- Personal Injury
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- Civil Rights
Texas, with its open horizon and almost infinite miles of highway, is the perfect locale for motorcycle riding. Unfortunately, the perfect day for a ride can turn tragic, due to the negligence of others on the road. Texas has recently surpassed California as the state with the most motorcycle crashes. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, the skilled and determined attorneys at the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont can provide the highly professional legal representation you need.
In some accidents, motorcyclists may have their share of fault, such as by disobeying traffic rules, riding in treacherous weather conditions or losing control due to poor skills or fatigue. However, there are many other circumstances in which someone else’s negligence is the primary cause of an accident. Among them:
In many of these situations, an injured motorcyclist has the right to file a lawsuit for damages against another driver, a manufacturer or an agency responsible for road maintenance. Even if the motorcyclists are partly to blame, they still may be able to recover partial damages for their injuries.
Motorcyclists in Texas must obey the same rules of the road as other drivers but they are also subject to these special restrictions:
Failure to comply with any of these restrictions can be a ground for finding a motorcyclist comparatively negligent, which can significantly reduce or even prevent recovery of money damages.
Because motorcycle riders are unshielded, they are in danger of significant injury even when collisions occur at a moderate speed. These include:
Under Texas law, you have only two years from the date of an accident to file a personal injury lawsuit, so it’s important to retain a skilled and accomplished personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In the most disastrous type of accident — a fatal one — we can represent you in a wrongful death lawsuit to recover the deceased’s damages as well as compensation for their family’s loss of support or companionship.
The Bernsen Law Firm is conveniently located in downtown Beaumont. We take motorcyclist accident cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we only collect legal fees if your claim is successful. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 409-212-9994 or contact us online.
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