Motorcycle Accidents

Harlingen Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

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Navigating the aftermath of a motorcycle accident demands seasoned legal expertise. In Harlingen, Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers stands ready to guide you through the complexities of motorcycle accident claims. If you or a loved one has experienced the life-altering impact of such an incident, our adept team of lawyers is dedicated to securing the compensation you rightly deserve.

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Motorcycle Accident Cases in Texas

Texas motorcycle accidents have steadily increased over the years, with a notable rise in fatalities. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 562 deaths occurred in motorcycle crashes in 2022, a significant increase from previous years. Motorcycles comprise only two percent of vehicles on Texas roadways but account for 16 percent of all vehicle fatalities.

In the wake of an accident, a rider needs to seek immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and a delay in treatment could lead to complications. You should also report the accident to the police and gather as much information as possible about the accident scene, including photographs and witness statements.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can occur in various ways and due to many causes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many of these accidents occur at intersections, result from motorists turning into motorcyclists’ paths, and occur because of visibility issues. For these reasons, motorcyclists must be more vigilant and engage in defensive driving behaviors. 

Examples of motorcycle accident causes include:

  • Car Doors: Some accidents occur when a motorist opens the car door without checking for oncoming traffic, leading to a collision with a motorcycle.
  • Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Alcohol Use: Excessive speed or reckless driving, often combined with alcohol use, significantly increases the risk of accidents.
  • Head-On Collisions: These are often fatal for motorcyclists and usually result from a car or truck crossing a road’s center line.
  • Lane Splitting: This practice involves a motorcycle passing cars within the same lane. It's risky because cars aren't typically expecting a vehicle to pass in the same lane.
  • Failure to Yield the Right of Way: Motorcyclists not giving right of way or drivers not seeing motorcycles when they should yield can lead to accidents.
  • Inexperienced Drivers: Lack of experience or failure to appreciate motorcycles' specific operating characteristics and limitations can lead to crashes.
  • Left Turning Cars: Accidents often occur when cars making left turns fail to notice oncoming motorcycles or misjudge their speed.
  • Sudden Stops: Rear-end accidents can result from sudden stops, especially if the following driver is not maintaining a safe distance.
  • Hazardous Road Conditions: Poorly maintained roads, debris, small objects, or wet pavement can cause a biker to lose control.
  • Visibility Issues: The leading cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of motorists to see the motorcyclist. This is often due to the smaller size and different lighting configurations of motorcycles.

Such accidents can lead to being thrown from your bike onto the pavement, roadside obstacles, or other vehicles. Injuries can range from road rash, whiplash, broken bones, crushed limbs, internal injuries, concussions, and more. 

Recovering Damages in a Motorcycle Accident Claim

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can result in a myriad of damages, and Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers is committed to ensuring that you recover comprehensive compensation. Damages may encompass:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for medical costs related to the accident, including hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost during recovery due to the inability to work.
  • Property Damage: Reparations for damage to your motorcycle and any personal property involved in the accident.
  • Pain and Suffering: Payment for the physical and emotional toll endured as a result of the accident.
  • Wrongful Death Damages: In tragic cases, surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for loss of financial support, emotional suffering, and funeral expenses.

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations in Texas

Taking prompt action is crucial when pursuing a motorcycle accident claim due to Texas's statute of limitations, which sets a two-year deadline for filing legal action in personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents.

Failing to adhere to this timeframe may result in denial of your right to seek compensation. Therefore, it is imperative to consult with the seasoned attorneys at Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers promptly, ensuring your claim is filed within the stipulated time frame.

Why You Need a Personal Injury in a Texas Motorcycle Accident

The steps involved in an injury claim can be extensive, calling for meticulous investigation and case preparation. Evidence gathering is critical in building a case that supports your claim. At Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers, we can take on all the details of this process, collecting necessary documentation, photos, witness statements, and other crucial material. 

Hiring us allows you to focus on recovery while we handle all the confusing legal matters. This means you don't have to stress, giving you invaluable peace of mind during a difficult time. Our Harlingen motorcycle accident lawyers can fight for the compensation you need to fully address your recovery, from past and future medical expenses to pain and suffering, loss of income, and emotional trauma. 

Contact Our Harlingen Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today

Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers is steadfast in its commitment to championing the rights of motorcycle accident victims in Harlingen, Texas. Our experienced attorneys comprehend the challenges that follow such incidents and are dedicated to aiding you in securing the compensation you rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one has faced the repercussions of a motorcycle accident, don't navigate the legal landscape alone. Let Ried Pecina Trial Lawyers be your trusted ally in pursuing justice and financial recovery.

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