Vela Firm, PLLC
Vela Firm, PLLC is a personal injury law firm that helps victims of motorcycle accidents in San Antonio and South Texas. If you or a loved one is hurt and needs to consult a motorcycle accident lawyer, contact us today for a free case review. Our services are provided on a contingency basis which means that we do not charge a fee unless we win.
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When someone is injured in a motorcycle accident, the physical and financial damage can be serious. The path to recovery can be very difficult. If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else, you will need an injury lawyer with experience in injury cases involving motorcycle riders. The right attorney will have the skills and legal knowledge necessary to handle your case from start to finish. This will help you recover the compensation you need to withstand the harm caused by the accident.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation 14,908 people sustained serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents in our state in 2018. Motorcyclists killed in collisions totaled 418. The most common motorcycle accidents occur when a car cuts a bike off or runs into a bike at a stoplight. Because motorcycles can fit easily into blind spots, drivers don’t always see bikers before it’s too late.
A motorcycle accident attorney should be able to take the following action if necessary:
- INVESTIGATE THE ACCIDENT THOROUGHLY AND PROMPTLY
- PRESERVE EVIDENCE FROM THE CRASH
- LOCATE WITNESSES TO THE COLLISION
- OBTAIN PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CRASH
- ESTABLISH THE DEFENDANTS’ LIABILITY
- INSPECT VEHICLES INVOLVED IN THE CRASH
- DEAL WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES
- SUE THE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES
- HIRE NECESSARY EXPERTS
- RECOVER MEDICAL EXPENSES AND LOST WAGES
- UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN AND SUFFERING DAMAGES
Our firm has the legal experience and ability to negotiate with insurance company agents and pursue the maximum compensation for our clients.
What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident
In the moments after a motorcycle crash, there are actions that you can take that will help protect your rights and get you on track to a speedy recovery:
ESCAPE IMMEDIATE RISK OF FURTHER HARM – The scene of a motorcycle crash can be extremely dangerous. Motorcycle wrecks have the potential to involve fuel spills or leaks which could cause a fire. You should move to a safe place as quickly as possible.
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION – You should always call emergency help if it is necessary. Many people underestimate the severity of their injuries due to the adrenaline rush caused by the accident. It is important to receive a complete examination and follow doctors’ orders. This will assist in your recovery and prevent others from claiming you did not listen to your doctor’s advice.
CALL THE POLICE – Immediately call law enforcement to the scene and request a report detailing the events that caused the crash. Your accident attorney will use the report in preparing your claim.
TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATION – You can photograph areas of the crash site that you believe contributed to the accident and parts of the vehicles involved. Also, write down contact information including names, addresses, and insurance information for everyone involved.
DON’T ADMIT FAULT – What you say to anybody at or following the time of the crash can limit your ability to recover, or even bring a claim. Your personal injury attorney should communicate with insurance agents, parties, and witnesses.
CALL A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER IN SAN ANTONIO – A detailed investigation may be necessary to determine fault in a motorcycle crash. A personal injury attorney with an understanding of the law and how to manage your case can help.
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If you or a loved one have been injured or have questions regarding representation, do not hesitate to contact our office ASAP. Speak to an attorney now and get the answers you deserve.
VELA FIRM, PLLC
1718 San Pedro
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Office: (210) 802-8889
Fax: (210) 802-2822