New Braunfels Motorcycle Wreck Attorney
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Comal County, Hays County, and Guadalupe County
Motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to die in a vehicle crash than vehicle drivers. That one statistic alone underscores the incredibly serious nature of these collisions. Whereas drivers are protected by airbags and seatbelts, not to mention a metal enclosure, riders and passengers are totally exposed to danger, leading to serious injuries that often become fatal. Worse yet, although liability may be clear, it is difficult to obtain maximum compensation in these cases due to the prejudice that many people harbor against motorcycle riders.
The assertive lawyers at The Bettersworth Law Firm stand up for the rights of motorcycle riders because we understand the risks that they take, simply by getting on their bikes and riding in traffic. Due to the serious nature of these injuries, we are not satisfied with anything less than the maximum financial compensation available under the law.
Motorcycle Crash Injuries
Every vehicle wreck is actually two collisions: the ones between vehicles and vehicles and the ones between people and fixed objects because human bodies remain in motion even if the vehicles suddenly stop. In motorcycle wrecks, the unprotected second collisions lead to serious injuries like:
- Internal Bleeding: Doctors and first responders tend to focus on external trauma injuries, meaning that an internal trauma injury may go undiagnosed and untreated for several hours or even several days.
- Shattered Bones: Extremities like the arms and feet are especially vulnerable to these injuries because it is a natural reaction to extend one's arm to prevent a fall and feet are often caught between two vehicles, or a vehicle and the ground.
- Neck and Spine Injuries: These areas are normally completely unprotected, leading to partial or total paralysis.
Injury victims are entitled to compensation for both their economic and non-economic damages, as well as punitive damages, in some cases.
Winning the Case
For many people, recent high-profile incidents in places like New York and Texas confirm their belief that motorcycle riders are reckless drivers and dangerous people. There are two ways to fight the motorcycle prejudice. Sometimes the prejudice is based on a misunderstanding; for example, many people do not know that some motorcycles have loud exhaust pipes to make them more noticeable in traffic. A better approach may be to convince prejudiced jurors that the victim is an exception to the rule. So, while they may have a poor opinion of most riders, an attorney can usually introduce evidence of the rider's good character.
A motorcycle crash often has devastating financial, emotional, and physical consequences for the victims. Contact The Bettersworth Law Firm today at 830-606-0404 for prompt assistance in this matter. We do not charge upfront legal fees in a personal injury case.