Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers take pride in representing men, women, and children injured in motorcycle crashes across Dallas and Texas.
We know how hard it is for motorcycle accident victims to get back on their feet after being injured, and we know how important it is for you to get the justice and compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life.
Call Dan ‘The Wreck Man’ – Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at 888-2-WRECKMAN.
Insurance companies make Billions of dollars in annual profits by refusing to pay or slow-paying your claims. Insurance companies are NOT built to help you. They are built to bill you, collect your premiums, and avoid paying out claims. At Dan The Wreckman, our motorcycle accident lawyers have been fighting big insurance companies on behalf of our fellow bike riders for over 20 years.
The Wreckman Helps Injured Motorcycle Riders
- Property damage – We can help you pursue compensation to repair or replace your damaged motorcycle
- Medical bills – As experienced motorcycle accident lawyers, we can file your insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits to recover all your medical expenses, damages, and other potential claims.
- Lost wages/earning capacity – Motorcycle accident injuries can make it difficult to earn a living, and we can pursue compensation for lost wages and future earnings
- Pain & Suffering – There can be a great deal of pain & suffering from injuries, and our motorcycle accident lawyers can help pursue compensation for any emotional or physical injuries
You are never alone when Dan “The Wreckman” is your attorney. Our experienced, aggressive motorcycle accident lawyers in various states have helped 1000s of injured riders secure millions of dollars. Dan the WreckMan Moore represents injured motorcycle clients throughout Texas on a contingency fee. We never charge any upfront fees and only require payment if we recover compensation on your behalf. Fees are calculated as a percentage of the gross recovery.
Advanced Medical Diagnostics and Treatment with Deferred Billing
When it comes to medical diagnostics and treatment, The Wreckman utilizes state-of-the-art legal investigative resources and a vast network of trusted doctors, chiropractors, and surgeons throughout Dallas and across Texas. Our recommended providers specialize in caring for individuals who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents of all kinds. What differentiates our trusted medical providers is their willingness to delay their billing until your case is fully resolved.
Many physicians, diagnostic imaging centers, chiropractors, and physical therapists are hesitant to accept motorcycle accident patients due to concerns about being drawn into a lengthy litigation process. The high-quality medical professionals in our network are committed to assisting accident victims and supporting their recovery.
It is essential to recognize that not all healthcare providers have the expertise to effectively assess and identify the full extent of injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. Professionals who do not regularly treat accident victims may unintentionally overlook significant injuries simply because they lack specialized knowledge in this area of medical practice.
Fortunately, our recommended and experienced medical healthcare providers possess the necessary experience and expertise to comprehensively evaluate accident-related injuries. They know precisely what signs to look for and are dedicated to ensuring that no injury goes unnoticed or untreated.
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
The insurance company will never be your friend. They do not exist to help you. They work tirelessly to prevent you from recovering compensation for your medical expenses and lost days from work and also try to avoid paying you a fair amount of money for your injuries, pain, and suffering. Insurance company’s sole purpose is to make money for their shareholders and executives, and they always make every effort to delay, reduce, or deny your motorcycle accident claim.
Our law firm founder, attorney Dan “The Wreck Man” Moore, works tirelessly to defend the rights of his injured motorcycle clients to ensure they receive the settlements and recoveries they deserve.
Our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers and legal team know all the tactics insurers use to deny and reduce settlements. Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers provide the best legal strategies available for maximizing motorcycle accident settlements. In fact, Dan is known as “The Wreck Man” because he is well known to “Wreck” the Insurance companies in favor of his motorcycle accident clients.
There NO Charge for a Motorcycle Injury Case Review
A motorcycle accident personal injury case involves several components that need to be addressed when seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. While the specifics can vary based on jurisdiction and the details of the accident, here are the key components typically involved in such cases:
- Liability and Negligence: Establishing liability is crucial. You need to demonstrate that another party’s negligence or wrongful actions caused the accident. This involves showing that the other party had a duty of care, breached that duty, and as a result, caused your injuries.
