Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle laying on the floor after an accident

Riding a motorcycle offers a sense of excitement and freedom that’s difficult to match. Many Dallas residents enjoy escaping the city by hitting the open road on their motorcycles. However, motorcyclists face unique risks of being involved in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless or inattentive driver.

Even when motorcyclists wear helmets and drive safely, they can become catastrophically injured in an accident. If you or your loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Dallas, the attorneys at Rochelle McCullough, LLP are prepared to pursue the full compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Most Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused By Negligence

Motorcycles are smaller than passenger vehicles, making them more difficult for drivers to spot. However, drivers are legally obligated to use reasonable care to prevent others from getting injured on the road. Drivers should be attentive and watchful for motorcyclists so they can avoid colliding with them. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Dallas include the following:

  • Mechanical defects or failures
  • Tire blowouts
  • Dangerous left-hand turns
  • Drivers intoxicated by drugs or alcohol
  • Wet or slippery road conditions
  • Distracted drivers
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Construction zones
  • Negligent pedestrians
  • Road debris

What To Do Following a Motorcycle Accident in Dallas

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Dallas, Texas, you may be wondering what steps you should take to recover compensation for your damages. If you suffer a serious injury, you may not be able to return to work while your medical expenses pile up. Serious injuries can include traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury, bone fracture, road rash, and neck injuries. The steps you take after you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident can help or hurt your claim for compensation.

Seek Medical Attention

If you can move out of the main roadway into a safer location, you should do so. If not, you should wait for medical help to arrive. In many cases, motorcyclists involved in accidents must be transported by ambulance to the emergency room. Even if you feel fine, you should receive a complete medical evaluation from your doctor. The adrenaline and shock of the accident could be masking some of your pain symptoms. 

Potentially catastrophic injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury or internal bleeding, may not show up immediately in addition to helping you recover as quickly and thoroughly as possible, receiving medical treatment while also helping you prove that the motorcycle accident caused your injuries. Ensure you communicate with your doctor effectively, telling him or her about all your symptoms. You may want to keep a journal and record all of the days you miss from work and the activities you can no longer participate in because of your injuries.

Collect Information and Document the Accident Scene

After calling 911 and requesting an ambulance, you should document the accident scene as much as possible. Take photographs or videos of the accident scene with your cell phone and capture the vehicle’s positions, traffic signals, and road conditions. 

If you are incapacitated at the time of the accident, you or someone you know can request a police report from the police station. You should also exchange contact information and insurance information with the other driver, witnesses, and anyone involved in the accident.

Personal injury attorneys at Rochelle McCullough, LLP

Fighting for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents in Dallas

The law firm of Rochelle McCullough, LLP has decades of experience fighting for victims of motorcycle accidents. We understand the devastating consequences victims can suffer, and we will immediately begin advocating for you when you hire us to represent you. We will ask you questions about your case and answer any questions you have. 

We focus on communicating with clients and helping them understand the pros and cons of different courses of action so they can make informed decisions. When you work with Rochelle McCullough, LLP, we will level the playing field and begin negotiating with the defendant and his or her insurance company.

Who Is Liable For My Injuries?

Whether you pursue compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove liability. Proving liability involves using evidence to show that the at-fault party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions caused the motorcycle accident that resulted in your injuries. 

Rochelle McCullough, LLP is a full-service law firm with a skilled team of litigators. We have the resources and experience to carefully investigate and gather all evidence of the circumstances that caused the accident. We will gather witness testimonies, police reports, and medical records to build a strong case.

Negotiating a Favorable Settlement

Most motorcycle accident cases are settled out of court in Dallas and throughout the country. After identifying which party or parties are liable for your injuries, we will pursue an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance provider. Insurance adjusters are notorious for denying claims unfairly or making far too low offers to victims. We will immediately begin negotiating with the insurance company, handling all communication so you can focus on your recovery. 

When a favorable settlement cannot be reached, our team of litigators is prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Doing so will begin the litigation process, which includes discovery, pretrial motions, and continued negotiation. If your case proceeds to trial, both parties will present arguments in court, and a verdict will be reached. If you are successful, you will collect compensation for your damages. 

Discuss Your Case with a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Dallas

If you or your loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Dallas, don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys at Rochelle McCullough, LLP. We have a proven track record of successfully obtaining favorable outcomes in various personal injury cases. We will help you understand your rights and legal options and guide you through every stage of pursuing a motorcycle accident claim.

We extend our personal injury legal services to help clients throughout Texas, including Dallas, & Fort Worth, as well as in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Committed to advocating for your rights and securing the compensation you deserve.