Motorcycle Accidents

Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

When a motorcycle accident occurs, it's essential to have a legal team that knows how to navigate the road ahead. The Law Office of Will Mitchell is dedicated to being your guide, fighting for the compensation you deserve, and protecting your rights at every step of the legal process.

Our team is here to navigate the legal complexities of your case, whether it's with insurance companies or in court. While you focus on healing and recovery, let us handle the heavy lifting and guide you through every step of the process.


For legal guidance and representation in your motorcycle accident case, call The Law Office of Will Mitchell at (512) 858-8611 for a free consultation. Let our team fight for the compensation you deserve.


Providing Comprehensive Legal Services for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Austin

The Law Office of Will Mitchell represents individuals injured in motorcycle accidents in Austin, Texas. We offer various services to help clients navigate the legal process and obtain the compensation they deserve. These services include:

  • Investigating the accident to determine liability and gather evidence
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to reach a fair settlement
  • Filing a lawsuit and representing clients in court if necessary
  • Helping clients obtain medical treatment and other essential services
  • Providing guidance and support throughout the legal process

Our attorney, Will Mitchell, has experience handling a wide range of motorcycle accident cases and is dedicated to helping clients work toward the best possible outcome available.

Consequences of a Motorcycle Accident

Physical injuries 
Cruising through Austin on a motorcycle is a rush like no other, but with that freedom comes a heightened vulnerability in the event of an accident. From shattered bones to severe road rash and even traumatic head and spinal injuries, the physical repercussions of a motorcycle crash can be devastating and require extensive medical intervention, including surgery and rehabilitation.

The costs of physical injuries in a motorcycle accident in Texas can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injuries. For example, minor injuries such as road rash or a broken bone may result in a few thousand dollars in medical expenses, while more severe injuries such as head trauma or spinal cord injuries can result in hundreds of thousands or more in medical expenses.

Other costs that may be incurred in a motorcycle accident include:

  • Emergency room visits: $500 to $5,000
  • Hospital stays: $10,000 to $100,000
  • Surgeries: $10,000 to $100,000
  • Physical therapy: $1,000 to $10,000
  • Rehabilitation: $5,000 to $50,000
  • Long-term care: $50,000 to $500,000 or more

A motorcycle accident attorney can provide you with the knowledge, experience, and resources you need to protect your rights, build a strong case, and recover the compensation you need to cover the costs incurred from a motorcycle accident.

Financial losses 
The financial fallout can be staggering - from costly medical bills and lost income to repairs or replacement of damaged property. The economic impact can be even more devastating if the accident results in a permanent injury. It's not just about the immediate costs of medical care and rehabilitation but also the long-term loss of earning potential.

Our legal team can help assess the specific circumstances of the accident and help you seek compensation for your losses. This can include negotiating with insurance companies, identifying liable parties, and representing you in court if necessary.

Emotional trauma 
Emotional trauma caused by a motorcycle accident can have significant costs, both financially and psychologically. Some potential costs may include therapy or counseling, medication, lost income due to time off work, and damage to personal relationships.

If you have suffered emotional trauma as a result of a motorcycle accident, one way to seek compensation is by filing a personal injury lawsuit. You can hire a lawyer who has experience handling motorcycle accident cases to guide you through the legal process, and to negotiate a settlement or award on your behalf. Keep in mind that you'll need to file the lawsuit within the time frame set by the statute of limitations.

Motorcycle Accident Claims Process

The motorcycle accident claims process can be a confusing and overwhelming experience, especially for those who have never been involved in a collision before. Understanding the steps involved in the process can help ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Step 1: Report the accident. 
The first step in the motorcycle accident claims process is to report the accident to the police. Ensure a formal report and gather necessary information, such as the names and contact information of the parties involved and any witnesses.

Step 2: Seek medical attention. 
After the motorcycle accident, see that you seek medical attention immediately. Not only will this ensure that any injuries are treated, but it will provide documentation of the injuries sustained in the accident, which can be used later to support your claim or lawsuit.

