Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney


Motorcycles have been around for a long time and they used to be mostly recreational in nature but it has become the primary source of transportation for a lot of people.  More and more motorcycles are on the road today than ever before and with the Houston traffic and their low visibility, motorcycle accidents are prevalent in city and rural roads according to the Texas Department of Transportation statistics.  Because the chances of serious injury is so much higher when involved in a motorcycle accident, it is a good idea to retain a good personal injury lawyer to represent you.

The Molina Law Firm has been representing accident victims for over 20 years helping them navigate the sometimes complex legal fight against the insurance carriers.  Remember that when you retain Attorney Rick Molina, you pay nothing up front and we only collect a percentage of the compensation you receive only when we have won your case.  Don’t go against the insurance carriers alone.  Attorney Rick Molina will aggressively represent you and fight on your behalf.  We have the knowledge, resources and experience to get you all the compensation for your loss, pain and suffering.

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What to do after a motorcycle accident

Accidents involving motorcycles almost always results in injuries so your health is the number one priority.  There are steps to be taken if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident.  We have detailed some of the steps here but accident scenes are usually chaotic and busy.  These steps are some of the more broad, important things that should be taken care of.

Your health should be your number one priority. If you have been hurt seek medical attention. If first responders suggest that you go to the emergency room, follow their advice. An emergency room doctor can help detect initial injuries and possible issues that may come later. Additionally, they may detect any disabilities that can be long term or permanent. They will document these injuries and help your personal injury attorney when you decide to pursue an injury claim.

If you or someone at the accident called 911, the local police will show up to perform the initial investigation.  They will ask a lot of questions, cooperate and answer honestly but make sure you do not make comments that indicate that you were at fault.  Answer the questions directly and do not elaborate.  Even the smallest statements can be used against you by the insurance companies to deflect fault from their clients.

If you or someone you know is able, take photos of the accident scene.  Include photos of the vehicles involved as well as the accident scene such as the intersection, road conditions and any possible contributing factors like construction or obstructions.

Once you leave the accident scene or have been treated at the hospital, contact the Molina Law Firm so that we can get the details of your case and let you know what to expect.  We offer free consultations and you never pay a fee unless we win your case.  Attorney Rick Molina knows Texas laws and he knows Houston.

Houston Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle accidents result in some of the more severe injuries on the roadways.  Their relatively small size compared to cars and trucks as well as the speeds on the roadways combine to cause serious accidents.  According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were 410 fatalities contributed to motorcycle accidents as well as over 1,800 accidents resulting in serious injuries.

  • Motorcycles make up about 2% of the vehicles on the road but account for over 13% of fatality accidents.
  • Of motorcycle accidents resulting in death, 52% were not wearing their helmet.
  • Alcohol was a contributing factor in over 40% of motorcycle accidents in 2019

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Frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents

There are many factors that contribute to how much you can expect to be compensated in a motorcycle accident.  First and foremost is determining fault.  This will be the determining factor in who gets sued for damages.  When it comes to damages, they are in three broad categories:

  • Special Damages are those actual out of pocket expenses you are accruing such as medical bills, costs to repair your motorcycle or cost to replace your motorcycle in the event of total loss.
  • Lost wages are those you can be compensated for because you cannot return to work due to a physical or mental disability
  • Pain and suffering, although vague, can be determined by an experienced personal injury attorney and includes emotional distress, loss of enjoyment in life and other considerations.

Do not automatically assume the accident was completely your fault.  Texas has “comparative fault” which may assign some degree of fault to the other driver or drivers.  If that is the case, then you may be entitled to some recovery.  Comparative fault is tricky and its best that you seek the advice of a personal injury attorney to assist you in this case.

Unfortunately, insurance companies have a conflict of interest in terms of who’s interest they have at heart.  Insurance carriers tend to look at their bottom line when it comes to payouts.  Insurance policies typically have maximums but insurance carriers will try to minimize their payouts.  As such if an insurance company offers you a settlement, then first seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.  When you accept a settlement check, you absolve them of any future liability.  You may not have considered other out of pocket expenses that you will not be able to be compensated for.

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When you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, the damages may be significant and your injuries can be serious.  It is important that you hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you so that they can determine how much you have lost and get you compensated properly.  Attorney Rick Molina and the Molina Law Firm is here to help.  We will aggressively represent you by thoroughly investigating the case, gathering all pertinent information, determining present and future pain, suffering and loss then maximizing your compensation.

We work on a contingency basis so you pay us nothing up front and a percentage when we win your case.  We have helped hundreds of people over the past 20 years to get back on their feet after serious injuries and we can help you!

Houston Personal Injury Attorney Rick Molina