Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle Accidents in Texas 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nationwide data from 2020 found that motorcyclists are approximately 28% more likely to die in traffic accidents than occupants of passenger vehicles. In Texas, this trend holds. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) found that, in 2020, of the 3,896 total traffic fatalities on Texas roadways, 482 were motorcycle operators or passengers. 

If you own or ride a motorcycle, you already know the dangers associated with riding. What you may not know, however, is that you could be entitled to financial compensation if you were injured due to the carelessness, recklessness, or negligence of another motorist. At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, our Houston motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to representing the rights of injured bikers, as well as the families of motorcyclists who tragically passed away due to deadly accidents. We have a long, proven record of success going up against major insurance carriers and other liable parties; in short, we have what it takes to win. 

What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents? 

Like other types of car accidents, motorcycle accidents are most often caused by negligence. Although there is a common misconception that motorcyclists are more likely to cause crashes with other vehicles, we at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC know that this is simply not true. 

We recognize that most motorcyclists are highly skilled, defense drivers who understand the importance of safely navigating our highways and roads. Sadly, however, even the most skilled driver cannot always predict or avoid an accident. All too often, motorcycle collisions result from the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. 

Some examples include other motorists who: 

  • Text or use cellphones while driving 
  • Drive while distracted (by phones or otherwise)
  • Engage in aggressive or reckless driving behaviors 
  • Speed, including driving at excessive speeds
  • Run red lights or stop signs 
  • Fail to check for motorcyclists in blind spots 
  • Violate various traffic laws or rules of the road 
  • Make unsafe left- or righthand turns 
  • Change lanes or pass unlawfully 
  • Fail to yield the right of way to motorcyclists 
  • Drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
  • Drive while fatigued, which can be as dangerous as driving drunk

Sometimes, other factors outside of either drivers’ control may contribute to or cause a motorcycle crash. Examples include poorly maintained or designed roadways, road defects, vehicle defects, inclement weather, hazards on the road, and more. 

Regardless of the cause of the accident, our firm can help you evaluate your options and determine whether you are eligible for compensation. If another party was at least 50% to blame, you are entitled to a fair settlement and, if the insurance company disputes or denies your claim, you may be able to pursue your case in civil court. We encourage you to reach out to our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, who can help you with every aspect of your case and protect your right to maximum compensation. 

Learn how our team can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed. Call us at (713) 561-5454 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries 

Wearing a helmet may save your life, but it does not make you immune to bodily harm or death. Due to the extremely devastating nature of these accidents, it is not unusual for motorcycle accident victims to require extensive medical attention, including long-term treatment or even lifelong care. The cost of treating these injuries—both in terms of medical expenses and indirect costs, such as lost income from time taken off work and the emotional cost of navigating a new disability—is immense. 

The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC can help you go after compensation for damages related to all types of common motorcycle accident injuries, including but not limited to:

  • Bone fractures
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis 
  • Road rash and burns
  • Amputation
  • Internal injuries
  • Soft tissue damage 
  • Disfigurement 

The events that caused your motorcycle accident or loved one’s death should have NEVER happened. If the liable parties had acted carefully, then most likely, the events would not have unfolded as they did. At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we strongly believe that you and your family deserve justice—and we are here to help. 

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Texas?

Motorcycle helmets are an important part of protecting you while you ride your motorcycle. They can protect you from serious, or even fatal, injuries. However, wearing one is a personal decision as long as you comply with state laws. 

In Texas you must wear a helmet if you are under the age of 21. You don’t have to wear a helmet if you are:

  • Over the age of 21
  • Have completed an approved motorcycle operator training course
  • Have medical coverage covering injuries from a motorcycle accident

Compensation for Injured Motorcyclists

Because motorcycle accidents tend to result in such devastating injuries, victims often sustain considerable economic and non-economic losses. Collectively, these losses are known as “damages.” 

