Motorcycles don’t have nearly the same amount of protection that a full vehicle can offer, and thus motorcycle accidents almost always lead to serious injuries and tremendous damage to the victims. If you have been the victim of one of these accidents, you may not know what options you have available to you as well as what the best option is for pursuing recourse. Here are three valuable things to keep in mind when you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident.
You Have the Right to Compensation
When you are involved in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another, you have the right to compensation for the damages you have sustained. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always mean that justice is always given automatically—in fact in most cases it needs to be fought for. Just because an insurance company has denied your claim doesn’t mean you’re on your own for finding compensation; you have rights and you have legal recourse for pursuing them.
You Need to Act Quickly
The longer you wait to seek medical attention after your accident, the more likely it is that an untreated injury will lead to lasting consequences that could have otherwise been prevented. It’s also more likely that the insurance company involved with your claim will try to claim your injuries were caused by outside sources and are unrelated to your auto accident because of how long it took you to report them. Start seeking medical attention and file a claim with all insurance companies involved as soon as possible in order to make sure you don’t let the statute of limitations pass you by.
You Need an Ally on Your Side
Personal injury law can be complex, and unless you’re familiar with the nuances and finer details of Texas’s personal injury codes, you could easily become overwhelmed and intimidated by the obstacles you could face. However, having an Austin personal injury attorney on your side can allow someone with experience and knowledge to overcome them for you. A qualified lawyer knows the tactics insurance companies use to try to absolve themselves of liability and avoid having to pay for your losses and can counter them by putting the law and the evidence to work for you.
Need an attorney? Don’t wait; reach out to The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC today by calling (512) 271-5112 and request a consultation if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident.