Bicycles and motorcycles are increasingly popular forms of transportation, but many drivers don’t pay attention on the road – especially in Austin and the surrounding Hill Country. Although car and truck drivers are increasingly more aware of the rights of cyclists and motorcycles, there are still far too many injuries and deaths caused by drivers who simply were not paying proper attention, or who failed to give cyclists the right to use the roadway.
Because of the size difference between a two-wheeled vehicle and a car, these cases often involve serious and catastrophic injuries – such as permanent disfigurement, physical impairment, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other serious permanent injuries that require special consideration and planning for a successful litigation strategy. If you’ve been injured in a bicycle or motorcycle accident, you may have a right to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other costs.
When these cases occur, it is important to get an experienced litigator who has fought the unique battles that are common in Austin bicycle accident and motorcycle accident cases. Cases like these require careful review, since there are often many issues involved that must be addressed. For example, besides obtaining fair compensation for injuries and lost wages, there is often serious property damage to consider, such as how to handle repairs to bikes or motorcycles. Many bicycle and motorcycle owners have custom vehicles, and we want to make sure they are properly restored.
There’s also the question of who’s at fault – and it’s not one that’s easily answered. It is not uncommon for the liability insurance company for the person who caused the wreck to blame the bicyclist or motorcycle rider. Board certified personal injury trial attorney Mark Hefter will immediately begin interviewing witnesses and preserving physical evidence, using his expertise gleaned from more than 20 years practicing Texas law to aggressively pursue the compensation that you deserve.