Reasons To Hire A Houston Motorcycle Attorney
It is a well known fact that deadly injuries involving motorcycles are far more common than any other type of motor vehicle accident. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a serious injury on the road than those in passenger cars. With 11% of all road accidents in the U.S. involving motorcycles, it’s important to have an attorney who is familiar and experienced with motorcycle accident cases.
In such accidents, due to the lack of protection afforded the motorcycle operator, injuries suffered can be severe and fatalities are unfortunately all too common. Receiving a fair compensation is no easy fete however, because claims involving motorcycle riders are among the most aggressively contested. This is why it is in your best interests to hire an experienced and aggressive Houston motorcycle accident attorney. Jorge L. Gomez of Gomez Law Firm is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has over 15 years experience as a Houston injury attorney who can put his skills to work on your case. Jorge L. Gomez will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and need.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
How To File a Motorcycle Accident Claim The Right Way?
Naturally, following any traffic accident in which a person was the victim rather than the person at fault, a claim for compensation is filed to cover the damages incurred. However, in the case of motorcycle riders, filing a successful claim has become increasingly difficult because insurance companies are determined to prove that the fault lies with the motorcycle rider rather than their insured party. Insurance adjusters routinely and aggressively attempt to place the blame on the motorcycle rider.
These days adjusters use to their advantage the stereotype which has come to be associated with motorcycle riders, especially regarding road bike and cruiser riders. Using this, they can shift the blame away from their drivers and onto the rider, by insinuating that the rider was driving fast, recklessly, or in an aggressive manner as is often associated with motorcycle riders. Even if the rider has no previous record for traffic offenses, these tactics can still be successfully deployed by a seasoned, well paid legal team intent on removing liability from their driver.
Financial strain from debt, emotional stress, and physical injuries are just some of the negative effects that unrepresented riders face. This can all be minimized and sometime altogether avoided if you immediately hire an experienced and knowledgeable Houston motorcycle accident lawyer specializing in personal injury who will fight to get you the compensation you rightly deserve.
What Are The Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle riders are at more risk of injury than any other type of vehicle operator on America’s roads and some of the injuries that might be suffered are:
• Head trauma including brain injuries
• Neck, back and spinal injuries
• Broken bones, paralysis
• Road rash and soft tissue damage
• Organ damage
Getting the Representation you Deserve
It is unfortunate that insurance companies are more and more frequently beginning to take advantage of motorcycle riders and the stigma attached to them, in order to avoid paying compensation. At Gomez Law Firm we will aggressively fight to get you the compensation your case deserves and stand firmly in the face of their uncompromising efforts. We will stand by you and help you get your life back on track as smoothly as possible by using our years of experience and knowledge in the personal injury field. Do not attempt to go against these insurance companies alone. Contact Gomez Law Firm today, at (713) 868 5528 for a free consultation with Jorge L. Gomez.