Most motorcyclists consider their bikes an integral part of their overall lifestyle, and they rarely think that the worst case scenario can happen when they hit the road. Bike accidents are not uncommon; in fact, you are up to 37 times more likely to die from injuries you sustain in a motorcycle crash than an auto wreck. You are also nine times more likely to be injured while riding a motorcycle than riding in a car, truck or SUV, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If trouble pops up on the road, motorcyclists usually find themselves with serious injuries, some of them even life-threatening. If you have been injured in a bike accident, The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde can help you get your life back in order by holding the responsible party accountable for your injuries.
Motorcyclists have basically no protection from the pavement upon which they ride if they should be involved in a collision with another vehicle or an object. The helmet that you wear provides just 40 percent protection against traumatic head injury, and you essentially have no other safeguards to turn to. Broken bones, open fractures, burns, road rash, spinal column damage and other injuries are common during bike accidents.
In addition to the effects that the bike accident has on the body, it can also wreak havoc on your financial situation. It is usually the case that victims of bike accidents are left unable to work, at least temporarily. At the other end of the spectrum, some may even find themselves disabled permanently and unable to provide for themselves and their families. Filing a bike accident claim can help.
Your claim encompasses the various losses you’ve experienced as a result of your accident. Some losses are financial, including:
Other costs are not financial. These non-economic losses include pain and suffering and mental anguish. For catastrophic injuries, an award of this type is common.
Keep in mind that if you lost a loved one due to a bike accident, you can file a wrongful death claim as a survivor (wife, child, parent, other beneficiary). This claim seeks to rectify the financial loss experienced by the untimely death of a loved one at someone else’s hands.
As soon as possible following your bike accident, contact our law firm to review your case details and determine the legal options open to you. We can help you identify the defendants in your case, whether that’s another driver on the road or a governmental agency that was responsible for a poor stretch of pavement that resulted in your accident. You are not alone. We have helped thousands of accident victims regain their financial status following serious accidents. Schedule your no-cost, no-obligation case consultation with our Dallas motorcycle accident attorney now.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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