When you’re injured in a motorcycle accident, the consequences can be more than physical pain. Aside from pain and suffering, you may struggle with lost wages and mounting medical bills if you cannot work because of your injuries. Reaching out to a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer can be a critical step in protecting your rights and securing the compensation you need.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died as a result of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation to help you heal and remain financially stable during this time. At Steinger, Greene & Feiner, our attorneys know Texas injury law inside and out, and we will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Steinger, Greene & Feiner?
Our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers will aggressively pursue your case, whether that means negotiating with an insurance company or bringing it to a court of law.
Here is how you know that we will represent your best interests:
- We have over 25 years of experience
- We have recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been injured through no fault of their own
- We are available 24/7 for client emergencies
- We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing until we win your case
- We offer free, no-obligation consultations
- Lawyers of Distinction recognized Michael S. Steinger as a Distinguished Lawyer
- We are a BBB Accredited Business
When we take on your case, we will:
- Investigate your motorcycle accident thoroughly by collecting all relevant evidence and working in conjunction with law enforcement
- Assess all damages you have incurred as a result of the accident, including current and future medical bills, lost income, damaged property, and emotional damages, such as pain and suffering
- Demand damages from the at-fault driver’s insurance company
- Aggressively negotiate for maximum compensation
- Fight to win full and fair compensation for injuries in court, in the event that negotiation breaks down
Risks Motorcyclists Face in Houston
Motorcyclists and their passengers have much less protection than those driving inside cars, SUVs, and trucks. Even wearing a helmet and other safety gear may not prevent you from sustaining a serious or debilitating injury. Compared to people in cars, bikers are 27 times more likely to be killed and five times more likely to be injured in a crash, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 562 riders lost their lives in motorcycle crashes in 2022, and 2,422 were injured. The majority of fatalities occur between May and October.
Over half of fatal motorcycle crashes result from collisions with other vehicles and most commonly occur in intersections. Congested roadways, distracted driving, and the difficulty of seeing motorcycles in traffic cause many preventable fatalities each year. Drivers either do not notice motorcycles or misjudge their distance and speed. Collisions often occur from drivers turning left in front of oncoming motorcycles because the motorcycles are closer than they appear.
In 2019, Houston was named the most dangerous city in Texas for motorcyclists.
What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
For the best outcome, if you decide to pursue a personal injury case, there are things you should do in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, both immediately and later on.
If possible, do the following:
- Move your vehicles to a safe location, like the side of the road
- Take pictures of the damage to all vehicles and of the other vehicles’ license plates
- Exchange information with the other drivers, including:
- Phone numbers
- Insurance information
- TDL numbers
- License plate numbers
- Vehicle makes and models
- Call the police if anyone is injured or there is substantial property damage, and get an accident report.
- Talk to witnesses, recording their comments and contact information. Gather as much evidence as you can at the scene of the crash.
- Seek medical care, even if you don’t think you are seriously injured. Some injuries take time to appear.
- Be careful what you say. Never admit fault or say you’re sorry, even if you believe you do bear responsibility, as this will be used against you.
- Don’t accept an offer of money from the other driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies make lowball offers at first, and if you accept, you will not be able to recover additional compensation.
- Contact an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
You should contact a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible, but you have up to two years to file a personal injury claim after your accident. The two years start on the date of your accident, and after the two-year deadline passes, you may not be able to recover any compensation.
How Steinger, Greene & Feiner Can Help
A Houston motorcycle accident lawyer will take a huge amount of stress off your shoulders by navigating complicated laws and negotiations with insurance companies for you. It’s been shown that hiring an attorney to manage your claim will get you more compensation on average than handling your case on your own. We know how insurance companies will pressure you to accept a settlement that will not cover all the damages you have incurred.
In order to get you the compensation you deserve, we will:
- Make sure you receive the medical care you need
- Perform an in-depth investigation into your crash
- Piece together and preserve key pieces of evidence to build your case
- Seek out eyewitnesses to provide testimony that supports your claim
- Consult with top accident reconstruction experts
- Deal with insurance companies
- Handle negotiations to get you a fair cash settlement
- Take your case to trial and represent you in court, if necessary
We can help you recover compensation for:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Replacement services
- Pain and suffering
Case Evaluation & Compensation
An injury claim after a motorcycle accident that was not your fault can vary from thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the severity of your injuries. One factor that can limit the amount of compensation you receive is insurance coverage.
How much compensation a personal injury victim can receive depends on many questions that we will answer while pursuing your case.
Those questions are:
- How clear is the liability of the other driver?
- How did the motorcycle accident happen?
- Are there extenuating factors, such as a drunk driver?
- What is the amount of liability that is available for damages?
- Where did the crash occur, and what are other venue options?
- What is the cost and type of medical care you received?
- Are there objective findings in diagnostic tests?
- What are your doctor’s opinions about the injuries’ severity and prognosis?
Damages for a case settlement are determined by combining the economic losses you have incurred, like lost wages and medical bills, with the human damages you have suffered, like pain and suffering and disfigurement.
Experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can place a value on these damages and fight to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, get help from Steinger, Greene & Feiner today. We can navigate the ins and outs of complicated Texas injury laws and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
We provide free no-obligation consultations, and you pay nothing until we win your case. Contact Steinger, Greene, & Feiner today.