Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Fort Worth
Motorcycles are not just a mode of transportation but a thrilling hobby or even a lifestyle. Unfortunately, Fort Worth drivers that share the road with bikers do not always keep a sharp lookout for motorcycles, and their negligence can frequently result in a terrible wreck. Other negligent parties that might be at fault for a motorcycle accident are manufacturers of the motorcycle or even a party who knowingly leaves a hazard in the middle of the road. Motorcycles are only about two percent of vehicles on the road, yet they are involved in ten percent of all accidents.
Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Will Seek the Compensation you Deserve
Injuries to a motorcycle driver can be catastrophic and often fatal. Because of the increased risk of bodily injury from riding a bike, the damages from a motorcycle crash cost victims not only thousands in medical bills but also pain and suffering, lost time at work, or even their lives. Because the compensation owed to bikers under the law is so high, at-fault parties (or more likely their insurers) spend unfathomable resources to try and deny legitimate claims for compensation.
Victims of motorcycle crashes should hire a Fort Worth motorcycle accident lawyer, such as those at Zinda Law Group, to perform a thorough investigation and fight for your rights under the law. If you are wondering if you may have a case, call out motorcycle injury attorneys today for a 100% free consultation. We will discuss your options and provide answers to your questions. As one of our clients, you will pay nothing unless we can win your motorcycle case.
There are many types of injuries that can be sustained in a motorcycle accident. Some of these may include:
Soft Tissue. Bumps and bruises naturally happen from a collision with another object on a motorcycle. However, “road rash” is the informal term for soft-tissue damage sustained from the rider sliding across the abrasive, and frequently uneven, surface of the roadway. The skid tears at the soft-tissue, leaving scarring and other types of permanent disfigurement on the rider. If he or she is not wearing a helmet, the road rash can lead to the face being maimed for life.
Head Injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control, helmets can reduce the likelihood of a motorcycle crash fatality by 37% and head injuries by 69%, but hardly any states, including Texas, have a universal helmet law. Trauma to the brain is also likely in a crash without a helmet; whether it be a concussion or even a traumatic brain injury.
Spinal Injury. Damage to the spinal cord could lead to permanent changes in the rider’s quality of life, such as paralysis. Studies show that older riders tend to be more prone to thoracic injuries, which means their “trunk” statistically bears much more of the brunt of the impact in a motorcycle crash. Regardless of the age of the driver, he or she cannot wear a helmet or re-enforced denim that protects the spine from the impact in a wreck or being thrown from the bike.
Lower Extremity. This is the most common form of injury on motorcycles; specifically broken bones being the most frequent result. Even though these injuries are not as typically severe as injuries to the head, chest, or abdomen, the median hospital bill still runs a biker around $21,000; according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. These types of injuries include damage to the pelvis, hip, thigh, leg, knee, ankle, or foot. When multiple lower injuries occur, the cost of their treatment in the hospital jumps to a median of $59,000 per motorcycle crash.
Fatality. Motorcycles, much more than framed motor vehicles, have a startling probability of killing the rider. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, per 100,000 vehicles involved in a crash, just over thirteen cars were involved in fatal crashes, while that number increases to over 72 for fatal motorcycle wrecks.
Call Zinda Law Group of Fort Worth Today for Help
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you need the experience and resources of the legal team at Zinda Law Group. Our Fort Worth motorcycle accident lawyers will work to seek the maximum compensation under the law. Call now for a free consultation with an actual attorney and to find out if you may have a case. And remember – if we don’t win, you don’t pay.