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As a motorcyclist who has been in a bad accident, you might be surprised to find that you are being blamed for it automatically. Insurance companies like to pin the blame on riders by saying that they are “naturally” reckless, even when the evidence shows otherwise. To get the compensation you need to recover, you might have to fight for it.
Come to Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers in Marshall, Texas for legal counsel after a motorcycle accident. Our attorneys have more than 20 years of legal experience. We can take difficult cases against strong oppositions like major insurance companies. While we fight for you, we want you to focus on your rest and other important aspects of your life.
Motorcycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons. Insurance companies try to pretend like all of those reasons are caused by the rider’s negligence. Investigating your accident could show otherwise, though. We know how to look for evidence that proves that the cause of the crash was not your fault.
Motorcycle accidents in Texas are often caused by:
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, there are a few steps that you should try to take while still at the scene of the accident. Our attorneys can investigate later, too, if it would be unsafe to complete all of those steps. But that makes calling us as soon as possible even more important.
Five steps to take after a motorcycle accident include:
Texas uses a modified comparative negligence rule when deciding fault and who can file a claim after a motorcycle accident. Under this rule, you lose the right to get compensation from another party if you were 51% liable or greater. For this reason, it is critical that you work with a legal team that knows how to keep your liability low with convincing evidence and arguments.
Also, the amount of compensation you can recover will be reduced by whatever percentage of liability you are ultimately given. For example, if you are 20% liable for the motorcycle accident, and you need $100,000 in compensation, then the maximum amount you can expect would be $80,000.