Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident?
Motorcycle accidents often lead to devastating and fatal injuries. Since motorcycle riders have very little protection besides a helmet and some clothing, riders usually suffer from severe injuries to their body, limbs, and bones. Even low-impact collisions can cause painful road rash, broken bones, and muscle injuries.
If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, turn to our experienced Dallas injury attorneys to help you fight for a fair settlement from insurers. At Lenahan Law firm, our team is dedicated to providing outstanding representation for our clients. In trial or through negotiations, you can trust us to push for the highest possible amount you need to recover. We have a proven track record that includes millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
Call us today for a free case evaluation to see how we can help you with your case!
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcycles are relatively lightweight, they are vulnerable to a wide range of accidents. Other small vehicles, such as ATVs and sport bikes, are also vulnerable to wreckage on account of negligent drivers, road work, or other safety hazards. Our attorneys work with the victims of such accidents to help them through the recovery process.
- Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Other drivers making left-hand turns
- Speeding or driving drunk
- Road hazards
- Faulty tires or safety systems on the bike
Commonly Sustained Injuries
Although riding a motorcycle does come with risks, it is not an inherently dangerous activity. The danger often comes from other drivers who act negligently or become distracted. Due to the lack of protections available to motorcycle riders, victims often sustain severe or catastrophic injuries. From nerve damage, and abrasions to brain injuries, the road to recovery can be long and painful for victims.
- Additionally, motorcyclists often suffer the following injuries:
- Broken bones
- Road Rash
- Spine injury
- Back and neck injury
- Brain injury
Immediately following a motorcycle crash, seek medical treatment in a timely manner. Not all injuries show up immediately, so it is critical that you receive a checkup and have your doctor monitor your symptoms.
Once you have received medical care, talk to our Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys to find our your options for recovering compensation. A legal professional can analyze your case, pinpoint the cause of your accident, and proceed to help you seek a favorable verdict.
Our Notable Motorcycle Cases
EXAMPLE ONE: Confidential Settlement in Excess of $1,000,000
HS and his wife were out riding their Harley with its new factory-attached sidecar. They hit a bump in the road where the pavement changed from old to new, and the link between the bike and the sidecar failed. HS was able to control the bike and steer it into some freshly planted crops where he thought he could safely coast to a stop, but the crops concealed a slight ditch that sent him flying. When citizens rushed to his aid, he had already assessed his situation and was horrified at the realization that he couldn't feel or move anything below his neck. What did he say to the citizens trying to help? "Please keep my wife out of the sun. She has Lupus." The sidecar manufacturer denied any liability from their sidecar but Marc Lenahan proved that the brackets were inadequately engineered for the strains, which had ultimately caused the failure.
EXAMPLE TWO: Settlement Amount is Confidential
FM, who was a sales representative at a motorcycle dealership on I-35, was riding to work in the HOV lane when a driver illegally crossed into his lane in an attempt to avoid a traffic jam in the main lanes. FM was completely paralyzed and unable to speak, so the police officer spoke only to the driver. The driver blamed FM for the accident, and the officer wrote the report accordingly. The insurance defense counsel yelled in court, "We will never settle this case!" But Marc showed that the driver had headphones on at the time that he had crossed into the HOV lane illegally and cut-off FM, who was driving reasonably at the time. The case settled for every bit of the insurance policy, despite the insurance defense attorney's "promise" to the judge. Marc worked with FM and his family to save funds for the day when medical technology will be able to help FM walk again.
EXAMPLE THREE: Approximately $1,000,000
The SUV driver turned left right in front of RA. She claimed that RA had been speeding and that she was driving carefully. In spite of these claims, Lenahan Law Firm was able to prove that she was a true threat to every single person on the roadways in Texas as her vision was so poor that she would have been declared legally blind had she not avoided her eye exams. She attempted to conceal her medical records but failed. After the nearly $1,000,000 settlement, DPS agreed to bring her in for license evaluation.
EXAMPLE FOUR: Confidential Settlement
When a mechanic at a Harley Dealership on I-75 was killed by a teen on her cell phone, his widow retained Lenahan Law Firm to help her and their son. The result was confidential.
Start Your Case with a Dedicated and Top-Rated Legal Team
A serious accident can leave you bewildered and confused. In the aftermath of a collision, many people do not know where to turn. They have never had to find a Dallas personal injury lawyer before and are not aware of the vast differences between personal injury firms We believe that our firm stands out from other personal injury firms because we focus exclusively on severe injury and take only a limited number of cases. These practices allow us enable us to devote our attention to seeking the results our clients deserve.
You should not have to deal with the financial burdens of your injuries or death of a love one imposed upon you by another driver. At Lenahan Law Firm, we have some of the top attorneys in the Dallas area. With a registered nurse on our team, we have the best chance at getting you the compensation you need from insurance companies and any responsible parties. Get in touch with our firm to learn more about your options after a motorcycle accident.
Contact us today so we can help you lessen the burden of a serious accident. We are prepared to help you get the financial compensation you deserve!