McAllen Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Riders & Their Families
Unfortunately, statistics show that when it comes to motorcycle accidents, it is often not a question of if you will go down on your bike, but when you will end up in an accident. More frightening still, motorcycle accidents often result in severe bodily injury and, in the worst cases, deaths.
In an auto accident, the car absorbs most of the initial impact. Motorcycles, however, lack these frames and, thus, the rider is the one who absorbs the force. If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash, call award-winning McAllen motorcycle accident attorney Humberto Tijerina now. Recognized as one of McAllen’s leading personal injury lawyers, Mr. Tijerina is passionate about protecting the rights of riders, their passengers, and their families and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for his clients. As avid riders ourselves, our team is committed to helping injured motorcyclists get back on their feet.
Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Texas
Like a typical car accident claim, one of the key elements of a motorcycle accident claim is liability. In order to bring a case, you must prove that someone else was liable for your injuries. Typically, this involves proving that another motorist (or some other person/party) was negligent or acted wrongfully and that this conduct led to the accident.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Generally speaking, negligence is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents. All too often, the careless or reckless actions of another driver lead to devastating consequences that could have—and should have—been avoided.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Reckless/aggressive driving
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Texting while driving
- Using a cell phone or handheld GPS device
- Poor or defective road construction or design
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Traffic law violations
- Fatigued driving
- Defective vehicles/vehicle parts
These and other factors often lead to serious accidents, which result in devastating brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and other catastrophic, life-altering injuries. When this happens, injured motorcyclists can file personal injury claims against the at-fault person or party’s insurance provider and seek financial compensation for their damages.
What Makes Motorcycle Accident Claims So Complex?
At Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. we know that nothing is more exhilarating than the freedom of cruising across Texas on a motorcycle. This is why we are so passionate about defending the rights of riders. When a car crash takes place, it is usually pretty black and white when it comes to determining who is at fault. However, this is not the case when dealing with a motorcycle accident.
Insurance companies love to find ways to avoid paying the money they owe after an injury claim is submitted. In auto and truck accidents, while they may fight to find a loophole, it is often difficult for insurance companies to avoid paying out claims altogether. But with motorcycle accidents, insurance companies generally have a lot more opportunities to dispute or deny claims.
From claiming you were traveling at high speeds to attempting to prove you were splitting lanes, insurance companies will often do everything they can to build a case against you. They often bring in high-powered lawyers, teams of adjusters, and tenured insurance underwriters just to dispute motorcycle accident claims. In some cases, they will even go as far as hiring so-called “expert witnesses” who will throw out all sorts of scientific data in an effort to paint you as the at-fault party.
They do this because, more often than not, motorcycle crashes end up causing severe bodily harm, catastrophic injures, and death. This means that financial claims are so high, the issuance company actually saves money by hiring teams of experts to fight you instead of paying your claim.
Mr. Tijerina knows how insurance companies operate. He and his team at Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. are well-versed in the many deceitful tactics insurance adjusters use to try to dispute, undervalue, or deny injured motorcyclists’ claims—and they know how to fight back. So, when searching for a motorcycle accident attorney in McAllen, make sure to give Tijerina Legal Group, P.C. a call and talk to us about what we can do to defend your financial rights, get you paid, and get back on your bike again.
How a Trusted & Experienced Attorney Can Help
From lawyers (like us) who love to throw on their leather as a weekend warrior to the “ride or die” men and women who live on their bikes, nothing screams freedom more than hopping on your bike and hitting the pavement. Unfortunately, accidents are bound to happen. Every rider knows this.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you need a trusted motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. Mr. Tijerina was recently recognized as a top ten injury lawyer for the entire United States, among numerous other awards and accolades earned over the years.
If you have fallen victim to a motorcycle crash, or if your loved one has passed away after an accident, call our McAllen motorcycle accident lawyer today. From getting your bike repairs repaid and your medical expenses covered to filing for pain and suffering or submitting a claim for wrongful death benefits, we will fight to help make sure you and your family are financially compensated.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Riders need to know that they have options. Too often, motorcycle accident claims get brushed aside by lawyers because they present difficulties in defending the financial rights of the biker. With an auto accident or truck crash, the involved parties are usually easily identifiable as the victim or the party at fault. However, with motorcycle injury claims, this is not always the case.
Bikers have special rules they can follow when riding, such as lane sharing and accessing the carpool/HOV lanes. Add in high speeds and small vehicle sizes, and all of this creates opportunities for insurance firms to argue against paying your claim.
A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer, like Mr. Tijerina, knows how to fight insurance companies and how to get them to pay your motorcycle accident injury claim. We encourage you to check out our reviews and client testimonials to learn more about what others are saying about our legal team.
Contact Us Now for a Free Consultation
Whether it’s getting the funds you need to repair your custom chopper or getting your Harley Davidson replaced, our firm is ready to help. We fight to get you paid for your losses, including your pain and suffering, and we have your back when it comes to taking on the insurance company. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and back on the road as soon as possible.
For traumatic or fatal bike accidents, Mr. Tijerina also represents the families of victims in wrongful death cases. This not only helps cover final costs but also provides financial support for the victim’s family and children.
To discuss your motorcycle accident case with Mr. Tijerina and his team, please call (956) 777-7700. Hablamos español.