Motorcycle Accident Injury

Motorcycles give riders feelings that drivers of passenger cars can never experience: freedom, power, and connection with the environment and the open road. Many motorcycle riders are a unique sort, whether their bikes are small and quick, or if they prefer large, powerful machines under them as they ride.

Motorcycle riders are also among the safest drivers on the road, as they typically remain aware of every change in the surrounding traffic flow. Experienced motorcycle riders check their mirrors frequently, signal their lane changes well in advance, and move to enter and exit the freeway with caution.

However, some drivers of passenger cars do not exhibit the same caution, even when they share the road with motorcycles. They may rely on their vehicle’s superior size and built-in safety features, rather than good driving habits and common courtesy, when they are caught in traffic with a motorcycle. These poor habits can lead to serious consequences, especially for the motorcycle rider.

Some of the behaviors of passenger vehicle drivers that can lead to motorcycle accidents can include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Aggressive driving
  • Poor road conditions
  • Bad weather
  • Decreased visibility
  • … and much more

Riders involved in motorcycle accidents often suffer much more serious injuries than those in comparable collisions involving passenger cars.

Injuries from motorcycle accidents can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Skull fractures
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Cracked ribs
  • Facial injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • … and much more.

The recovery process from a motorcycle accident can be long and painful. The immediate aftermath of a motorcycle accident can include:

  • Ambulance rides
  • Emergency room visits
  • Surgical procedures
  • Post-operative recovery
  • Hospital stays
  • Pain management medications
  • … and much more.

After leaving the hospital, the victim must endure another phase of the recovery process. This process often includes:

  • Doctor’s office visits
  • Physical therapy sessions
  • Prescription medications
  • … and much more.

While the physical pain from these injuries can be intense, the pain of the accident doesn’t stop there. Motorcycle accident victims must also deal with mental and emotional distress.

Some of the mental and emotional issues that motorcycle accident victims often cope with can include:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Memory lapses
  • Mood swings
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • … and much more.

Another factor that can compound the mental and emotional stress is the financial difficulties that motorcycle accident victims often encounter. While it is vital that the victim file an insurance claim on their accident, the process of waiting for a claim check can often be longer than the recovery process from the accident itself.

Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making money for their shareholders. They cannot consistently turn a profit if they pay out the maximum amount on each claim. In an effort to preserve their profits, they often delay, underpay, or outright deny legitimate claims. The process often leaves motorcycle accident victims waiting for weeks or months for payments that are far less than what can cover their costs, or getting their claims denied and left to fund their expenses out of pocket.

When it comes to recovering from their injuries, motorcycle accident victims often face an uphill battle. However, victims need not face this battle alone. An experienced motorcycle accident injury attorney can be a great help when it comes to recovering the expenses involved in the recovery process.

A seasoned motorcycle accident injury attorney can help victims recover costs related to:

  • Hospital bills
  • Doctor’s office visits
  • Post-hospital care
  • Loss of income
  • Lost future income
  • … and much more.

A knowledgeable motorcycle accident injury lawyer can also pursue punitive damages against the parties responsible for the accident. Punitive damages are designed to deliver stiff financial penalties to parties found responsible for injury accidents. In Texas, punitive damages can total up to three times the amount of the actual damages.

The motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Simon & O’Rourke Law Firm P.C., are among the most experienced, most dedicated, and most knowledgeable in the Houston area. We have worked with numerous clients on their motorcycle accident injury lawsuits, and have helped our clients recover thousands of dollars for their injuries.

At our law firm, we understand that the financial stress of the recovery process can be overwhelming. We know that most of our clients can’t afford attorneys who charge hundreds of dollars per hour to fight for their case. That’s why we work with our clients on a contingency basis, which means that we only get paid if we win money for our clients.

We also understand that the courtroom setting can intimidate accident victims. The attorneys for the insurance carriers will use whatever legal means they have at their disposal to minimize or dismiss a victim’s claim and protect their clients’ billion-dollar business. At Simon & O’Rourke, we fight on the side of motorcycle accident injury victims. We strive to get as much as we can for our clients, while keeping them up to date on their case.

We also have a special understanding of the problems facing motorcycle riders. One of our attorneys has been riding motorcycles for over 20 years. We understand the circumstances surrounding motorcycle injury accidents from the first-hand perspective of a fellow rider, so we are uniquely qualified to help our motorcycle accident injury victims.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, let the attorneys at Simon & O’Rourke fight for you. Our personal injury attorneys and staff will work toward getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, as well as for your other expenses. Contact us by phone or through our online form to schedule a FREE, no-obligation consultation to find out how we can help you today!