Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

How Parker Law Firm Can Help Motorcycle Accident Victims in Ft. Worth.

While riding a motorcycle can be a very enjoyable way to travel, it is also well-known that motorcycle riders are in a very dangerous position on the road. Statistics show that motorcycle riders are more than 30 times more likely to be killed in an accident than those driving a car or truck. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that more than 100,000 motorcyclists were killed in accidents that occurred between 1966 and 2000. If you or a family member are seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of someone else, contact Parker Law Firm motorcycle accident attorney in Fort Worth.

The majority of motorcycle accidents were due to a collision with other vehicles. Because the rider has no physical protection except for a helmet, one can easily understand that motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to injuries when they are involved in an accident. There are also some situations in which motorcyclists may engage in risky behavior, including traveling in between lanes to pass other vehicles, speeding, or other activities that may increase their likelihood for being involved in an accident. Even for those who take every proper precaution, you may still be in danger of being involved in a motorcycle crash.

Common Causes of Fort Worth Motorcycle Crashes

motorcycle accidentThere are many factors that can contribute to a motorcycle crash. Bad weather, traffic, road debris, or even reckless behavior of a motorcyclist have all caused these crashes. In many cases, however, it is the carelessness of another driver on the road that results in the injury or death of a motorcyclist. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Dooring
  • Objects thrown from other vehicles

In a great many cases, other drivers claim they simply didn’t see the motorcycle. Regardless of what another driver may intend, when he fails to be careful and attentive behind the wheel, a motorcyclist should not have to suffer the consequences.

Most Common Motorcycle Injuries

Even when a rider wears a helmet and other protective gear, he or she can suffer serious injuries when forced to the pavement by a reckless motorist, including:

  • Brain injuries. Even when wearing a helmet, bikers can suffer a traumatic brain injury in a crash. When the brain is jostled in the skull, damage can occur that impacts cognitive and motor functioning. Without a helmet, bikers are susceptible to fatal head injuries.
  • Spinal cord injuries. High-speed impact with the pavement can fracture vertebrae and damage the spinal cord, causing partial or complete paralysis. Protective clothing is usually ineffective in protecting a rider’s back.
  • Biker’s arm. This common condition of numbness and paralysis is caused by damage to the nerves of the arms and shoulders when a rider braces himself in even a minor crash. The injury can result in permanent loss of arm function.
  • Broken bones. Just like the vertebrae in the back, other bones can be broken in a crash, including the arm, leg, or pelvis. These fractures can be serious and require surgery or result in permanent disability.
  • Burn injuries. With an exposed engine and very hot tailpipe, a rider is in constant danger of being burned when he is thrown off balance. These burns can be very serious and require hospitalization and skin grafts.
  • Facial injuries. When a rider is not wearing a helmet with a protective face shield, he can suffer lacerations, broken facial bones, dental injuries, and traumatic eye injuries from contact with the pavement or flying road debris.
  • Facial injuries. When a rider is not wearing a helmet with a protective face shield, he can suffer lacerations, broken facial bones, dental injuries, and traumatic eye injuries from contact with the pavement or flying road debris.
  • Limb amputations. Being thrown from the bike or run over by another vehicle in a collision can result in a damaged limb requiring amputation. The loss of a limb can cause a life-long disability.
  • Open wounds. Any part of the biker’s body that is exposed when it hits the ground can suffer a break in skin and tissue. An open flesh wound is susceptible to infection and may require multiple stitches.
  • Road rash. Ranging in severity from mild to severe, road rash occurs when exposed skin is dragged across concrete, pavement or gravel. Severe road rash is very painful and can require skin grafts.
  • Rotator cuff or shoulder injuries. Like biker’s arm, these injuries occur when the biker tries to absorb the impact of a crash by extending his arm. A torn rotator cuff or shoulder dislocation can create life-long issues.
  • Wrongful death. If a motorist’s carelessness caused a motorcycle crash and the rider was killed, the driver could be charged with wrongful death, and his survivors could be owed damages for their loss.

Bias Against Motorcyclists Can Affect Legal Claims in Fort Worth

While the goal of the Texas civil justice system is to offer impartial and fair decisions, it is sometimes impossible for people to completely set aside their personal beliefs and ideas. The human factor means that there are times when someone’s preconceived notions affect a legal case.

The experience of injured motorcyclists and their attorneys indicates that there is a real and incorrect perception that those who ride motorcycles are usually reckless. This bias is a problem because it can affect the evidence and testimony in a motorcycle accident case. When witnesses assume the motorcyclist was at fault, it may color their telling of events. A police report can be affected by this bias, which will carry over into court.

Further, this bias often can be found when dealing with insurance companies and their representatives. Adjusters know that juries can be biased against motorcycle riders, and they will try to leverage the uncertain results of a jury trial against the victim in an attempt to protect the insurance company’s own bottom line. An experienced Fort Worth attorney understands this bias and the tactics of those who try to exploit it. At Parker Law Firm, the tenacious motorcycle accident attorneys will fight for to protect the rights of victims and ensure they are able to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available.

Call Our Experienced Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today

Motorcycle accident victims have rights when they are injured in an accident, and they can be protected. Facing significant injuries, motorcyclists and their families deserve compensation. In Fort Worth, it is possible for accident victims to obtain compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical bills and lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Why Choose Parker Law Firm?

Trying to find the right Forth Worth personal injury attorney can be very complicated, confusing and frustrating. After all, most personal injury websites recite the same old promises like, “We fight for you”, “Free consultation”, and “We have many years of experience.” While Parker Law Firm does also check those boxes, we offer so much more. Brad Parker has served as President of the Tarrant County Bar Association and President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He has been selected as one of “Fort Worth’s Attorneys Worth Knowing” by Fort Worth Magazine and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer since 2006. Brad has also written a book called, How Do I.. Find the Right Attorney I Want and Need that provides information on what to look for when hiring an attorney, in hopes to make a confusing and stressful decision a little bit easier. You should feel confident in knowing that your attorney has your back and that you matter and are not just a revenue generator.

Further Benefits of Working with Parker Law Firm:

  • “People Matter” is not a metaphor. It is a fundamental belief at Parker Law Firm. You will work with a team of people who firmly believe helping others and seeking justice is a “calling” NOT a “job.” Our staff cares about what you and your family are going through, and we all work hard to help you at every step along the way.
  • You will no longer have to deal with payment collection calls from medical providers.
  • You and your case will NOT be just a number. We are very selective in the cases we take, thereby allowing absolute attention to detail and one-on-one service—you will know without a doubt that “You Matter.”
  • You will get straightforward, open, and honest communications at all times.
  • Your calls will be returned the same day or within 24 hours. Mr. Parker also gives every one of his clients his personal cell phone number.
  • Brad Parker’s passion is “Seeking Justice.” He pursues Justice not only in the Courtroom but also at the Legislature, working as an unpaid lobbyist to protect the rights of Texas families. All of this gives him a unique insight into the law that few possess, and he frequently speaks at State Bar of Texas seminars to share his knowledge with other attorneys.

Have You Been Injured in a Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident?

Have You Been Injured in a Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a Fort Worth motorcycle accident, you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly to schedule your free consultation. We help motorcycle accident victims throughout Fort Worth, as well as all areas of Texas.

Testimonials Of Parker Law Firm

Written by: Karen Pool

Parker Law Firm
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When I first meet the Parker Law Firm “team”, they were friendly and sincerely concerned about me. They always went above and beyond in helping me and keeping me well informed throughout my whole process. I appreciate each and every one of the people involved in my case. I can’t say enough wonderful things about them.