El Paso Motorcycle Injury Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer & Motorcycle Accident Injury Types

Were you recently hurt in a motorcycle accident in El Paso because of another driver’s carelessness? Are you struggling to pay your bills while recovering from painful injuries and hurting too badly to work? If so, don’t lose hope. You can take action by filing a personal injury claim with the help of an El Paso motorcycle accident lawyer with the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC.

Our personal injury lawyers understand how long and difficult the road to recovery can be after a motorcycle crash. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you with every aspect of your case, from filling out paperwork to dealing with the insurance companies to representing you in court. While we fight for the money you deserve, you can focus on your recovery.

Ready to get started with your motorcycle accident El Paso, TX claim? Then, contact our firm today to tell us about your accident in a free initial case review with a motorcycle injury lawyer in El Paso.

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Michael J. Gopin has practiced law in El Paso since 1987. Even after more than 30 years, he still remembers his first jury case. It was two weeks after receiving his license, when he represented a person whose life had been forever changed after being blinded in a work-related incident...

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in El Paso, TX?

Motorcycles make up a relatively small percentage of registered vehicles in the U.S., but motorcyclists make up a disproportionately large percentage of traffic accident victims. Research suggests many motorcycle accidents occur because of the negligence of other vehicle drivers. According to research conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA):

  • 76.2 percent of motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles.
  • 11 percent of motorcycle accidents result in fatalities.
  • Top causal factors for motorcycle wrecks include “other vehicle driver perception failure” (30 percent) and “other vehicle driver decision failure” (17 percent).
  • The other vehicle driver’s inattention, distraction, or stress is a factor in 43 percent of motorcycle accidents.
  • The other vehicle driver’s improper traffic scan is a factor in 43 percent of motorcycle accidents.
  • The other vehicle driver’s unsafe acts contribute to 63 percent of motorcycle accidents.
  • Unsafe traffic strategies contribute to 50 percent of motorcycle accidents.

In one recent year, Texas placed third in the nation for total motorcyclist fatalities, trailing only California and Florida, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In another recent year, 521 motorcycle riders and passengers died in Texas motorcycle accidents.

Texas Motorcycle Laws

If you ride a motorcycle in El Paso, Texas, you should know the following laws and how they could apply to you:

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Texas motorcycle helmet laws

Texas law requires all motorcycle operators and passengers under 21 to wear helmets while riding. Riders 21 and over may ride without helmets if they complete approved motorcycle safety courses or carry minimum amounts of health insurance coverage.

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Texas lane-splitting laws

Texas motorcycle operators may not engage in lane-splitting, a practice that involves riding between lanes of slow-moving traffic.

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Texas motorcycle license laws

Texas motorcyclists must obtain Class M driver’s licenses by taking approved motorcycle safety courses.

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Texas motorcycle passenger laws

Motorcyclists may only ride with passengers if their bikes are equipped to carry more than one person and have proper footrests and handholds for passengers.

What Leads to Motorcycle Accidents?

Common causes of motorcycle accidents in El Paso, TX include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver fatigue
  • Driving too fast for the conditions
  • Following too closely for conditions
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Improper turning or merging
  • Driver inexperience
  • Defective car parts
  • Poorly-maintained car parts
  • Poor road conditions

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?

Working with an El Paso motorcycle accident lawyer offers many advantages over pursuing your case yourself. A lawyer can help you by:

  • Explaining your rights and identifying sources of compensation for your injuries
  • Conducting an independent investigation into the motorcycle accident and how the accident happen
  • Communicating with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf
  • Gathering medical records, accident reports, and other evidence for your case
  • Interviewing accident witnesses and reliable experts for valuable testimony
  • Negotiating forcefully with the insurance company to increase your settlement
  • Taking your case to court and representing you at trial, if necessary

Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists are at higher risk for severe injuries in traffic accidents because they don’t have steel vehicle frames, seatbelts, or airbags to protect them. Common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Back and shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries (SCIs)
  • Abdominal and internal injuries
  • Arm, elbow, wrist, and hand injuries
  • Dislocated or broken bones
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Bruises, lacerations, and puncture wounds
  • Soft tissue strains, sprains, and tears
  • Leg, knee, ankle, and foot injuries
  • “Road rash” and other burn injuries
  • Emotional and psychological injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in El Paso

If you get hurt in an El Paso motorcycle accident, you can take these steps to safeguard your legal rights and get a head start on your personal injury claim:

  • Seek medical attention and follow your doctor’s orders.
  • Gather evidence from the crash if you can, such as photos of the scene.
  • Document the details of your recovery in a pain journal.
  • Keep copies of medical bills, pay records, and other important papers.
  • Watch what you say to the driver and the insurance companies.
  • Avoid sharing anything about the accident online while your case is pending.
  • Contact a motorcycle accident lawyer before speaking to anyone else.

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What Damages Can I Recover After My Motorcycle Accident in El Paso?

If someone else caused the crash, an El Paso motorcycle lawyer can help you seek financial compensation in the form of damages for the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages from missed time at work
  • Losses in lifetime earning capacity
  • Pain, suffering, and lost quality of life
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Incidental, out-of-pocket costs

Proving Negligence in an El Paso Motorcycle Accident Case

For your case to succeed, you must show that someone else caused the accident and is therefore responsible for the consequences. This will likely require that you prove they were in some way negligent – that is, they did not behave with the care they should have, given the circumstances. Your lawyer can establish this negligence using the following types of evidence:

  • Photos and video footage
  • Police accident reports
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Cell phone or GPS records
  • Vehicle maintenance records
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