Motorcycle Accidents

Personal Injury Attorney in Burnet County

It is not uncommon for a motorcycle accident to result in severe injury to the rider. Motorcyclists struck by larger vehicles often need extensive hospitalization and medical treatments for their injuries, which can result in steep costs to recover.

Injuries frequently reported in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Road rash
  • Severe lacerations
  • Other catastrophic injuries

Due to the intensity of a motorcycle accident, the rider may also suffer fatal injuries. Burnet Motorcycle Accident Attorney Russ Baker has the legal experience necessary to manage a personal injury claim for you after you were in a motorcycle crash, or a wrongful death claim on your behalf if a loved one passed away following a collision.

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Compensation You May Need in Your Motorcycle Accident Case

Insurance companies are notorious for lowballing settlements at motorcyclists, hoping that the injured rider will take whatever they can as soon as they can. You should not sign any settlement offer, assuming the insurance provider of the liable party is willing to offer any at all, until you have spoken to your Burnet County motorcycle accident lawyer. Damages for motorcycle accidents can generally be quite high, and you would not want to accept an amount that ultimately covers only a sliver of what you need. Attorney Russ Baker is knowledgeable in both liability law and projected cost of care, allowing him to determine just how much compensation you should be given, either through a settlement or court verdict.

A few different types of damages that you might want to cite in your claim are:

  • Hospitalization: Emergency medical care after a motorcycle accident can be expensive but extended hospitalization will probably run your healthcare insurance dry in a few days.
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitative therapy may be needed for years after your accident, depending on the severity of your injuries. A TBI or spine injury will likely last a lifetime.
  • Motorcycle repair: Due to the fragility of most motorcycles, it is common for a ride to be entirely destroyed in a bad accident. You should be fairly compensated for its repair or replacement.
  • Missing wages: Paying for odds and ends while you recover may be impossible due to the fact that you are too injured to go to work. The liable party should provide you finances to bridge the gap between what you make while injured and what you normally make.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, a representative or administrator of the decedent’s estate can pursue damages that are unique to that claim type, such as loss of consortium, wages the deceased should have earned in his or her lifetime, and funeral and burial costs.

15+ Years of Legal Experience Put to Good Use

Burnet County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Russ Baker has been practicing law for more than a decade. During this time, he has built a solid reputation as a professional who cares for his clients’ wellbeing and futures as if he was representing a good friend or family member. This caliber of service is not only irreplaceable, but also necessary if you want to file your claim in confidence.

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