MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT FAQ

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating effects on victims. If you’ve been injured and are contemplating filing a motorcycle accident insurance claim, chances are you have questions. As a service to the public, we’ve compiled a list of our top asked questions to give you everything you need to make an informed decision.

  • What should I do immediately following a motorcycle accident?

    If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, the first course of action to take is to get immediate medical attention.
    Once your condition is stable enough, seek out a motorcycle accident lawyer who has experience bringing claims like yours and has a record of success. At the Law Offices of Colby Lewis, we know motorcycle law and how to prove liability so we get the highest payout possible for our clients.

  • What should I not do after a motorcycle accident in Texas?

    Did you know that actions you take after a motorcycle accident can hurt your chances of recovery? Admitting fault, giving recorded statements, or posting on social media can all affect your claim. Further, delaying seeking medical attention can make proving causation much harder. Therefore, it’s important to both get medical attention and avoid discussing your case with third parties.

  • What is the average settlement for a motorcycle crash?

    The amount of compensation you receive from a motorcycle crash depends on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to properly assess your damages and maximize the amount of compensation you receive.

  • What is lane splitting?

    Lane splitting, or “white lining”, is a common cause of accidents. It occurs when a motorcycle operator rides between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane. This practice is highly dangerous and illegal in Texas. Proof of lane splitting helps prove your case for negligence and can be a powerful piece of evidence in your favor.

  • What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Texas?

    Texas law requires all riders under the age of 21 to wear a helmet. Riders over 21 are not required to wear a helmet, as long as they have completed a rider safety training course. Wearing a helmet and other protective gear greatly reduces the chances of death or serious injury in an accident.

  • How long does it take to recover from a motorcycle accident?

    The length of your recovery depends largely on the extent of your injuries. Serious injuries can take years to abate or may cause lifelong injuries. Whether your recovery takes days or years, the Law Offices of Colby Lewis are here to protect your rights and pursue the amount of compensation you deserve.

  • How can I prevent being in a motorcycle accident?

    When operating or riding on a motorcycle, safety should be your top concern. There are simple steps you can take to minimize your risk of being in a crash. These include:

    • Observe all local and state laws
    • Leave plenty of room between your
    • motorcycle and other traffic
    • Maintain a safe speed
    • Refrain from using drugs or alcohol
    • Take a rider safety course

    All of these steps will make your riding experience safer and more enjoyable.

  • How can I prevent being in a motorcycle accident?

    It’s common for the other driver’s insurance company to reach out and extend a settlement offer. Typically, this settlement offer won’t cover all of your accident-related injuries and will leave you responsible for the remaining damages. If you receive a settlement offer, it’s critical to talk to an experienced attorney who can evaluate the value of your claim and let you know if the settlement offer is adequate.

    When you’ve been injured, you need the right motorcycle accident lawyer Houston for your claim. Our attorneys for motorcycle accidents are here to help – contact us today to get started on your claim.