Victims of Motorcycle-Truck Accidents
With Austin area streets, roads and highways encountering an increase in truck traffic, there is a corresponding increase in motorcycle-truck accidents that can prove devastating to motorcycle riders. Too often motorcyclists get caught in a blind spot in which a truck driver fails to notice their presence. Or a distracted truck driver might be busy on his phone, in conversation with a passenger and fails to notice the motorcycle rider sharing the road with his much larger and heavier vehicle.
Physical and Financial Catastrophe
In a collision with a tractor-trailer that can weigh up to 40 tons, a motorcyclist can sustain life-threatening as well as life-changing injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TMI)
- Spinal cord injuries (SPI)
- Broken bones and fractures
- Internal organ injuries
The injuries received as a result of a motorcycle-truck collision can require months or even years of recovery, as well as permanent disability or death, leading to mounting medical and therapy bills in addition to loss of regular income from employment.
Wrongful Death Claims from Crashes
When a motorcyclist is hit or crashes into a semi-truck, there is a high probability that the motorcyclist has died in the accident. If the fatality happened due to the truck driver being negligent in any way, the family members of the motorcyclist can file a wrongful death claim. This type of claim can help the family members recover from the emotional and financial losses from the accident.
Motorcycle-Truck Accident Claims
It is imperative for a motorcycle rider to engage experienced legal representation to help because truck accident cases are more complicated than usual automobile accidents. In many cases, the trucks are owned by numerous owners. There may be multiple parties responsible for the accident beyond the truck driver. And trucking companies often have multiple insurance firms working as hard as possible to avoid any financial liability when one of their trucks collides with a motorcycle rider in and around Austin.
An Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Protect Your Legal Rights
Briggle & Polan, PLLC, is experienced at helping motorcyclists injured in an accident with a truck file a personal injury claim or assist a family member file a wrongful death lawsuit in the event the motorcycle victim doesn’t recover from their injuries.
Whether you or a loved one has sustained injuries as a result of a truck-motorcycle accident, you should know your rights under Texas law for obtaining financial compensation not only for the injuries sustained but also for pain and suffering. Our personal injury law firm has assisted hundreds of clients involved in motorcycle-truck accidents. To avoid financial catastrophe, you need legal representation that enables you to file a claim against the truck driver and truck company. Don’t accept a lowball settlement offer that will only lead to more pain and suffering. Our expert legal counsel protects your rights as a motorcycle rider injured due to the negligence of a truck driver, enabling you to file a lawsuit leading to the full financial compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation at (512) 400-3278.