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November 14, 2019

Dallas Motorcycle Accident FAQ

At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we understand how traumatic a motorcycle accident can be and how catastrophic your injuries might be. With this in mind, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients in regards to their crash and possible civil claim. If you have a question that hasn’t been addressed below, please reach out to our firm for more information.

What happens if my passenger caused my motorcycle crash?

These situations will be handled quite delicately, as it is likely that your passenger is a close friend or relative of yours. However, just because you have a relationship with them doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be responsible for covering your damages. Our hope will be to resolve these types of cases outside of court in Dallas so that you can maintain your relationship moving forward.

Do I still have a claim if I am partially at fault for the motorcycle wreck?

You might; it depends on what percentage of culpability you carry. Texas follows modified comparative negligence laws, which allow you to still pursue your claim unless you exceed 50 percent liability. At that point, not only will you no longer be able to file your Dallas injury claim, but you may find that a claim is being brought against you by the other involved party.

What are non-economic damages?

Your non-economic damages are the losses from your bike wreck that have impacted your ability to lead a normal life. Some examples might consist of the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, the loss of consortium, mental anguish, inconvenience, the impact of disfigurement or scarring, and the loss of household services, to name a few.

How long do I have to file my motorcycle accident claim?

The state of Texas’ statute of limitations begins running from the day of the accident, or from the date that you were diagnosed with an injury, and will continue running for two years. This is critical, because if you do not file before the statute of limitations runs out, you will no longer have the opportunity to obtain the compensation you would otherwise be entitled to for your Dallas bike wreck.

Consult with a Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When you’ve been injured in a bike crash and aren’t sure what your next steps should be, get in touch with a renowned Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer at Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP.

We proudly offer injury victims across the state a free consultation to better prepare them for what to expect in the claims process. You can schedule yours today by completing the brief contact form located below or by giving our office a call at 214-522-9404.