Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous in Brownsville. Most of these accidents occur due to the negligence of another driver, not the motorcyclist. Under Texas law, that party must pay for the damages their negligence caused.
Kenny Perez Law protects victims’ rights and fights for financial compensation to make up for the damages incurred.
The firm understands how motorcycle injuries can change a person’s lifestyle and set them back months or even years. In some cases, motorcycle accident injuries affect a person’s life forever.
As Brownsville motorcycle accident lawyers, we understand the challenges you face. If we feel you have a viable claim, Kenny Perez Law will aggressively pursue a case to help recover much-needed compensation.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Three in every four motorcycle accidents occur because of a collision with another vehicle. Most of these happen because of the negligence of the other driver. These drivers may not see motorcycles while switching lanes or follow too closely and rear-end them. They may violate traffic laws like speed limits or blow through stop signs or stoplights.
That motorcycles are hard to spot due to their small size is no excuse for causing an accident. You have every right to seek compensation when someone violates traffic laws or their duty to care.
Many factors increase the chances of motorcycle accidents. While riders may apply the best safety practices, they cannot control other drivers.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents in Brownsville include:
Bad weather, like rain, ice, snow, or wind, increases the risk of vehicle accidents for everyone. A slippery road reduces friction and decreases braking effectiveness. Inclement weather also limits visibility. A mistimed brake while driving too fast or following a motorcycle too closely for conditions can lead to a collision.
Accidents often occur in intersections due to the number of vehicles interacting there. These cars go in different directions, making it easy for collisions to take place.
Some of Brownsville’s most accident-prone intersections are along:
- North Frontage Road
- Sam Pearl Boulevard
- Ruben M. Torres Boulevard
- Morrison Road
- International Boulevard
Car density is heavy in Brownsville, especially during rush hour. So many vehicles moving around can create dangerous situations for motorcycle riders and their passengers.
In these high-traffic areas, most drivers may notice the trucks, busses, and passenger cars, but could miss the smaller motorcycles. A large number of cars in an area also limits the space in which motorcycles can navigate. Motorcycle riders may encounter a hazard on the road or become stuck between two vehicles.
While Brownsville is an urban environment, it isn’t free from hazards. Continuous use of the roads means a higher rate of wear and tear. Potholes and uneven pavement can affect handling. An oil spill or puddle can also affect brakes and handling, leading to accidents.
Most of these hazards are small and negligible to larger cars, they aren’t easy for motorcycle riders to navigate. Railroad tracks and debris can lead to the motorcycle losing its stability.
The Texas Department of Transportation classifies motorcycle accidents into three broad categories:
- Driver error
- Road conditions
- Drivers disobeying laws
Here are some other causes of motorcycle accidents that our firm often encounters:
- Distracted driving
- Poor road maintenance
- Using a cellphone while driving
Helping You Get Motorcycle Accident Compensation
Injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident in Brownsville range from minor cuts to life-altering injuries. These injuries can even lead to fatalities, affecting the family with a great loss. Kenny Perez Law understands the grief and the pain. Specialized personal injury lawyers work hard to ensure that there is justice and that the family gets the support it needs in trying times.
Over the years, our firm has seen many motorcycle accident injuries.
Here are injuries many motorcycle drivers have had to deal with:
- Broken bones
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord issues
- Organ damage
Many of these severe injuries will cost enormous sums to treat.
When Kenny Perez Law initiates settlement demands or lawsuits, our lawyers use our resources to investigate all aspects of a case. We compute immediate medical treatment costs and account for projected future costs of the injured party. We calculate the cost of vehicle damage, income loss, and pain and suffering.
At times, we need not go to court. Instead, we negotiate with the other party’s insurance company to try to secure a quick settlement. If they refuse to do so or offer an amount that’s not enough to cover your damages, we can go to court. We always work to prepare a case that will sway the odds in our clients’ favor and justify the compensation we seek for you.
A Brownsville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Answers Your Questions
Do you have questions about your rights after a Brownsville, Texas motorcycle accident? Take a look at the FAQ below to learn more about the compensation you can expect for your injuries. If you have specific questions about your motorcycle accident, contact us.
How much compensation do I deserve for motorcycle accident injuries in Brownsville, Texas?
After a motorcycle accident in Brownsville, Texas, you may have the right to file a compensation claim.
Whatever the circumstances that led to your accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering related to the accident
Contact an attorney to get a better idea of how much compensation you should expect for your injuries.
What should I do if I suffer injuries in a Brownsville motorcycle accident?
