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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

Motorcycles are one of the most exhilarating yet dangerous means of transportation. If you suffered a serious motorcycle accident, or if your immediate relative died that way, contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Dallas, TX to help you pursue your claim.

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Qualified Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Dallas, TX

Motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular in the Dallas Ft. Worth area. As the number of motorcycles increases, so does the number of motorcycle accidents. Motorcycle accidents are typically serious because of a motorcycle’s lack of frame protection.

Fortunately, our lawyers enjoy the benefit of years of successful trial experience in motorcycle accident cases. Ironically, this success renders it less likely that the opposing party will dare to face us at trial. The Dallas motorcycle accident attorneys at Brooks and Radchenko serve clients across the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Dallas-Fort Worth

Motorcycle accidents occur for many reasons. More often than not, the accident is the motorists’ fault, not the motorcyclist’s fault. Following is a list of some of the most common ways that motorists cause motorcycle accidents:

  • Turning left across a lane of traffic, ignoring an oncoming motorcycle;
  • Failing to check their blind spot before changing lanes;
  • Texting or talking on the phone while driving; 
  • Driving while intoxicated;
  • Exceeding the speed limit, ‌increasing stopping distances;
  • Falling asleep at the wheel after long hours on the road (commercial truckers);
  • Suffering a tire blowout because of driving on bald tires;
  • Following too closely (“tailgating”); and
  • Opening a car door into the path of an oncoming motorcycle.

If you suffer a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, it is never too early to contact a Dallas motorcycle accident lawyer.

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Types of Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents in DFW

The fragility of the human body combined with a motorcycle’s lack of protection can cause various injuries in the event of an accident, including.

  • Head injuries, especially if you don’t wear a helmet;
  • Lacerations;
  • Neck injuries, such as whiplash;
  • Back injuries;
  • “Road rash”, where friction with the road burns off a layer or more of your skin;
  • Spine injuries, sometimes resulting in permanent paralysis;
  • Broken bones;
  • Burns;
  • Internal bleeding;
  • Organ damage;
  • Scarring and disfigurement;
  • Amputations; 
  • Chronic pain;
  • Coma.

These injuries are typically more severe for a motorcyclist than for a motorist. Of course, death can result from any of these injuries, resulting in a different type of legal claim known as a wrongful death claim.

Contact Your Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today!

Don’t try to press your claim on your own. Seek the assistance of a motorcycle accident attorney in Dallas. Call Brooks & Radchenko at 903-818-8681 or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation. We can review your case, explain your options, and answer your questions.

Who Is Liable for Motorcycle Accidents in Texas?

Texas is an “at fault” auto insurance state (as opposed to a “no-fault” state). This means you can sue the at-fault driver directly, or file a third-party claim against the driver’s liability insurance policy. 

You don’t always want to pursue your personal injury claim against the at-fault driver alone. The driver might carry only minimum liability insurance ($30,0000 per person and $60,000 per accident). That much might not be enough to cover your claim if your injuries are serious, or if you are filing a wrongful death claim. Other possible defendants include:

  • The driver’s employer, under certain circumstances;
  • The manufacturer of a defective auto part;
  • An alcohol vendor who sold the defendant alcohol prior to a DUI accident;
  • A government bureau (the Texas Department of Transportation, for example, if poor roads caused the accident).

A good personal injury lawyer might be able to locate other at-fault defendants who can afford to pay a large personal injury claim.

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Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident in DFW Metropolitan Area

Damages in motorcycle accident cases typically include the following components:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses;
  • Estimated future medical care expenses;
  • Lost earnings;
  • Compensation for temporary or permanent occupational disability (if you cannot return to your old job);
  • Child care, if you need it while convalescing;
  • Alterations to your home (if you can no longer climb the stairs, for example);
  • Pain and suffering, which could amount to more than 50 percent of the total value of your claim;
  • Emotional distress/mental anguish; and
  • Punitive damages, in cases of intentional injury or reckless behavior (a “road rage” incident, for example).

