Motorcycles can be dangerous, which often adds to the appeal of them. But, it also means that accidents are often more serious than other motor vehicle accidents. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you may become seriously injured. In some cases, you will be entitled to recover compensation. Read on for more information regarding motorcycle accidents in Texas and what to do in the event of an injury.
What Causes a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by any number of things, but most commonly they are caused by:
- Another motorist’s failure to yield
- Rear-end collisions
- Potholes, road obstructions, and uneven pavement
- Poor weather conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, you will need to provide proof that some form of negligence occurred. This can include taking photos and videos of the scene of the accident and the hazardous conditions that caused the accident. Additionally, if anyone witnessed your accident occur, you should obtain their contact information, as they may be able to provide an outside perspective and witness statements.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
A motorcycle accident can take a serious toll, physically, mentally, and financially. You may be left with exorbitant medical expenses, a loss of income, and more. In order to recover compensation for these burdens, you will need to make sure you file your personal injury claim on time. This deadline is known as a statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. This means that if you fail to file your claim within two years from the date of the accident, you will likely lose your chance to recover compensation. You will want to retain the help of an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you through every step of the legal process.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas, reach out to our firm today. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm
There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.