Dallas Bike Accident Attorney
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.
The Aftermath of Bike Accidents
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.
Compensation For Your Injuries
Your claim encompasses the various losses you’ve experienced as a result of your accident. Some losses are financial, including:
- Medical bills
- Costs of future medical care, rehab and therapy
- Lost wages
- Diminished capacity to earn a living
- Future lost income
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.
How We Can Help
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.