain tricks and tactics to deny your claim or offer you the smallest amount available.

An example of how insurance adjusters can deny you a claim is by blaming you 100 percent for the motorcycle accident. If they are successful in doing this, then the claim can be dismissed. Furthermore, if multiple parties are found to be liable in an  motorcycle accident case, then the insurance company does not have to pay as much to the accident victim. As a result, insurance adjusters’ goals are to blame the accident victim for causing his or her own accident. In fact, they will even badger the victim by loading them with tons of questions in order to skew their memory and make them sound less credible. They will record their statement and then use it against them in court. The insurance adjuster’s goal in this case is to disprove the credibility of the accident victim and their memory. Furthermore, if the defense attorney in the case has conducted an investigation into the accident scene before the plaintiff does, then the insurance adjuster will use the findings of the investigation in court to have an open and shut case against the motorcycle accident victim. If you do not have any evidence yourself, then you stand very little chance of refuting the claims made against you by the defense team and insurance adjusters.

Another trick insurance adjuster’s use against you is their ability to get you to settle for a lesser amount than you deserve. They know you are in need of quick cash to pay for things like medical bills, treatment, and lost wages. Therefore, insurance adjusters will often offer the accident victim or their bereaved family member’s quick cash in exchange for them to sign documents which waiver their rights to sue or seek further damages. This is not good news. The settlement offer the insurance company gives you is often cheap and the lowest amount they will ever pay you. Plus, if the insurance adjuster can get a hold of you before you had a chance to speak with an attorney, they will usually win by making you sign documents which waiver your rights to sue. You are left with a lot less money than you need. In the end, the insurance company has won because they saved their company from losing a lot of money to the accident victim. Their first goal is to get the case completely dismissed. But there next step is to be able to offer the bereaved family or injured party the least amount of money they will take.

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When our Dallas clients come to us, they are often in a state of shock and confusion. We understand that this is a difficult time for injured victims and their loved ones, particularly if they are experiencing pain and suffering due to their injuries. We want you to focus on getting better, while we work diligently on your case.

Contact our Texas law offices today to find out how we can help you with your case. We are here to help you gain a better understanding of your options, so you get the best outcome for your specific situation.

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