At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we help injured motorcycle accident victims fight for fair compensation for all of their damages, including but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical care costs 
  • Lost income, wages, and benefits
  • Loss of earning capacity 
  • Loss of future earnings 
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment/quality of life 

When someone tragically passes away due to a fatal motorcycle accident, we can help surviving family members seek compensation for: 

  • Medical bills associated with the deceased’s final care
  • Funeral and/or burial expenses 
  • Loss of companionship, care, comfort, counsel, guidance, and love
  • Lost income, including income the deceased would have likely earned 
  • Lost inheritance 

Depending on the specific details of your case, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish defendants for gross negligence or wanton/willful misconduct, rather than to compensate victims for specific losses. 

The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC is prepared to evaluate your case and determine which types of damages you may be entitled to receive, as well as the overall potential value of your case. Our Houston motorcycle accident attorneys have extensive experience navigating these types of cases and can help you seek the maximum compensation you are owed. 

For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, call (713) 561-5454 or contact us online.

Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer on Your Side 

The whole purpose of purchasing motorcycle insurance is to protect yourself in the event of an accident or injury. Unfortunately, insurance companies often fail to protect their policyholders when accidents happen. 

All too often, the insurance adjuster will do everything possible to dispute or even deny your claim. They may argue that you were partly or even entirely at fault; they may question the validity of your injuries or assert that you have a preexisting condition that disqualifies you from receiving compensation. If you try to fight back against the insurance company on your own, you may find yourself accepting a settlement for far less than you deserve, simply to avoid having to deal with the adjuster. After all, receiving some compensation seems better than receiving none.

However, at The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC, we strongly encourage you to avoid accepting any settlement offer before speaking to an attorney. In fact, you should avoid speaking to the other driver’s insurance company at all, and you should never sign anything provided to you, including releases. Once you have signed a full release, you forfeit your right to seek any further compensation, even if your injuries end up being more serious than you originally realized. 

When you trust your case to an attorney at our firm, we will immediately help you by: 

  • Handling all communication with the insurance company on your behalf 
  • Investigating the cause of the accident and who is liable 
  • Evaluating your financial and non-economic losses, or “damages” 
  • Putting together evidence and building a solid case on your behalf 
  • Negotiating with the insurance company for a fair settlement 
  • Litigating your case and representing you at trial, if necessary 

While we are aggressive when it comes to fighting for the fair compensation you are owed, we make it a priority to provide our clients with highly personalized and compassionate service. We know that this is an incredibly difficult time in your life, which is why we take the time to truly get to know you, listen to your story, and learn how we can help you achieve your legal goals. We will be there to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. 

Our Promise To You

What Sets The Law Offices Of Omar Khawaja Apart?
  • Dedicated & Experienced Counsel
    Our team has handled thousands of cases and we have the skills, insight, and commitment to fight for the results you need and deserve. We are not afraid to go to trial and will work until we obtain justice on your behalf.
  • Personal Touch to Personal Injury
    At The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each and every one of our clients. We work to get to know you and your case to understand how we can best assist with your goals.
  • Customized Legal Strategies
    We believe that no two cases are alike and work with you to understand, first and foremost, the details of your case and how our team can be most beneficial to you and your needs. Next, we work to collaborate with you on a targeted legal approach.
  • Commitment to Integrity

    Your legal rights are our priority. We give our utmost attention to every case with outstanding morals and work ethic. Our team commits ourselves to ALWAYS providing you and your loved ones with the highest quality legal service around.

How Our Firm Can Help 

When the insurance company fights your claim, you can count on The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja, PLLC to stand up for you and your rights. We understand the many unique challenges injured motorcyclists face—and we know how to help you overcome these challenges. Led by founding attorney, Omar Khawaja, our legal team provides aggressive representation and compassionate, empathetic counsel to each and every client. 

We offer all our legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses when you hire our firm. Instead, we only collect attorney fees and litigation-related costs if/when we win your case. Once we have secured a settlement or verdict on your behalf, our attorney fees and other related expenses are paid via a percentage of this award. 

Fight Back Today

Our skilled attorneys, years of experience, and passion have made us one of the top law offices in Texas. When you have been injured you need a team dedicated to giving you a voice. The Law Offices of Omar Khawaja is that team. 

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Every case is different and every client has unique needs. Contact us today to see if we are the right lawyers for you.

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