Dallas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Attorney Doug Goyen is a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer who has handled thousands of injury cases, and collected millions of dollars in settlements and judgments involving collisions and motorcycle accidents. Doug Goyen is a licensed Texas attorney since 1997. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked for insurance companies as an injury claims adjuster for many years - giving him perspective on both sides of claims handling. He graduated from Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1994, and graduated from SMU Law School in 1997.
Motorcycling in the Dallas / North Texas area can be a fun way to enjoy the good weather we have in the area (when it is good). It can also be a recipe for disaster if you are the victim of a negligent driver who causes an accident with you. Unfortunately, a motorcycle does not provide much protection from injury in an accident, wreck or collision with another automobile or other object. If you have been the victim of someone else's negligence, you likely need to consult with a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer.
Motorcycle riders are much more likely to suffer injury (catastrophic or even death) if they are involved in an accident. If you (or someone you know) is the injury victim of someone else's negligence while you were riding your motorcycle, you are entitled to recover from the person caused your injury (or from their insurance).
One of the most common mistakes people make in injury claims is trying to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company for the other driver without an attorney. Be sure to hire a lawyer to deal with your injury claim prior to any dealings with the insurance company. Remember, the insurance company is not in business to PAY injury claims, they are in business to save money (meaning NOT pay injury claims--or pay as little as possible).
After an Accident:
Always call the police in a motorcycle accident. Get an auto accident report filed by the police. Get the insurance company information from the driver of the other automobile (s). Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all people involved, and all witnesses witnessing the auto accident. Take a few pictures of the accident scene and the automobile involved in your crash and the layout of the scene of the accident. You never know when someone will change their story after they leave the scene of an accident. Often people are cooperative with you face to face, but when they call their insurance company to report their side of the accident details, they suddenly start changing their story (maybe worried about their insurance rates going up? Who knows why in every situation, but it happens - people change their stories after leaving the scene of an accident more often than you would think) .
If you were in a collision with an automobile, you likely were knocked off your motorcycle an onto the pavement at a fairly high rate of speed for the human body. Your adrenaline will be pumping and you may not realize you suffered an injury at the time immediately following the accident. Don't be in a hurry. Call the police, get a report, give yourself time to calm down that adrenaline to check yourself over for an injury. After leaving the scene, if you still don't feel an injury, you still may want to consult with your doctor just to make sure you didn't suffer an injury that is masked for some reason (concussions, head injuries, and some other types of injury can take longer than expected to show symptoms).
If your injury accident took place in the Dallas / Fort Worth, North Texas area, then you need an attorney / lawyer in the Dallas / Fort Worth, North Texas area who is aggressive and experienced in obtaining everything, and every coverage you have available, so that you receive a full recovery for how this injury has affected you both financially and physically. Call Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer Doug Goyen today to discuss your case.
If you or a loved one who suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, contact us online or call (972) 599-4100 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.
By Doug Goyen, firstname.lastname@example.org