Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Waco Texas
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Riding a bike gives the rider tremendous freedom. But that freedom also makes it dangerous. Unlike the occupants of a car, motorcyclists do not have a frame to protect them from the impact. They don’t have seat belts, airbags or other safety features now common in cars. Although motorcyclists might wear helmets or protective clothing, those precautions may do little to protect them from injuries.
By taking reasonable steps to share the road, motorcyclists can ensure they are prepared to take off. It is easier to enjoy a ride when everyone knows it is safe. Regrettably, a motorcyclist is 25 times more likely to be killed in an accident than as a car occupant. In 2017 alone, Texas had more than 500 fatalities involving motorcycles.
Our Waco personal injury lawyers have represented accident victims in Waco since 1925. We are here to get you through this together. Our goals are the same—to make sure you can get on with your life and that your legal interests are protected. Although every case is different, we have recovered millions for Waco injury victims. We are here to answer questions about your case. In the meantime, you can read a few of the general frequently asked questions about personal injury claims while you wait to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Waco attorneys.
Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement reported in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement reported for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Waco motorcycle accident victims should seek compensation for the full value of their loss. Unfortunately, insurance companies, including a victim’s own insurance company, are reluctant to pay it. Although every case is different, a personal injury lawyer will generally seek your financial compensation for damages that include:
- Any damage to your motorcycle
- Emergency room bills and ambulance fees
- All other medical expenses
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Lost wages, including diminished ability to earn
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Severe physical impairment, including loss of limb
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Wrongful death.
Our law firm has helped Waco motorcycle accident victims for years. The types of personal injuries that may result from motorcycle and moped crashes are extensive. Lower extremity injuries are more common in motorcycle accidents. However, the upper extremity injuries that occur tend to be more severe. A general list of injuries include:
- Cognitive problems
- Fractured / Broken Bones
- Injuries to head & neck
- Organ damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Skin abrasions
- Traumatic brain injuries
Our firm will hire the experts necessary to show the truth to the jury. It may include health care providers, accident reconstructionists, and biomechanical experts.
You must discuss your injury with a Waco motorcycle accident lawyer. Determining fault will be a critical element to analyze. A skilled personal injury attorney must conduct that analysis. The damage may last the rest of your life. But you will only be paid for it once. That is why you must have your situation reviewed by a motorcycle accident attorney. Determining liability will include an analysis of other motorists and the manufacturer of defective equipment. There also could be other parties who played a role in causing the accident, as a construction crew.
What if you are partly to blame for the motorcycle crash?
You can still get compensated for your injuries, losses, and suffering. Essentially, if you are 50% or less at fault for a wreck, you may still get compensation. You may need a talented personal injury lawyer to determine fault.
What should you do immediately at the motorcycle accident scene?
- Get medical treatment
- Take pictures of the accident scene and damage.
- Get witnesses’ names and numbers.
- Do not sign any forms until you have consulted with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
What will a Waco motorcycle accident attorney do?
Dunnam & Dunnam lawyers will give tailored service to our motorcycle accident clients to fit their goals. Those usually involve reviewing police reports, accident photos, and other evidence, conducting investigations, hiring expert witnesses, superb legal advocacy, and outworking the other side.
Talk with a Waco motorcycle accident lawyer
Since 1925, our Waco law firm has committed itself to help the injured. Today we help motorcycle riders, and passengers get the money they deserve after Waco motorcycle accidents. To learn more about how Dunnam & Dunnam can help you, contact us online or call to schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury legal team is dedicated to being available, friendly, and supportive during the aftermath of a motorcycle collision. Call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at 254-753-6437. Our Central Texas motorcycle crash lawyers are:
Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.Read More
Vance has been licensed by the State Bar of Texas since 1977 and has practiced law in Waco, Texas since 1978.Read More
Merrilee L. Harmon is a Family Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1985.Read More
Andrea's practice focuses primarily in Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law, Immigration Law, and General Law.Read More
Thomas C. West is a Criminal Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More