While rear-end collisions are typically considered minor incidents, if a motorcycle is involved, the rider can suffer serious injuries due to a lack of protection and getting thrown off their bike. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7% of the fatal motorcycle accidents in the U.S. in 2020 were rear-end collisions. Sometimes, no matter how safely you ride your motorcycle, another driver’s negligence causes an accident. If this is the case for you, our experienced lawyers at Mott & Moffett are here to fight for you.
We have proudly represented Texas victims for many years and won millions of dollars for our clients. Our dedicated legal team balances compassionate and aggressive representation to get to the heart of every case. We understand the complexities and difficulties of motorcycle accident claims, so we communicate clearly and concisely to ensure you have a full scope of your legal options and claim. With our guidance and support, you can make the best decisions to achieve the compensation you deserve.
3 Challenges of Rear-End Motorcycle Accident Claims in Texas
While rear-end crashes may seem straightforward, they can be complicated and frustrating. Contacting a knowledgeable lawyer can make the following difficult aspects much more manageable:
As the victim filing a claim against a negligent party, you carry a burden of proof to demonstrate that their careless actions caused their injuries. While this may seem daunting, our professional lawyers can help you gather the following pieces of evidence to prove fault:
- Photos and videos of the scene and your injuries
- Medical records
- Medical bills and other expenses
- Police reports
- Personal statements
- Witness testimony
- Surveillance footage
- Bodycam and dashcam footage
These documents and reports help prove the existence of your injuries, their cause, and your efforts to treat them. This evidence also allows us to calculate your claim’s worth so that you can receive a fair settlement.
Another challenging element of rear-end motorcycle accident claims is collecting just compensation for your losses. With the evidence we gather and our thorough understanding of how to calculate damages, you may recover the following costs depending on your circumstances:
- Current and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missed work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- Ambulance ride fees
- Property damage
- Reduced quality of life
- Prescribed medications
- Punitive damages
Insurance companies often attempt to undermine your claim and offer an unfair settlement. Our driven lawyers fight tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the compensation you deserve and keep track of offers and counteroffers, so you don’t have to stress about negotiating with adjusters.
Statute of Limitations
According to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code section 16.003, rear-end motorcycle accident victims have two years to file their claims. While this may seem like plenty of time, recovery and other delays can prevent you from meeting this deadline on your own. Fortunately, our efficient attorneys are here to help you file your claim within the legal timeframe. This way, you can take the time to heal without worrying about missing your opportunity to fight for your rights.
Consult a Seasoned Texas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Mott & Moffett Today
When riding a motorcycle, you trust other drivers to uphold their duty to drive carefully and safely. Unfortunately, many people neglect this duty and cause accidents and serious injuries. If someone’s careless actions caused your injuries in a rear-end motorcycle accident, you deserve high-quality representation that will advocate for your rights.
With the help of our passionate legal team at Mott & Moffett, you can focus on recovery while we handle every aspect of your claim. We have the experience, skills, and knowledge to take on your claim and achieve justice. Our attorneys take a personalized approach to every case and develop an innovative plan tailored to your needs. Give us a call at 888-596-6582 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation.