Personal Injury

Montgomery County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

When You're Injured in a Motorcycle Accident, We Fight for You!

Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation in Texas. The roads of Montgomery County are no exception to this trend, and many people in the area choose to ride motorcycles for their daily commutes. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to injury in an accident than car drivers are, and a motorcycle accident can result in very serious injuries for the rider. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should not hesitate to get in touch with our team at Scott Law Firm. Our Montgomery County motorcycle accident attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

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What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

A motorcycle accident can result from a variety of causes. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Poor weather conditions, such as rain and fog
  • Drivers who are negligent, such as those who make unsafe lane changes
  • Defective parts on the motorcycle, such as a clutch or brakes
  • Roadway hazards, such as potholes

Regardless of the cause, a motorcycle accident can result in serious injuries for the rider. Even if you were wearing a helmet, the impact of a motorcycle crash can cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and other severe injuries. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at Scott Law Firm if you were injured in a motorcycle accident. Our Montgomery County motorcycle accident attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

How Is Liability Determined in a Motorcycle Accident Case?

In Texas, liability in a motorcycle accident case is determined based on the principles of negligence. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would in similar circumstances, resulting in harm or damage. When it comes to motorcycle accidents, liability is often established by assessing the actions of the parties involved and determining whether they met their duty of care.

Here are key factors considered in determining liability in a motorcycle accident case in Texas:

  • Duty of Care: Every motorist, including motorcycle riders, has a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a safe and prudent manner. This duty includes obeying traffic laws, maintaining control of the vehicle, and taking precautions to prevent accidents.

  • Breach of Duty: Liability is often established by demonstrating that a party breached their duty of care. This could involve actions such as speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield, or other violations of traffic rules.

  • Causation: It must be shown that the breach of duty directly caused the accident and resulting injuries. This involves establishing a causal connection between the negligent actions and the harm suffered.

  • Comparative Negligence: Texas follows a modified comparative negligence system, meaning that even if a motorcyclist is partially at fault for the accident, they can still pursue compensation. However, their recovery may be reduced in proportion to their percentage of fault.

  • Defective Equipment or Road Conditions: Liability could also be attributed to defective motorcycle parts or equipment, or hazardous road conditions. In such cases, manufacturers, repair shops, or government entities responsible for road maintenance may be held liable.

  • Insurance Policies: Insurance coverage and policy terms can also affect liability. Understanding the insurance coverage of all parties involved is crucial in determining the available resources for compensation.

It's important to note that liability determination can be complex, and each motorcycle accident case is unique. Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney in Texas is advisable to ensure that your rights are protected and that a thorough investigation is conducted to establish liability and pursue compensation for your injuries and damages.

Contact a Montgomery County Motorcycle Accident Attorney You Can Trust

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it's important for you to get in touch with our team at Scott Law Firm. Our Montgomery County motorcycle accident attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

For further information on your legal rights, reach out to us by submitting an online contact form or by calling (936) 243-4299.

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