Understanding Motorcycle Accidents in Corpus Christi

Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. Sharing the road with motorcycles can also be dangerous. When you or a loved one gets hurt on, or by, a motorcycle in an accident, you need an experienced Corpus Christi Motorcycle accident lawyer in your corner fighting for your rights. You need Carabin Shaw. We will fight for all the compensation allowed to you by law. Give us a call as soon as possible after your accident as we can get started working on your case and protecting your rights. They need protecting.

According to a Federal Agency, “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration” (NHTSA), in its 2004 motorcycle safety report, at least 4,008 motorcycle riders and passengers were killed and at least 76,000 were injured in traffic accidents in the United States. Texas was second only to Florida and California in having the 3rd to largest number of motorcycle crash fatalities. There were at least 285 motorcycle fatalities reported in Texas during 2004. Sadly, at least half of these people chose not to wear a safety helmet. Records indicate helmets literally saved the lives of at least 1300 cyclists. Reports show that helmets have 37 percent effectiveness in preventing serious to fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and passengers. This literally means that 37 people could have been saved out of every 100 motorcyclists who got killed in an accident.

Motorcycle accidents require an experienced legal team on your side. At the Law Firm of Carabin & Shaw we aggressively represent our clients and their families. We will work with the accident Re-constructionists, physicians, and medical providers to determine the extent of the loss. Our team's detailed understanding of insurance and liability laws means we understand the different sources of recovery available to you and your family as well as the various theories of liability that will enable you to collect from the parties who caused the injuries and damages. People generally have questions about motorcycle accidents. Here are a few, and the real answers.

How long does the statute of limitations run?

A statute of limitations is the specific length of time after an accident that Texas or Federal law allows a lawsuit to be filed naming the responsible party as a defendant. Under Texas law, the victim has at most 2 years to file a lawsuit against the allegedly responsible party if the claim is not resolved by then. This period time varies in cases depending upon the involvement of children and possibly mentally disabled adults. The time period is also different in each state. It is very important that after a catastrophic or serious injury, you call Carabin Shaw as quickly as possible after the accident.

This web site and its articles are not intended or designed as specific advice in any individual case. The most critical thing you can do is get your case going before any statute of limitations period runs out or you or your family could lose the right to make your case forever.

Common Issues in Motorcycle Cases

Many jury members in Texas lack any real understanding of motorcycling and the basic rules that apply on the road. Many people don’t like and are biased against cycles and the people who ride them. Many, if not most, police accident investigators frequently don't understand the basic dynamics and mechanics of motorcycle accidents.

It is important in these cases to work to overcome biases. To do this, your motorcycle injury attorney must understand motorcycles and have the experience and ability to explain to a jury what you were confronted with, what choices you had available when the accident happened and why you made the choices you made.

Carabin Shaw understands all of this. We have the years of experience you need to get you the legal help you need. If you want us fighting for your rights, give Carabin Shaw a call as soon as possible after your Motorcycle accident and we will do all that can be done to get you the compensation you deserve and that the law allows.

Are you in Corpus Christi? Were you injured in a Motorcycle accident?

Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 361.444.1111, local if you’re in Corpus Christi

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