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An Aggressive Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer to Represent You

Motorcycles are fun, economical and practical for getting around in Texas. But motorcycle riders, who have little to protect them against severe crashes, are more vulnerable to injury than people behind the wheels of cars and trucks.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that nearly 5,300 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in the United States in 2008.

Between 1997 and 2008, motorcycle rider fatalities increased from 2,116 to 5,290. That’s a 150 percent jump, according to U.S. Department of Transportation’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. In 2008 alone, deaths due to motorcycle crashes increased by an estimated 2.2 percent while all other vehicle classes saw reductions in fatalities.

Even the most conscientious rider is at risk for accidents. With or without a helmet and protective safety gear, motorcycle accident victims often experience the most severe types of injuries as compared to other motor vehicle accidents.

Smith & Hassler will work with you to get you the money owed to you for your losses and take the pressure off of you and your family when you should be most concerned about your health.

Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer with Our Firm

At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don’t pay us unless you win.

Motorcycle Accident Liabilities

In motorcycle accident injury cases, typically the driver of a car or truck who is found to be at fault is liable. However, liability can rest upon anyone who contributed to the cause of your motorcycle accident. Either the motorcycle operator or passenger may have a case if one party suffered injury due to the negligence of another.

Insurance companies examining a motorcycle case will start their investigation immediately. It’s not unusual for insurance companies to run their investigations to find motorcyclists at fault. If a motorcycle operator is at fault, he or she can be responsible for the injuries caused to the passenger.

It’s important to contact Smith & Hassler as soon as possible to start your claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Compensation For Motorcycle Accidents

Depending on your circumstance, you may qualify to be compensated for any of the following expenses:

Future medical expenses Medical bills Property damage Pain and suffering Probable loss of wages in the future Lost wages Loss of relationship with your spouse Other out-of-pocket expenses due to your injuries Punitive damages (in some cases)

If the other driver is at fault and has liability insurance, you may have the right to be compensated for lost wages, your past and future medical bills, disfigurement, and pain and suffering, among other hardships. If the atfault driver does not have insurance and you purchased uninsured motorist insurance coverage, you may qualify for compensation from your own insurance company.

Paying Your Medical Bills After Your Accident

In general, people injured in accidents pay medical bills upfront, and then are ...