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Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Motorcycle accidents can be very serious, resulting in major property damage and/or substantial personal injury. Often, however, this is only the beginning of the ordeal. In the aftermath of the accident, it is common for the automobile driver adjuster to try to pin the blame on the motorcyclist for reckless driving. If the adjuster is successful in this, it means significantly less settlement money for the cyclist.

Motorcyclists who become involved in a road accident are likely to sustain severe injuries due to the inherent vulnerability of their vehicles. Motorcycles are considerably lighter than automobiles, and lack the protective benefits of seat belts, air bags, sturdy frames, and so forth. For that reason, it is extremely important for motorcyclists to wear high-quality safety gear, including a helmet, and practice safe riding habits while on the road.

Some accidents are unavoidable, however. Every year, thousands of motorcyclists throughout the state of Texas become seriously injured as a result of a road accident; and in the majority of these cases, the responsible party is a driver in another vehicle who failed to follow applicable traffic laws.

Common motorcycle accident injuries:

  • Nerve damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Fracture of broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Concussions
  • Road rash

There are many different reasons for these types of accidents, but the most common are:

  • Distracted drivers
  • Lane switching
  • Construction zone hazards
  • Road hazards (holes, uneven heights between lanes, items on the road)
  • Going straight through an intersection
  • Trying to overtake a car

Let us help you. The legal professionals at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., are eager to become your Houston motorcycle injury attorneys. We can provide valuable legal assistance as you strive to win the monetary compensation you deserve. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may qualify for one or more types of compensation, such as the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Hospital stays
  • Doctor visits
  • Pain & suffering

We are passionate about educating and fighting for people like you every day by making sure that they do not get cheated by insurance companies. It is essential that you know all of your rights before signing and agreeing to anything. Our team can guide you through the process. As your motorcycle attorney, we will represent you every step of the way.

Call Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Houston, TX

Time is of the essence when you are involved in an accident of this nature. Click to call 713-364-0723. Our representatives are here to advise you if you should decide to pursue a lawsuit to obtain an appropriate settlement for your injuries. When you need an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer in Houston, TX, you can turn to Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.

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Jonathan S. Harris and Matthew D. Shaffer are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Other attorneys are not board certified.  Principal office is located in Houston, Texas.