A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in Dallas, TX can increase your compensation (beyond what you would have been able to negotiate on your own) in an amount that might equal far more than your legal fees.

Our Professional Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Halina Radchenko

Halina Radchenko

After graduating from St.Mary’s University School of Law in 2007, Halina went to work at the Law Office of Richard Wright and then decided to open The Radchenko Law Firm. Having dedicated her career to the practice of personal injury, she has extensive trial experience representing victims who have been involved in all types of accidents: motor vehicle, slip and fall, truck incidents, and municipal suits. Halina is currently of counsel to Hach & Rose, PLLC., president of the New York State Trial Association.

Why Choose Brooks & Radchenko For Your Motorcycle Accident Case

We offer the following qualities, among others, in great abundance:

Compassion
We treat each client like our own family member (and fight fiercely for justice).
Determination
We are relentless in pursuing justice for you. It’s just our nature.
Availability
We strive to return your phone calls and emails quickly, and to be available whenever you need us.

Our Successful Cases

Following are examples of some of our recent results:

$925,000.00
Male client involved in a car accident as a pedestrian at a worksite. The motor vehicle rolled over his foot causing a crushed foot injury. As a result, client had to undergo a surgical procedure wherein they placed hardware into his foot. He had two surgeries to his knee and removal of the hardware from his foot. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $925,000.00
$835,000.00
Client was injured as a result of a car accident. Liability was difficult on the case as both our client and the defendant stated that they had a green light at the intersection. There were no witnesses and no camera footage to prove who really had the green light. She sustained back injuries requiring her to undergo two surgeries to her back. We were able to obtain a settlement in the amount of $835,000.00
$300,000.00
Plaintiff was involved in a car accident and had disc bulges and herniations. He ended up having over 1 year of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment. This is a very difficult case in the state of New York because you have to prove that the injured party sustained a “serious injury” under the New York City threshold law. We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 verdict on this case.

Client Testimonials

Walter R.

5.0

Car Accident

I can’t speak highly enough of Brooks & Radchenko. They explained everything to me with utmost clarity and simplicity, and they were available whenever I needed them. Ultimately, I got the result I had been hoping for. If you need a car accident lawyer in Dallas, TX, I can’t think of a better choice.

Wanda G.

5.0

Car Accident

My brother was injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured drunk driver with no financial resources. Brooks & Radchenko filed a claim against the nightclub that sold the driver alcohol, and we ended up with a generous settlement. If you’re looking for a Dallas, Texas car accident attorney, Brooks & Radchenko is the way to go.

Sally R.

5.0

Car Accident

The lawyers at Brooks & Radchenko were always available to answer my questions and address my concerns. I was laid up in the hospital most of the time, and they took care of everything for me. I can’t say enough for them.My husband was killed in a car accident caused by an on-duty delivery driver. They sued the driver’s employer and I ended up walking aways with a generous settlement. All of this took place in just a few weeks. Their compassion and professionalism made me feel like a part of their family during a very difficult time.

Get Your Motorcycle Accident Case Review Today!

Contact Brooks & Radchenko at 903-818-8681, or simply contact us online for a free initial case review.

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Areas We Serve

  • Mesquite

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  • Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I talk to the insurance company after a motorcycle accident in Dallas-Fort Worth?

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    No, not unless your attorney OKs it. Insurance companies have many ways of tripping you up. Ideally, direct all communication to your lawyer so that you never speak to the insurance company.

  • How long do I have to bring a motorcycle accident claim in Dallas, TX?

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    You have until two years after the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. In wrongful death cases, you have until two years after the victim’s death. You should file an insurance company claim to start settlement negotiations long before these deadlines approach, however.

  • What is the average payout for a motorcycle accident in DFW Metropolitan Area?

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    Motorcycle accident settlement amounts vary so widely that any single “average” would be misleading. Generally, motorcycle accident payouts are high, because they are often serious or fatal. Six-figure recoveries are not uncommon.

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