Why You Should Not Represent Yourself in a Texas Motorcycle Accident Case

Motorcycles can be Extremely Dangerous 

Many people underestimate the dangers of riding a motorcycle. They think that riding a motorcycle is no more dangerous than driving any other vehicle. However, there are a lot of risks involved in riding a motorcycle. In recent years, over 5,000 people were killed in a motorcycle accident.

Texas Motorcycle Accident Case

There are things that you can do in order to protect yourself while you are riding a motorcycle. You need to make sure that you wear a helmet while you are riding. You will also need to follow all of the traffic laws. However, you cannot control negligent drivers. That is why if you are in an accident, then you will need to hire a motorcycle accident attorney. 

Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself 

You may be wondering why you need to hire an attorney. There are several things that can go wrong if you attempt to represent yourself. 

    • You may not Know How to Collect Evidence
      The evidence that you present will determine whether you can get compensated. What time of the day did the accident occur? Were any witnesses present? Were there any cameras? Your attorney will help you collect the evidence that you need. 
    • You Need to Get Proper and Timely Medical Treatment
      When you are involved in a motorcycle accident and you are injured, it is imperative that you get the medical treatment that you need. It is important that you do it in a timely manner. A motorcycle attorney will be able to assist you finding medical treatment that doesn’t require you to pay money upfront and can be paid later from your insurance claim. A motorcycle attorney can often get medical bills reduced and liens reduced, which helps you get a better claim recovery. 
    • You may Miss a Deadline
      There is a statute of limitations that applies to personal injury cases. If you try to file a claim after the statute of limitations has expired, then you will not be able to get compensation. Your attorney will make sure that you meet all of the required deadlines.


  • You Lack the Knowledge
    Many people think that they can find out everything that they need to know about their case by doing a Google search. However, the law is complicated. You will not find everything that you need to know on Google. Lawyers have the formal education needed to understand the complicated law.
  • There is no Team Behind You
    Attorneys have an experienced team working behind them. The team will investigate all of the details of your case. That is why they will be prepared to go up against the defendant.


  • You do not Know How to Calculate Damages
    In order to get a fair compensation, you will have to know how to calculate the damages. You can find a calculator on Google, but it is not reliable. Attorneys know how to calculate the damages because they deal with these cases on a daily basis. 
  • Negotiation Takes Practice and SkillMost personal injury cases are settled out of court. This is better for both parties. There are several factors that have to be taken into consideration in order to negotiate properly. This includes your odds of winning, the value of past settlements and the amount of insurance coverage or assets the defendant.

Your attorney knows how to properly negotiate. They know whether you are getting a fair settlement or the case needs to be taken to court.


  • It is Best to Leave it to the Experts
    You may be able to represent yourself, but you should not do it. Lawyers spend several years in school before they practice. They also learn on the job by dealing with different cases. There is nothing that you can to prepare yourself to go up against the defendant. That is why it is best to hire a motorcycle accident attorney.

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