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Motorcycle Accidents Your Injury, Our Fight

Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle riders face an increased risk of serious injury and even death when traveling in and around Fort Worth, TX. If you’ve been injured in an accident because of driver negligence or misbehavior, Buckingham & Vega Law Firm will fight for your right to compensation.

A Fort Worth motorcycle accident lawyer from our office can provide unrivaled legal advocacy to those who have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash. As a personal injury law firm, our decades of experience representing injury victims in Texas has given us the insight and knowledge required to successfully negotiate full and fair compensation for motorcycle injuries and fatalities.

We work with both motorcycle accident victims and their families to successfully secure compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, property damage, psychological trauma, funeral and burial expenses, and more. If you suffered a severe injury or lost a loved one in what should have been a preventable accident, contact us today to learn more about your legal right to financial recovery.

Motorcycle accident cases can be complicated. Buckingham & Vega Law Firm makes recovering compensation easy. Contact us today.

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Explore How We Have Helped Our Clients
  • $73.21 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega legal team secured a $73.21 million verdict on behalf of a baby who was catastrophically injured due to the negligence of their doctor and medical team.

  • Record-Setting $72 Million Verdict Birth Injury

    The Buckingham & Vega team obtained a $72 Million verdict in a birth injury case when an OB/ GYN failed to properly monitor the mom during pregnancy.

  • $16 Million Truck Accident

    Buckingham & Vega obtained a $16 million settlement in a truck accident case. The truck driver was speeding and inattentive (texting) and crashed into the rear of a pickup truck stopped at a stoplight.

  • $14 Million Dram Shop Liability

    Our team obtained a $14 million dram shop verdict on behalf of a client who was injured due to negligence.

  • 13 Million Truck Accident

    Our team secured a 13 million settlement in a truck accident case. An eighteen-wheeler made an unsafe turn in front of a car driven by a grandmother and her family. The grandmother was killed and the family suffered severe injuries.

  • 13 Million Work Injury

    Buckingham & Vega represented an oilfield worker who was killed when their company failed to properly train its employees on how to safely move waste bins. Our client was killed when he became trapped between two bins.

Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

The typical car accident claim involving only minor injuries and limited property damage generally does not require the guidance of a personal injury lawyer. However, car accidents between two motor vehicles are much different than collisions involving a car and a motorcycle.

The average Fort Worth motorcycle crash results in much more severe injuries, often leading to long-term health complications and significant financial losses. With so much more on the line, we often recommend that victims work with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer when trying to recover compensation for their damages.

You may need legal representation for your wrongful death or personal injury claim if:

  • Your loved one was killed in the motorcycle wreck.
  • The accident put you out of work, and you are no longer receiving a paycheck.
  • You suffered serious injuries that will require extensive or lifelong care.
  • Your motorcycle was totaled, or other valuable property was damaged, such as your smartphone, watch, or other property you had on your person at the time of the wreck.

We invite injured riders who are on the fence about working with an attorney to schedule a free consultation with our Fort Worth law office. We pride ourselves on the no-cost, obligation-free setting in which we provide these consultations, so don’t wait—contact us today to learn whether filing a personal injury claim is appropriate for your situation.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accident injuries tend to be much more severe than car accident injuries. This disparity largely comes down to the lack of protections afforded to motorcycle riders. Whereas a car driver or passenger vehicle occupant will have a seat belt, airbag, vehicle frame, and other safety features to protect them in the event of a collision, a motorcycle rider will have little to no protection to prevent them from suffering harm.

In an accident, a motorcyclist might be thrown from their bike, struck by another vehicle after the initial collision, or crushed underneath a larger car. Associated injuries are often catastrophic, meaning that they are especially severe and may result in lifelong health issues.

Anyone who rides a motorcycle in Fort Worth or Tarrant County is at risk for suffering the following injuries in a collision:

  • Broken bones
  • Road rash (abrasions caused by friction with the roadway or other hard surfaces)
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken ribs and chest injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Jaw and dental injuries
  • Death

Even when wearing safety gear like a helmet, jacket, and gloves, a motorcyclist may still develop a permanent disability related to their accident injuries. Both current and future medical bills for these types of injuries can be financially debilitating and is not a cost you should carry alone if the other driver caused your crash.

