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Odessa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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With the help of our lawyers at Hilliard Law, you can concentrate on healing while we build the strongest possible case. We have fought for injury victims in Odessa for decades, so we have the tools to take on your claim, no matter the scope.

With its wide open roads and beautiful landscapes, Texas is a great place for a motorcycle ride. However, motorcyclists face risks of accidents and injuries, especially since they have fewer protections than car drivers. Unfortunately, motorcyclists also face unfair biases from others and often receive unfair treatment. If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, you have the right to contact our dedicated legal team.

At Hilliard Law, we have nearly 40 years of experience fighting for injury victims in the Odessa area. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to advocate for the compensation you deserve. We are here to help you understand Texas motorcycle laws, who may be liable for the accident, and what your case is worth.

What Laws Apply to Motorcyclists in Texas?

While motorcyclists must follow all regular traffic laws in Texas, the state outlines specific laws that only apply to those on motorcycles. These laws include the following:

  • All riders under 21 must wear a helmet. Those over 21 do not have to wear a helmet if they have completed the motorcycle safety course or purchased a health insurance plan that covers motorcycle accidents.
  • Driving between lanes, or lane splitting, is not allowed.
  • Motorcycle riders must carry $30,000 bodily injury coverage for each person injured, $60,000 bodily injury coverage per accident, and $25,000 property damage coverage per accident. This is often called 30/60/25 coverage.

These Texas laws are meant to keep motorcyclists and those around them safe. While Texas law only requires motorcyclists to wear helmets if under 21, those of all ages should wear helmets to protect themselves from potential head injuries.

Understanding Liability in Odessa Motorcycle Accidents

After sustaining injuries from a motorcycle accident, we may be able to help you hold the at-fault party accountable. First, we have to determine whose negligence caused the accident. Liable parties in a motorcycle accident may include the following:

  • A motor vehicle driver: If a driver was operating their vehicle recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they may be held liable.
  • Manufacturer: Perhaps a defective part caused the motorcycle accident. In this case, the manufacturer of the part could be responsible.
  • Property owner: A property owner or government agency may be liable if they improperly maintained their roads or failed to clear debris.
  • The motorcyclist: The motorcycle rider may be partially responsible if they did not follow all state laws or drove irresponsibly.

In many cases, multiple parties share fault for the accident. When this happens, each party is assigned a fault percentage. The amount of compensation due is split between responsible parties. If the injured party is partly at fault, the percentage gets deducted from their compensation.

Potentially Recoverable Damages for Motorcycle Accident Claims in Texas

When seeking medical attention and altering your lifestyle after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may worry about expenses. Our devoted attorneys may be able to fight for you and compensate for your losses. Depending on the details of your case, you may recover the following damages:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Ambulance ride
  • Hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Lost wages and benefits from missed work
  • Property damage
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life

When determining how much compensation you deserve, it’s essential to have as many details of the accident as possible. Therefore, after seeking immediate medical attention, you may want to take as many pictures and videos of the damage, the police report, and other paperwork as possible. Keeping track of medical records will also assist your lawyer in determining your compensation.

Unfortunately, insurance companies may try to lowball you with their initial offer. Our skilled attorneys may be able to negotiate with insurance companies and keep track of offers and counteroffers to better your chances of achieving fair compensation.

Speak With a Trustworthy Odessa Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Hilliard Law

Texas is the perfect place for a motorcycle ride with its gorgeous roads and scenery. However, motorcycle riders face higher risks of injury due to the lack of protection. If you have sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to pursue legal action and recover your losses.

With the help of our personal injury lawyers at Hilliard Law, you can concentrate on healing while we build the strongest possible case for you. We have fought for injury victims in Odessa for decades, so we have the tools to take on your claim, no matter the scope. 

To schedule a free consultation, fill out our contact form or call us at (866) 927-3420.

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    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

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    Rear-End Accident

    Hilliard Law recovered $7.5M for a client who sustained significant injuries after being rear-ended by a commercial truck.

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    Truck Accident

    Hilliard Law attorneys achieved a $6M settlement for a man who sustained serious injuries after being struck by an 18-wheeler.

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    Catastrophic Injury

    In 2019, Hilliard Law attorneys won a $1.375M jury for a man who sustained serious injuries in an automobile accident. This was a 2019 Top 100 Verdict.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help With Your Claim?

Taking on the challenges of filing a claim after a motorcycle accident alone can be overwhelming. Therefore, contacting a lawyer after a crash is crucial in bettering your chances of achieving fair compensation and holding the liable party accountable. Our motorcycle accident attorneys may be able to support you in every aspect of your case, including the following:

  • Conducting a thorough investigation of your case
  • Gathering information and evidence, like video footage, photos, and police reports
  • Using legal knowledge to answer your questions
  • Listening to your story and noting important details
  • Determining a liable party
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Accessing resources like accident reconstruction specialists and medical professionals

We dedicate ourselves to advocating for your rights and fair compensation. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us anything unless we win your case.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.