- Injury Documentation: Comprehensive documentation of your injuries is important. This includes medical records, doctor’s notes, diagnostic tests, X-rays, and any other evidence that proves the extent and nature of your injuries.
- Evidence Collection: Gathering evidence is essential to support your case. This can include photographs of the accident scene, damaged vehicles, skid marks, traffic signals, and any other relevant visual evidence.
- Witness Statements: Eyewitness testimonies can help establish the sequence of events and who was at fault. Collect contact information from witnesses at the scene or as soon as possible after the accident.
- Police Reports: The official police report from the scene of the accident can provide crucial details about the incident, including the responding officer’s assessment of the cause.
- Medical Treatment Costs: Documenting your medical expenses, including hospital bills, surgery costs, medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, is important for calculating the financial impact of the accident.
- Lost Wages and Income: If your injuries resulted in missed work or reduced earning capacity, you’ll need to provide evidence of your lost wages and potential future income loss.
- Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life, can be included in your claim. Establishing the impact of the accident on your overall well-being is crucial here.
- Expert Witnesses: In some cases, expert witnesses, such as accident reconstructionists or medical professionals, may be needed to provide specialized insights that support your case.
- Comparative Negligence: Some jurisdictions follow the principle of comparative negligence, where both parties’ degrees of fault are considered. If you were partially responsible for the accident, it could affect the compensation you’re eligible to receive.
- Insurance Coverage: Dealing with insurance companies, both your own and the other party’s, is a significant part of a motorcycle accident case. This includes negotiating settlements and understanding the extent of coverage.
- Legal Representation: Engaging an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in motorcycle accident cases is highly recommended. They can guide you through the legal process, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent your best interests in court if necessary.
Each case is unique, so it’s important to consult with a legal professional who can help you understand the specific components relevant to your situation and build a strong case to seek the compensation you deserve.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries due to the lack of protection that motorcycles provide compared to other vehicles. The severity of injuries can vary based on factors such as the speed of the collision, the type of impact, the use of protective gear, and the overall health of the rider. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road Rash: This occurs when the rider’s skin makes contact with the road surface, leading to abrasions and cuts. Road rash can range from mild to severe, depending on the speed and duration of the slide.
- Fractures and Broken Bones: Motorcycle accidents often result in fractures and broken bones, particularly in the extremities. Collisions can lead to broken wrists, arms, legs, ankles, and ribs.
- Head Injuries: Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are a significant concern for motorcycle riders. Helmets can mitigate the risk, but head impacts can still occur, leading to concussions, skull fractures, and other brain injuries.
- Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal injuries can result in paralysis or partial loss of function, depending on the severity and location of the injury along the spinal cord. These injuries can have life-altering consequences.
- Internal Injuries: The impact of a collision can cause internal injuries such as organ damage, internal bleeding, and damage to the chest or abdomen.
- Musculoskeletal Injuries: Muscle strains, ligament tears, and other soft tissue injuries can occur due to the forces involved in a motorcycle accident.
- Joint Dislocations: Impact can cause joint dislocations, such as dislocated shoulders, hips, or knees.
- Amputations: In severe accidents, limbs can be crushed or severed, necessitating amputation.
- Facial and Dental Injuries: Riders are at risk of facial fractures, dental injuries, and facial lacerations due to the lack of protective barriers.
- Burn Injuries: Motorcycle accidents can result in contact with hot surfaces or fuels, leading to burn injuries.
- Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Apart from physical injuries, riders may experience emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a serious accident.
- Whiplash: Neck injuries, including whiplash, can occur due to sudden deceleration or impact.
- Cuts and Lacerations: Debris and broken glass from the accident can cause cuts and lacerations.
- Crush Injuries: When a rider is trapped under a vehicle or object, crush injuries can result in damage to muscles, bones, and internal organs.
It’s important to note that the severity of injuries can vary widely, and some accidents may result in multiple types of injuries. Wearing appropriate protective gear such as helmets, jackets, gloves, and boots can significantly reduce the risk and severity of injuries.
After a motorcycle accident, seeking immediate medical attention is crucial, even if injuries seem minor, as some injuries might not be immediately apparent. Consulting with a medical professional and potentially a legal expert if you’re considering a personal injury claim is advised.
