Overcoming Inherent Bias with the Help of a Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer

Motorcycles do not have the design or protective features other types of vehicles possess. With only a helmet and pads to serve as protection, and no steel barrier insulating the operator, riders lose their lives at a much higher rate in accidents than do drivers of cars. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accidents lawyer at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, will seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages.

A motorcycle on the ground after an accident.
Motorcycles do not have the design or protection other types of vehicles possess

Overcoming Bias in Motorcycle Accident Cases

Motorcyclists are sometimes regarded as free-spirited and adventurous. Sadly, this perception can present itself in a court of law. When a motorcycle and another vehicle are involved in an accident, the motorcyclist is often assumed to be the responsible party, even if they were the victim. That is why it is imperative to have a skilled motorcycle accidents lawyer on your side who can deliver irrefutable facts on your behalf.

Our attorneys understand the uphill battle you face in terms of perception, and will fight to identify who is to blame.

While motorcyclists are thought to speed, weave through traffic, and engage in reckless behavior on the road, drivers of all vehicles are capable of this behavior. We understand the uphill battle you face in terms of perception and fights to identify who is to blame, whether it is another motorist, the manufacturer, or road conditions.

The Danger of Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants in a car. Wearing a helmet is the simplest and most effective means of improving your chances of survival in an accident. Yet, even with a helmet, motorcyclists are at a serious disadvantage, as they are exposed and do not have seatbelts. This means side impacts will result in a blow to the body and collisions from behind will often result in ejections.

Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents

There are many scenarios in which motorcyclists are victims in an accident. Whether because they misjudged the speed of a motorcycle or did not account for their presence, it is not uncommon for cars to cut off bikers. Sudden lane changes, often an effect of distracted driving and inattentiveness, is another serious recurring problem. Regardless of the cause of the accident, there are severe, long-lasting, and often fatal outcomes that may result. Common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include:

How Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers Can Help

Motorcycle accident victims may be eligible to receive damages for past and anticipated medical bills, property damage, lost earnings, diminished earning capacity, disability, mental anguish, and pain and suffering. Our motorcycle accidents lawyers understands the immense physical, emotional, and financial pain that accident victims face after a serious injury. He will examine police reports, witness statements, photographs, and other evidence to build a strong case on your behalf and seek maximum damages to cover your costs.

David C. Wenholz and J. Luke Dow

Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers

The team of attorneys at Wenholz | Dow, P.C., Trial Lawyers in Austin, TX, represents victims of car and truck accidents, construction accidents, defective products, and more. Our attorneys prepare every case with the intention of going to trial, and we do not settle for anything less than the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our lawyers are affiliated with the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

To request a consultation with our team, please fill out our online form or call (512) 478-2211.

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