Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Injuries from motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic. Even if they are not fatal, they can still result in the need for lifelong care.

A personal injury attorney can help you secure financial compensation to cover the cost of physical and emotional damages.

At G.R. Akin, P.C., in Longview, TX, our motorcycle accident lawyers seek damages to compensate you for past, current, and future losses.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?

Insurance companies have lawyers on their side – and so should you. A motorcycle accident attorney represents clients who are seeking compensation from a negligent party after a motorcycle accident. Specializing in personal injury law, our Longview firm can investigate and gather evidence to support your case, provide legal counsel, communicate with insurance companies on your behalf, prepare your case, and represent you throughout the legal process.  

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We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis

For personal injury claims, such as a motorcycle accident, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means we don't bill you hourly and instead take a fixed percentage of the money won in your settlement if we win your case. If we lose, you don't owe our lawyers anything at all. 

Can I Receive Compensation? Find Out – Request a Free Consultation

Texas is a "modified comparative negligence" state, meaning you can still recover damages for your accident even if you're found partially at fault. You can recover damages as long as you're less than 50% to blame for the accident.

If you aren't sure that you're entirely blameless in the accident, it's a good idea to contact our law firm to discuss your case with our lawyers during a free consultation. Since we work on a contingency fee basis, you owe our lawyers nothing in payment unless we take on and win your case.

Contact our Longview office to request a free consultation.

(903) 297-8929

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Our attorneys have gone to trial in more than 150 cases combined.

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"They are very nice and honest people..if they can help you they will take the case." Saleh Mobin

Common Injuries After an Accident

In addition to bruises and lacerations, motorcyclists can endure:

  • Loss of limb
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Death

Damages You Can Recover Following Your Injury

Our personal injury attorneys strive to help you obtain fair compensation for the damages you've suffered from your motorcycle accident. In Texas, you can recover financial compensation for the following damages incurred in a motorcycle accident:

Property Damage

When a motorcycle is involved in a car accident or truck accident, extensive damage can be caused to the motorcycle rider's property. Our personal injury lawyers will fight for fair compensation to repair or replace your motorcycle and any items that may have been damaged in the motorcycle accident, such as a cell phone.  

Pain and Suffering

Texas has no limit on the amount of compensation you can redeem from non-financial damages, like pain and suffering. Often the multiplier method is used in court, where your compensation is typically multiplied between 1.5 to 5 times the original amount. This number depends on the extent of your physical injuries and pain and suffering.  

Lost Income

We don't expect you to be able to work while also recovering from injuries you've sustained in your motorcycle accident. That's why our injury lawyers will fight to secure fair compensation for lost wages you've suffered while recovering and for any gap in earnings if you can no longer work at the same level as before the accident. 

Medical Bills

Don't delay receiving medical treatment because of cost. Our lawyers will work to get you compensated for the medical bills you've accumulated from your injury. Hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and other medical bills can all be compensated in a motorcycle accident case. 

The Legal Process What We Can Do for You

File Your Claim

Our motorcycle accident attorneys will file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit within the timeline, or statutes of limitations, set by the state.

Advise You On Medical Care

It is important that you receive necessary medical care after a motorcycle crash, not just for your health, but for your legal case, as well. We rely on doctors and other medical experts to establish the extent of your injury and that the motorcycle accident caused your injury.

Build Your Case

The team at our Longview practice will collect evidence to support your claim. This includes all documentation of bills and lost wages related to the motorcycle accident, as well as property damage to the motorcycle. We will also show how the accident has affected your mental health and quality of life.

Seek Damages

We will seek sufficient damages to cover medical bills, long-term rehabilitation, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. In cases of extreme recklessness, we will also seek punitive damages to punish the offender.

Get the Process Started  With a Free Consultation

Our law firm makes the process of starting a personal injury case straightforward.

We understand that there are limitations clients have to face after a personal injury that can keep them from coming into our office right away. That's why one of our lawyers will visit you at the hospital if you cannot meet us. Whether you're involved in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, our law firm is committed to helping you through the most challenging and complex cases.

Our Longview law firm has helped personal injury clients since 2002 and looks forward to discussing your case during a free consultation:

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Our motorcycle accident attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience.

Rural Longview Clients Aren't Exempt From Crashes

In 2022, fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 51% of the state’s traffic fatalities Texas Department of Transportation

How Long Do I Have to File a Law Suit?

Personal injury cases must be filed within two years of the date of injury. If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, you have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers urge victims and their families to seek legal advice as soon as possible so we can preserve evidence in your case and file a motorcycle accident claim within the statutes of limitations set by the state of Texas.

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How You Can Help Your Case

Don't Admit Fault

You may be tempted to apologize for a motorcycle accident, but it's important you don't – it could be considered as admitting fault. These words can be used against you in court, so refrain from apologizing even if you were partially to blame. 

Back-Up Evidence

Photographs, videos, and other evidence from the accident can be greatly beneficial to building your case. Back up this material onto a different device or email it to yourself to ensure nothing is lost. You can also bring copies to our Longview law firm. 

Avoid Communication

Insurance companies may reach out to you directly following the accident rather than going through our motorcycle accident lawyers. If this happens, direct the representative to our injury lawyers. 

Seek Medical Attention

Seek medical attention immediately, even if you don't notice any injuries. Creating medical records can be vital for our motorcycle accident lawyers to fight effectively for all the damages you're entitled to. 

Dealing with Insurance Companies Getting the Best Possible Award

Insurance companies are notorious for stalling payouts and minimizing compensation in motorcycle accident cases. This is especially frustrating when victims are dealing with high medical bills and lost wages while recovering from an injury.

To protect your right to fair compensation, our injury lawyers can handle all negotiations with the insurance company while you focus on healing. Our attorneys can fight for the compensation you deserve to cover all related medical expenses and future projected costs.

Have You Lost a Loved One? We Can Help You With a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you've lost a loved one because of another party's "wrongful act, neglect, carelessness, unskillfulness, or default," Texas Statutes Section 71.001 permits the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you hold negligent parties accountable and collect the damages that your family deserves.

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Frequently Asked Questions  From Our Longview Clients

How often do motorcycle accidents happen in Texas?

Motorcycle accidents are fairly common in the lone-star state. The Texas Department of Transportation reports that in 2022, 562 motorcycle riders were killed in crashes – an 8% increase from 2021. Our firm is well-versed in handling motorcycle accident cases.

How much does it cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer?

We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we don't win a positive reward for your case, you won't have to pay any fees. Our contingency fee basis, along with free consultations, provides our clients with a risk-free path to justice.

How soon should I contact a motorcycle accident attorney?

It's important you contact a personal injury attorney soon after being involved in an accident. The earlier you contact our attorneys, the better we can help you preserve and collect evidence, stay within the time limits of when legal action must be filed, deal with insurance companies, and offer legal advice from the start.   

What types of compensation can I seek after a motorcycle accident?

Our attorneys will work with you to assess and determine what types of compensation you're owed after a motorcycle accident. Types of compensation may include medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys will work to secure a comprehensive settlement that addresses the various impacts the accident had on your life. 

Review From a Longview Client

"Randy and his team are true professionals.  Highly recommended." Christopher Hernandez
Randy Akin and Greg Burton

G.R. Akin, P.C.

Randy Akin and Greg Burton have more than 50 years of combined experience. They are affiliated with several professional associations, including:

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Gregg County Bar Association

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