Motorcyclists and regular cyclists alike are more vulnerable than other motorists on the road, simply because bikes and motorcycles offer far less protection than other vehicles. We see a wide range of accidents occur as a result of driver negligence, but one of the most devastating types of accidents concerning bikers is dooring accidents. A dooring accident is when a person in a motor vehicle (usually parked on the side of the street) fails to look both ways before opening his or her car door. Once they open the door into an unsuspecting biker or motorcyclist’s path, the individual crashes, often at high speeds, and is critically injured. If you were injured in a dooring accident and would like to pursue financial compensation, please don’t hesitate to contact our seasoned Corpus Christi, Texas motorcycle accident lawyer to learn more about how we can help. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are the most common dooring accident injuries?
As you can imagine, when a biker or motorcyclist slams into an open car door, they often sustain a wide range of injuries. Just some of the most common injuries pertaining to dooring accidents are as follows:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Road rash
What should I do to increase my chances of winning a personal injury claim?
Often, when a biker is injured, they’re unable to do anything other than wait for the police to arrive. However, if you can, you should try and gather witness contact information, take pictures of the scene of the accident (this is where wearing a GoPro or another recording device on your helmet may come in handy), and ensure you receive immediate medical treatment. Once you’re treated in a hospital, you should reach out to a capable Nueces County, Texas personal injury lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
What damages can I recover compensation for?
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim, you should recover compensation for the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident. These damages can include pain and suffering, the cost of medical bills, the cost of lost wages, the loss of enjoyment of life, scarring/disfigurement, and more. Don’t wait to file your claim. Our legal team is here to listen to your story and fight for the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
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If you were hurt in an auto accident, a slip and fall, due to a defective product, or otherwise as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact Sahadi Legal Group for a free initial consultation.