Should I Go to the Emergency Room After a Motorcycle Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, proceed to the nearest emergency room as soon as possible. The rush of adrenaline that accompanies most vehicle collisions can mask symptoms of serious and even life-threatening injuries. Having a medical professional evaluate your condition as soon as possible after the wreck can not only catch injuries before they have the chance to progress but may even save your life.

Don’t worry about medical expenses or let a fear of bills stand in the way of you getting the medical treatment you need. As personal injury lawyers, it’s our job to seek compensation for these and other damages on your behalf.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Fort Worth

The causes of motorcycle accidents in Fort Worth, TX are as wide and varied as the reasons that people choose to ride motorcycles in the first place. As an injury victim, your first instinct might even be to not care much about what actually caused the crash—all you know is that you are injured, and you need help.

However, as experienced personal injury and car accident lawyers, we know the importance of correctly identifying the cause of a Fort Worth motorcycle crash. To successfully secure compensation in most personal injury claims, you must be able to prove that the other driver was at fault for your crash and subsequent injuries. As part of this process, your motorcycle accident attorney will investigate your claim to determine what factors contributed to your accident, such as:

  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for conditions
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Not checking blind spots for motorcyclists

In a small number of personal injury cases, a motorcycle accident might also be the result of motorcyclist inexperience or risky behavior. Buckingham & Vega Law Firm encourages everyone who plans to ride a motorcycle to take a safety course and to regularly refresh their knowledge of relevant laws and safety tips. As a motorcycle driver, this is one of the most important steps you can take to preserve and protect your safety while sharing the road with other drivers.

Determining Liability for Motorcycle Accidents

Our Fort Worth personal injury attorneys are experts at determining liability for automobile accidents, including those involving motorcycles. If you were hit by a motor vehicle, you need the backing of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is prepared to hold the responsible party liable for their actions.

Determining liability requires an acute dedication to investigating a motorcycle accident case. You should only work with a lawyer who is willing to give your claim the time, attention, and commitment it deserves.

Investigating Your Case

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we work closely with Fort Worth accident victims and their families to assign liability. We accomplish this task by:

  • Reviewing the police report for important evidence.
  • Comparing the at-fault driver’s behavior to local traffic laws to determine if they committed a violation.
  • Reviewing footage from dash cams, traffic cameras, and available security footage.
  • Speaking with eyewitnesses and documenting their statements.
  • Requesting phone records to see if the other driver was distracted at the time of the accident.
  • Consulting pictures and videos you took of the accident scene.

Proving Liability

To successfully secure compensation from the insurance company, you must prove four elements of liability. These elements are:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
  • The at-fault party breached their duty of care.
  • You were injured as a result of their breach.
  • You suffered compensable damages as a result of your injuries.

Every driver in Fort Worth owes a duty of care to those they share the road with. This duty of care is to follow all traffic laws, drive safely, and behave in a way that will not cause harm to other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. A driver that was speeding, texting, or acting aggressively prior to causing your motorcycle accident can be found liable for having breached their duty of care.

Potential Liable Parties

The driver who actually struck your motorcycle may not be the only liable party in your case. When filing a motorcycle accident injury claim, we evaluate all potential liable parties to ensure that our Fort Worth clients never miss out on any possible sources of compensation for their damages.

Additional parties that may have played a role in your accident include:

  • Other drivers who were not directly involved in the accident but were driving dangerously or recklessly.
  • An employer whose worker struck you while driving a company vehicle or while traveling during work hours in a personal vehicle.
  • An auto parts manufacturer who designed, manufactured, or sold a defective part.

Motorcycle accidents are serious, and it is not uncommon for victims to incur lifelong injuries and medical expenses. If you and your personal injury attorney do not correctly identify all liable parties in your case, you will lose out on compensation that is essential for your future.

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