Step 3: Contact your insurance company. 
After seeking medical attention, contact your insurance company to report the accident. They will begin evaluating your claim to determine the compensation you are entitled to.

Step 4: Gather evidence. 
Evidence is essential in the motorcycle accident claims process, including photographs of the accident scene, medical records, and witness statements. Having a solid case can increase your chances of receiving fair compensation.

Step 5: Hire a lawyer. 
If the insurance company is unwilling to provide a fair settlement, it may be necessary to hire a lawyer. Having a lawyer by your side is essential to negotiate with the insurance company.

Step 6: File a lawsuit. 
When fair compensation is denied by the insurance company, taking legal action by filing a lawsuit is the ultimate recourse.

It's essential to remember that every accident is unique, and there may be some variations in the process depending on the specific circumstances of your case. It's always best to consult a motorcycle accident lawyer to understand your rights and options.

Types of Evidence to Establish Liability

To strengthen your case, gather evidence such as:

  • Witness statements: These can help identify who is responsible for the accident and give a clear account of what happened to cause the accident.
  • Photographs or videos: Used to document the scene of the accident, the damage to the vehicles involved, and the injuries sustained by the parties involved.
  • Police report: Provide information about the cause of the accident, the names of the parties involved, and any citations or charges that were issued.
  • Medical records: Document the injuries sustained as a result of the accident and the treatment received.
  • Expert testimony: Experts such as accident reconstruction specialists or medical professionals can provide valuable testimony about the cause of the accident or the extent of the client's injuries in a court of law.
  • Evidence of damages: Include bills, receipts, estimates of repair or replacement for motorcycle or other personal property damages, lost wages, and medical expenses.

All of these types of evidence can help establish liability and support your claim for compensation.

FAQs

  1. What should I do if I am involved in a motorcycle accident? 
    Seek medical attention immediately, even if you do not believe you are injured. Report the accident to the police and gather information from the other driver(s) and witnesses, including their contact information and insurance information. Take photographs of the scene and any damage to the vehicles involved.
  2. What are some common causes of motorcycle accidents? 
    Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
  • Poor road conditions (potholes or debris on the road)
  • Vehicle defects (faulty brakes or tires)
  • Distracted or negligent drivers of other vehicles
  • Inclement weather (rain, fog)
  • Poor visibility at night or in areas with limited lighting
  • Construction or roadwork
  • Animals crossing the road
  1. How can I prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident? 
    Evidence that can prove fault in a motorcycle accident includes police reports, witness statements, photographs and videos of the accident scene, and expert testimony from accident reconstruction specialists.
  2. What types of damages can I recover after a motorcycle accident? 
    Recoverable damages after a motorcycle accident include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more.
  3. How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a motorcycle accident? 
    In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit related to a motorcycle accident is typically two years from the date of the accident. However, it is always best to consult with an attorney immediately after an accident to ensure you meet all critical deadlines.
  4. Do I need an attorney to represent me after a motorcycle accident? 
    While it is not required, we recommend hiring an attorney with experience handling motorcycle accident cases. A motorcycle accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal process, evaluate the strength of your case, negotiate a settlement, and represent you in court.

The Law Office of Will Mitchell Will Fight for Maximum Compensation

At The Law Office of Will Mitchell, we recognize that the legal landscape can be confusing and uncertain. With a tailored approach to legal representation and guidance, we take great pride in customizing our services to fit your unique situation and needs.

Contact The Law Office of Will Mitchell today to schedule a consultation and benefit from personalized advice tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.


Call us at (512) 858-8611 or contact us online to learn more about our services and schedule a consultation.


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Will Mitchell is a DWI/Criminal Defense Attorney with his primary office in Austin, Texas, where he has practiced law since 2006. The Law Office of Will Mitchell accepts criminal cases statewide.  The primary focus of Will’s practice is intoxicated related offenses, driver’s license issues, and drug possession cases.
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