As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I know that scooter riders risk serious injury if ever they collide with a car. All two-wheeled vehicles (including motorcycles, bicycles and mopeds) carry similar risks because none of them offer protection to their driver.
To make matters worse, the vast majority of drivers aren't aware of scooters at all. They'll cut in front of them, pull across their path or brake in front of them without even realizing it. As a Texas scooter wreck attorney I can tell you that scooter riders have rights in Texas, and negligent drivers should be held accountable if they don't see a scooter coming.
Who's At-Fault in a Scooter Wreck?
As with a regular car wreck, this depends. I've written a detailed article here to help you figure it out if you aren't sure who's at-fault for your accident.
If another driver caused your wreck, you're entitled to make a claim against their car insurance. You can recover money to pay for your medical bills, any time you missed from work and for your pain and suffering.
(To learn more about how to recover compensation for "pain and suffering," read my article here.)
What To Do After Your Texas Scooter Wreck
First, learn your rights. To give you a complete overview of your legal rights and responsibilities as a scooter, moped or motorcycle rider, you can request a complimentary copy of my book Roadmap To Winning Your Texas Motorcycle Accident Case. I wrote the book specifically for motorists who enjoy riding on two wheels.
Next, start a claim. If you were hurt in the wreck and you believe it was the other driver's fault, you'll need to make a claim against their insurance company. (Not sure where to start on that? I've written an article about it, which you can find here.)
Last, contact an attorney to set up a free consultation. If you've been seriously hurt in an accident with another driver, you likely feel a bit overwhelmed. A consultation with an attorney can help alleviate your stress and put you on the right path to recovery.
If you've been injured, you've already suffered enough. You don't deserve to suffer the additional financial burden which is a frequent consequence of being in a multi-vehicle wreck. For a free, no obligation consultation on your unique situation, please give us a call toll free at 800-354-6275, or call locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000.
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