If you suffered injuries in a Brownsville motorcycle accident, make medical attention your top priority. Your motorcycle offers little protection from the road or other vehicles. You may have broken bones that need attention, road rash that needs to be cleaned out, or severe injuries such as a traumatic brain injury that you may not even recognize until hours or days after the accident. Follow all instructions from your medical providers, which can help you recover and can help you file a successful compensation claim.
Next, make sure you report the accident to the police. A police report can make it much easier to pursue compensation for the injuries you sustained in your Brownsville motorcycle accident and the damage to your motorcycle. The Brownsville police will respond to the accident scene and take statements about how the accident occurred.
Finally, get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon after your Brownsville motorcycle accident as possible to learn more about your right to seek compensation for your damages.
Who has to pay my medical bills after a Brownsville, Texas motorcycle accident?
If you went straight to a local hospital, such as Valley Regional Medical Center or Solara Specialty Hospitals of Brownsville, or you went to see your regular doctor in the days after your accident, your medical bills may add up fast, especially if you have severe injuries.
While you may seek reimbursement from the at-fault driver for your accident-related medical expenses, you will need to make arrangements for paying your medical bills while you wait for your claim to be resolved. This includes bills for emergency treatment, ongoing treatment and care, and physical and/or occupational therapy following your accident. Your medical insurance can help alleviate much of the burden associated with those bills.
Texas law also requires you, as a driver, to carry at least $2,500 of personal injury protection insurance coverage that can help provide vital assistance in paying your medical bills after a serious accident. Personal injury protection policies kick in regardless of who actually caused your accident. They can pay at least some of your immediate medical bills, whether you have severe fractures or spinal cord injuries.
Once you have an idea of what your eventual recovery will look like, including the anticipated total cost of your accident-related medical bills, you can file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. If your claim is successful, it can provide you with reimbursement for your medical bills after a severe accident.
If I was not wearing a helmet, can I still pursue compensation for my injuries, including a traumatic brain injury?
Texas law requires motorcycle riders under the age of 21 to wear a helmet. According to the law, riders over age 21 who carry adequate insurance coverage may choose not to wear a helmet while riding.
Choosing not to wear a helmet does not prevent you from pursuing compensation through a personal injury claim if you sustained serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.
The other driver’s insurance company offered me a settlement right away. Should I take it?
A quick insurance settlement seems like a great way to get the money you need in your hands as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that settlement may not offer as much assistance as you need. Often, insurance companies make quick settlement offers for much less than you really deserve for your injuries, hoping that you will take the offer to get money in your pocket sooner. If you accept the offer, the insurance company is off the hook for further compensation, even if you ultimately discover that your injuries will cost much more than you initially thought in medical bills and lost time at work.
Instead of accepting a quick insurance company settlement offer, get in touch with a personal injury attorney to discuss your right to compensation. An attorney cannot guarantee the compensation you will ultimately receive, but they can give you a better idea of what to expect and when you should continue to negotiate for the compensation that you really deserve for your injuries.
How long will it take to settle my Brownsville, Texas motorcycle accident claim?
You should expect it to take some time to settle your Brownsville, Texas motorcycle accident claim, whether you suffered serious injuries in one of the dangerous intersections, like N Frontage Rd and Ruben M Torres Boulevard or Interstate 69E and International Boulevard, or the heavy traffic on I-69 led to your severe motorcycle accident injuries.
Your attorney and the other driver’s insurance company will want to start with a full investigation of the claim, including understanding what happened, the extent of your injuries, and the damages you suffered in the accident. Then, you will need to negotiate with the other driver’s insurance company; an experienced attorney can give you an estimate of how much compensation you really deserve for the injuries you sustained in your accident.
You may have to go through several rounds of negotiations, especially if the insurance company tries to dispute their insured driver’s liability. If you have to go to court, it can take even longer to resolve. Having an attorney on your side can help cut through the red tape and streamline the claim process.
No Upfront Cost for Our Brownsville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Our clients never have to worry about paying us when they hire us. Kenny Perez Law does not charge anything unless we obtain a settlement or favorable verdict for you. If you have any questions, we will always answer them promptly and honestly.
You can call anytime for your free consultation with our Brownsville motorcycle accident lawyers. This consultation will not involve any hidden or extra charges.
During this consultation, Kenny Perez Law will review your case and your options to recover compensation. As accident lawyers, we work hard to help make the most out of this bad situation that someone else put you in. Contact Kenny Perez Law today at (956) 544-9292 or use our contact page to learn more about what we can do for you.
Kenny Perez Law
847 E. Elizabeth Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520
“Definitely a law firm that you can trust! Professional, reasonable, and knowledgeable. The legal team has great customer service skills. They were able to help and guide us every step of the way after our accident.” – Cynthia Barrera
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