Motorcycles, while enjoyable to ride, don't offer the same protection as other motor vehicles. They leave riders vulnerable to serious and catastrophic injuries after violent collisions with larger vehicles, often leaving victims to bear the burden of staggering hospital bills, long-term care costs, disabling injuries, or even grief over the loss of a loved one.
We know crashes aren't always the fault of the rider, but drivers of larger vehicles will say anything to avoid paying more on their insurance, including blaming riders for crashes instead of admitting their own negligence.
At Salam & Associates, PC, we stand up for injured motorcyclists and their families to protect their reputation and rights. Our clients are never alone in the fight to hold at-fault parties accountable for their actions. From offices in Richardson, we serve throughout Texas and New Mexico. We can also arrange to meet in our Las Cruces location (by appointment only).
Common Causes and Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
A majority of motorcycle collisions are caused by the negligent actions by drivers of other cars or vehicles, which can include:
- Texting and driving
- Failing to yield right of way
- Not paying attention to surroundings
- Changing lanes without looking
- Driving while fatigued
- Driving recklessly
- Driving while intoxicated
- Swerving into other lanes without warning
Even if the accident is caused by someone else's negligence, it's the motorcyclist or his or her family that is most affected by the collision. A motorcyclist may be thrown from the bike, run over or crushed by another vehicle, which can lead to:
- Head and brain trauma
- Skull fractures
- Lacerations and abrasions on the face
- Injuries to the back and spine
- Crush injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Burn injuries
- Road rash
- Bone fractures and breaks
- Permanent disabilities
- Chronic pain
We Will Fight for You and Your Family
If you were hit by another vehicle while riding a motorcycle and you suffered serious injuries as a result, your first thought should be to seek medical attention. Your next thought should be to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Salam &; Associates, PC.
For more than 25 years, attorney Fatima Hassan-Sallam has earned a solid reputation in Texas and New Mexico for her commitment to her clients and her tenacity both inside and outside the courtroom.
Let us shoulder the burden of managing paperwork, talking to insurers, speaking with judges and requesting immigration documents for family members who have come to help care for you and your children. You focus on recovering.
Put Your Trust in Our Capable Hands
Our greatest joy comes from helping clients gain a sense of justice after a motorcycle collision and getting back to their lives. When you work with our team, you're working with people who truly care about your life and needs.
If you would like to sit down with an attorney from our firm to discuss your case and right to compensation, call 972-437-1900 or send us an email to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation.
For your convenience, appointments are available at our offices. We serve clients throughout Texas and New Mexico. We will travel to meet you if you are unable to make it into either office. Hablamos español.
Drivers are all too quick to blame a bicyclist when an accident occurs, making claims like the cyclist darted into traffic or wasn't obeying the rules of the road. Drivers tend to forget, however, that they are not infallible and are often the cause of many serious bicycle crashes that can lead to catastrophic injuries and wrongful death.
In a collision case involving a bicyclist, the attorneys at Salam & Associates, PC , thoroughly investigate every case to determine who was really at fault and if compensation is owed to the injured bicyclist. We then handle every step of the process to make sure things are done correctly and a fair settlement is achieved.
From our offices in Richardson, we practice throughout Texas and New Mexico. We can also arrange to meet clients in our Las Cruces location (by appointment only).
Protecting the Rights of Injured Bicyclists
When drivers are distracted, fatigued, intoxicated or simply negligent, it's bicyclists who pay the price in the form of life-altering or fatal injuries. At our firm, our lawyers will take all damages into consideration, including:
• Pain and suffering
• Lost income
• Property loss
• All medical expenses (present and future)
• Loss of enjoyment
• Long-term health care needs
• Modifications to a home to accommodate a disability
• Loss of companionship
• Funeral costs
• Burial expenses
We will listen carefully listen to your side of the story, review and help you understand your insurance policy, handle negotiations with the insurance company, determine if you are being offered a fair settlement and walk you through your options, whether these include accepting an insurer's offer or filing a lawsuit because a negligent driver refuses to accept blame.
With 25 years of experience, lead personal injury attorney Fatima Hassan-Sallam always comes prepared to defend your best interests, whatever they may be.
We Address Needs You May Not Have Considered
Bicycle accidents by their nature lead to more devastating injuries than regular vehicle collisions, including:
• Spinal cord injuries
• Fractured or broken bones
• Internal bleeding
• Damage to internal organs
• Severe lacerations
You injuries may leave you unable to work or do daily tasks, meaning you may need additional help around the house, with the children, and managing bills and paperwork.
We will help you manage the paperwork related to your injuries and can even help you secure important immigration documents for family members who are coming from another country to help with your recovery.
Talk to Someone at Our Firm Today
If you would like to discuss your bicycle accident case with an experienced personal injury lawyer from Salam & Associates, PC, contact our firm to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation. Call 972-437-1900 or send us an email to get started.
We serve clients throughout Texas and New Mexico. Hablamos español.