If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should speak to Fort Worth motorcycle accident lawyer Bill Berenson immediately. He has been handling motorcycle accidents and other serious motor vehicle accidents for the past 40 years. He has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for the past 20 years.
Perhaps no other kind of auto accident is more dangerous or frightening than a serious motorcycle accident. With no doors and no roof, motorcyclists are completely exposed should the unthinkable happen. In fact, when motorcyclists do get into an accident, they are 35 times more likely to get into a fatal accident than drivers of cars.
In Texas alone, there were about 460 motorcycle and scooter deaths in 2012. In fact, across the state about 90% of motorcycle accidents result in serious bodily injury or death. Last year, slightly over half of all motorcycle accidents—56%—occurred in cities, while 44% occurred in more rural areas. No matter where you ride, the risk is there.
Motorcycles have the same right to use the road as cars. They follow the same laws, occupy the same lanes, and have every right to be on the road. Despite this fact, sometimes drivers do not take motorcyclists seriously, and do not give them the respect that they deserve while they are on the road. These drivers often drive in a negligent or careless manner, and put motorcyclists at even greater risk.
Negligent driving by other motorists can and often does cause motorcycle accidents. Due to no fault of the rider, motorcycle accidents can be difficult to avoid. This does not defeat an otherwise valid claim; the focus is on the other driver and whether their negligence caused you to get into an accident.
When an accident occurs due to the negligent driving of another, the motorcycle accident victim has the right to recover monetary damages from the other driver to cover amounts potentially including medical bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering caused by the accident.
If you have recently been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is important to contact a knowledgeable Fort Worth motorcycle accident attorney right away. Do not accept a settlement offer from an insurance company without speaking to an attorney first. The insurers are interested only in keeping their shareholders happy, not in helping you recover or paying you a fair amount for your damages.
Dallas/Fort Worth personal injury attorney Bill Berenson has 40 years of experience litigating motorcycle accident as well as other personal injury claims. For the past 20 years, he has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He knows the strategies insurance companies will use to try to settle your case by offering you insultingly low amounts of money, and he will aggressively assert your rights. Contact the Law Offices of William K. Berenson online or by phone at 817-855-8000 or toll free at 1-888-801-8585 schedule your free initial consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Fort Worth today.
Begin with a free case review
Collect all records and evidence regarding your case
The other party will either accept or reject the demand, or provide a counteroffer
If they refuse to pay what you deserve, we’ll go to court
Each party will compile and submit evidence to be used in the trial
Before trial, an informal proceeding will take place to see if both parties can come to an agreement
If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in trial
While we are proud to call Fort Worth home, we are also more than happy to help injured people living all throughout Texas. Whether it's a car accident on the interstate or a backcountry road, we have years of experience and will fight tirelessly until our clients get what they deserve!