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Denton Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Helping Accident Victims Fight for Justice Against Negligent Drivers

Being involved in a motorcycle crash is scary, and motorcyclists can suffer severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, bruises, and broken bones. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries after a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and other economic and non-economic damages.

At Goline & Roland Law Firm, PLLC, our Denton attorneys have over two decades of collective experience. We are dedicated to helping our clients seek justice and fight for their right to fair compensation. While you may be tempted to take an initial settlement offer, insurance companies often try to offer accident victims unfair settlements. Our team can strengthen your case and work to ensure you recover the damages you need and deserve.

Schedule a no-obligation case consultation with our team today by telephoning (940) 400-0475 or completing our online contact form.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

In 2019, 84,000 riders were injured and 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents. Common causes of such accidents include:

  • Drinking (or riding) while intoxicated. Drunk drivers and motorcyclists put themselves and others on the road at risk of suffering injuries in an accident. Alcohol and drugs can dull your sense, impair your judgment, and delay your reaction time, which is dangerous for those operating vehicles.
  • Lane splitting. Sometimes motorcyclists ride between lanes and vehicles, which is not only illegal but dangerous.
  • Left-hand turns. When drivers make left hand-turns, they may not pay attention to the road they are turning onto but focus on incoming traffic, which can lead to tragic collisions.
  • Motorcycle defects. If a motorcycle has not been maintained or has been poorly manufactured, rides may experience issues that can result in an accident.
  • Open car doors. Drivers in parked vehicles (in parking lots and on the street) may forget to check their mirrors before exiting their vehicle. Thus, when they open the door, a motorcyclist may collide with the person and/or their car door.
  • Poor road conditions. If the highways or roads are not well maintained, motorcyclists may get into an accident because of the debris, potholes, cracked pavement, and other dangerous conditions.
  • Speeding. When any vehicle on the road is speeding, everyone sharing the road with them is at risk of being involved in an accident. Speeding can cause riders and drivers to lose control of their vehicle, struggle to steer, or drastically increase their stop time (i.e. the time it takes to come to a full stop).
  • Tailgating/sudden stops. If riders or drivers do not leave space between their vehicles and others, a rear-end collision may occur.
  • Unsafe lane changes. While drivers are often reminded to watch for motorcyclists, they often forget to check their blind spots or mirror when they change lanes, which can cause a dangerous collision.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Denton Riders

At Goline & Roland Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how freeing it can be to ride your motorcycle, especially when the weather is nice. There are also a lot of mental and physical benefits of riding a motorcycle, such as increasing cognitive function, building core and neck strength, and improving your mood. While riding, we want you to also stay safe. Here are some safety tips to help you protect yourself and your passengers while riding.

  • Wear a helmet. According to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety, 47% of motorcyclists fatalities in 2019 involved unhelmeted riders.
  • Wear protective gear. As a motorcyclist, you should invest in quality protective gear, such as gloves, riding boots, and abrasion-resistant jackets.
  • Be mindful of weather conditions. Inclement weather conditions are dangerous for motorcyclists and others on the road. Before riding, you should check the weather, and if the weather takes a turn while you are riding, you should consider pulling over.
  • Don’t ride under the influence. As we mentioned, alcohol and drug-impaired riders and drivers are at risk of being involved in severe accidents.
  • Take needed breaks. If you are going on a longer ride or road trip, you should take breaks and ensure you are well-rested.
  • Conduct a pre-ride motorcycle inspection. Before getting on the road, you should check your tires, fluid, brake lights, and more to ensure your motorcycle can perform at peak efficiency.
  • Obey the rules of the road. When riding, you should avoid speeding, obey traffic lights, and drive safely.

Our Denton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you must file a claim within two years of the date of the accident, which is why you should contact our team as soon as possible. The team at Goline & Roland Law Firm, PLLC can help you:

  • Understand your legal rights and options
  • Investigate the accident
  • Establish liability
  • Prove that the negligent party owed you a duty of care and breached that duty
  • Calculate the damages you are owed
  • Complete the paperwork
  • Handle the negotiations or litigation
  • Prepare for court
  • Achieve the best possible results

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact our firm online or call (940) 400-0475 to schedule a case consultation.

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What Makes Us Different
  • Numerous Firm Awards & Recognitions
  • Personalized Representation Focused on Achieving Results
  • Personalized Care & Attention for All of Our Clients
  • Respected by Peers Within the Legal Community of North Texas
  • Experience & Familiarity With the Local Court Systems
  • Flexible Availability

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Client Testimonials

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  • “She works well within the legal system to get justice for her clients while still being a caring advisor. I knew as soon as I met Theresa that she would have my best interest at heart”

    - T.B.
  • “They were honest and upfront with me about my situation, and when it came to going to court he fought for me all the way, and came out on top”

    - Jonathan
  • “Greg and his staff worked tirelessly on my case. I was thoroughly impressed by their professionalism and dedication to my case.”

    - James
  • “Greg was more than amazing for my family! He is the most amazing and knowledgeable family attorney I have ever known.”

    - L.W.
  • “I highly recommend Greg Goline. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable in nearly all aspects of law. He promptly returned calls/emails to answer any questions or concerns about my case. His staff was always kind and helpful.”

    - Heather
  • “Trustworthy, responsive, and knowledgeable! Greg was an amazing attorney and very knowledgeable concerning our case. When it came down to deciding how to plea our case he had some great advice for us, which we used.”

    - M.M.
  • “She has compassion and integrity but most of all she has a fighting spirit that wins cases! She won’t rest until she has done everything in her power to protect her client.”

    - J.M.
  • “I am very confident if they represent you and you aren't satisfied with the outcome, it will not be because of them. They are dedicated, sincere, and compassionate. I felt like my personal case was theirs!”

    - C.W.
  • “He made the times I had to spend in court more bearable. He and his staff always kept me on top of things. I appreciate everything they did. He got my case dismissed.”

    - Cyntralia Reed
  • “Rachel Roland did an absolutely excellent job for me and kept me well informed the entire time. She truly cared about obtaining the best outcome possible for me and do so in a timely manner.”

    - Tom
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  • 10 Best - 2017 - American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Denton County
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Denton County Bar Association
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  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
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