Are Witnesses Important to Your Claim?
Absolutely. This is especially crucial when the insurance company tries to deny liability or suggests that you bear more than 50% of the fault for the accident. It’s essential to request witnesses to provide their date of birth proactively, driver’s license number, as well as their name, address, and telephone number.
To ensure we gather all the necessary evidence, our accident investigator will actively search for witnesses to the motorcycle accident, even if they were not included in the police report. Our investigator has extensive experience in thoroughly canvassing accident locations to uncover potential witnesses.
On the other hand, it’s important to note that the insurance company will not simply assume that you were injured. They will demand proof of your injuries. Therefore, it is imperative that you promptly seek medical care as soon as you experience any symptoms related to the motorcycle wreck, no matter how minor they may seem.
If you delay seeking medical treatment for your injuries after an accident, the insurance company will likely argue or suggest that your claim involves a “gap in treatment,” indicating a period during which you received no medical care. They often use this gap in treatment to insinuate that your injuries are not genuine.
Who’s at Fault in These Common Types of Motorcycle Collisions?
Falling down while heading into a curve
The responsibility for this type of accident could lie with you, or it could be attributed to the government entity responsible for maintaining the road. If the road was adequately maintained, the blame might fall on you. However, if there was a specific defect on the road, the government entity could be held accountable for both maintaining the road and creating the defect.
Auto turns in front of a motorcycle
This is the most prevalent type of motorcycle accident. Many motorcycle accident lawyers encounter situations where the driver of the car directly observes you but still turns in front of you. It seems that they fail to register the presence of a motorcycle in their mind, likely due to their familiarity with cars, which makes them inattentive to your smaller vehicle. Fault unequivocally lies with the driver, although winning your claim is not automatic; it remains the closest you can get to a straightforward case in the legal realm.
Getting hurt while lane-splitting
Lane-splitting is neither explicitly permitted nor outlawed by Texas law. However, The Wreck Man’s skilled motorcycle accident lawyers would argue that you bear some responsibility for the accident since lane-splitting is not a typical driving activity. This argument is likely to resonate with most jurors.
Not wearing a helmet
In this scenario, your fault is likely to increase. Texas follows a “comparative negligence” approach, which means you can recover compensation if you are 50% or less responsible for your injuries. However, if you were not wearing a helmet and it could have reduced or prevented your injuries, your ability to recover a significant amount of compensation is likely to be limited.
Can I still recover damages for my injuries if the police can’t figure out who was at fault in my motorcycle wreck?
Yes, you can. A jury could deem your account of the accident more credible, and additional witnesses who are currently unknown might be discovered. Moreover, an accident Reconstructionist could establish liability on the at-fault party by utilizing various calculations and measurements.
Our accident investigator has received specialized training in handling “swearing match” cases. Additionally, we can swiftly interview witnesses you are aware of and thoroughly canvass nearby businesses or residences to determine if anyone witnessed the wreck. If the circumstances of your injury claim warrant it, our Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys can engage an expert accident Reconstructionist at no up-front cost to you.
Which agencies and/or organizations hold records related to the collision or the at-fault driver?
Several agencies or organizations could possess relevant documents, depending on the specific details of your motorcycle collision. These include:
- Texas Department of Public Safety;
- United States Department of Transportation;
- Federal Highway Administration;
- Texas Department of Transportation; and
- Texas Transportation Commission.
Dan The Wreck Man Law Firm routinely submits records requests to these government entities, among many others. If you decide to retain our services, we will promptly initiate requests for all available documents pertaining to the motorcycle accident you were involved in. Additionally, we will conduct searches for public records associated with the at-fault driver(s).
Contact Dan ‘The Wreck Man’ – Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Our Dallas motorcycle accident lawyers take pride in representing men, women, and children injured in motorcycle crashes across Dallas and Texas. We know how hard it is for motorcycle accident victims to get back on their feet after being injured, and we know how important it is for you to get the justice and compensation you deserve so that you can move on with your life.
Call Dan ‘The Wreck Man’ – Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at 888-2-WRECKMAN.