Motorcycle accidents are often more severe than those involving passenger vehicles. Due to the size and weight differences between motorcycles and larger vehicles, along with the limited protections offered to motorcyclists, these accidents commonly result in issues such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Loss of Limb/Amputation
These and similarly tragic motorcycle accident injuries will come with excessive medical expenses. They may require years of physical and occupational therapy. They may necessitate home modifications, make working impossible, and reduce your quality of life. Some may even come with potentially fatal complications.
When you sustain a catastrophic injury, having a lawyer on your side is essential for proper compensation.
Talk to an Attorney Before Accepting a Settlement
Insurance companies may quickly offer a settlement when you suffer a life-altering injury in a motorcycle accident. However, it is essential that you do not accept an offer from an insurer until you have had a chance to speak with an attorney. In most cases, what insurance will offer upfront is inadequate, but once accepted, it will be all you are entitled to for your injury.
Insurance settlements may cover medical expenses, adaptive technologies, home modifications, and similarly provable expenses. However, they seldom cover pain and suffering or offer compensation for forced changes to lifestyle, loss of enjoyment, and issues that do not come with a fixed price.
Talking to a motorcycle accident lawyer before accepting an insurance offer can help you understand what your claim may actually be worth. This allows you to make the best decision for your current and future needs and help you determine the best path forward.
A personal injury lawyer will seek total compensation, considering how your accident has and will continue to impact your life.
What Am I Owed?
Every personal injury claim is unique. The best way to learn what yours may be worth is through a consultation with an experienced and qualified attorney. Please call Shaw Cowart, LLP at 512-499-8900 to schedule a complimentary case review and learn more. We have offices in Austin and San Antonio. We serve victims of motorcycle accidents living throughout Texas.