San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serves Injured Riders
Compassionate counsel seeks full, fair compensation for losses
Since 2000, the number of registered motorcycles in Texas has more than doubled, and Bexar was one of the leading counties for registrations. So, it should come as no surprise that the frequency of motorcycle crashes in the San Antonio area has increased dramatically in recent years. According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, there were more than 8,000 motorcycle crashes in Texas in 2015; six percent were fatal, and 22 percent caused incapacitating injury. If you have suffered a serious injury in a motorcycle accident, the Law Offices of Marion W. Cain, P.C. is determined to help you get the compensation you deserve.
What damages are available after a motorcycle accident in San Antonio?
If your motorcycle accident was caused by some other person’s negligence, the law says you are entitled to full compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. The legal term is “damages,” and these include:
- Lost earnings, now and in the future
- Medical bills, now and in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
However, the fact that you sustained a personal injury is not enough to justify any payments. You must prove that some other person was negligent, and that their negligence directly caused your injuries. These elements can be difficult to prove in a motorcycle accident case for several reasons.
Helping you overcome misconceptions about “wild bikers”
Although it’s been more than 60 years since Marlon Brando donned a leather jacket and mounted a motorcycle to film The Wild One, the image of motorcycle riders as rebels has endured. Insurance companies for defendants use various negative images to suggest that an injured biker is at least partially to blame for the crash. As with auto accidents, the court can reduce a plaintiff’s recovery in proportion to their percentage of fault under Texas’ comparative negligence law. Even worse, if the plaintiff is more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, the court can bar that plaintiff from seeking any compensation at all.
For these reasons, your motorcycle accident case requires highly professional and determined representation. As your advocate, we engage private investigators to examine the scene and preserve important evidence, and we consult with accident reconstruction specialists to prove what really caused your accident.
We understand the common causes of motorcycle accidents. We know how inattentive drivers fail to notice motorcycles, how one car’s dangerous maneuver can force you into the path of another car, and how drivers follow bikes too closely, crowd their lanes, or attempt to pass while remaining in the same lane. We also understand there are additional factors that might be in play, so, for example, we investigate whether the city or state was negligent in the design or maintenance of the road where your accident occurred.
Our sincere concern for your future motivates us to go above and beyond, as we fight for full and fair compensation.
Contact a determined motorcycle accident attorney in San Antonio for a free consultation
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in the San Antonio area, you can trust the Law Offices of Marion W. Cain, P.C. to assert your rights. We provide personalized client service and highly professional representation focused on results. To schedule a free consultation, call 210.551.0985 or contact our San Antonio office online. As our client, you pay no attorney’s fees until we recover compensation on your behalf.