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.
Get a Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ member on your side. Call 325.939.8689 today.
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
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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