Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
in Austin, TX

Drivers who cause motorcycle crashes rarely take responsibility for their failure to watch for motorcyclists. In the courtroom, they might place the blame on you. They will take advantage of a common misconception: that motorcyclists ride dangerously.

At the law office of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C., we refuse to let you take the blame. We know that the vast majority of motorcyclists are safe and diligent and work on your behalf to ensure that their rights are upheld.

With more than 25 years of experience, we know how to build motorcycle accident claims to show who was at fault. Our goal is to see that negligent drivers are held accountable for the harm they cause.

motorcycle on road hit by car

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

According to NOLO.com, 56% of all motorcycle accidents are caused by a head-on collision with a car. Also, 42% of all accidents involving a car and motorcycle are caused by cars making left turns.

Other causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Lane splitting
  • Sudden lane changes
  • Opening car doors
  • Rear-end collisions
  • DUI/DWI
  • Sudden stops
  • Manufacturer defect
  • Inexperienced driver
  • Speeding motorcycles
  • Risky maneuvers

In our experience, there are many other causes of motorcycle wrecks. However, these are the ones that we’ve found most prevalent in our cases.

Our Process For Motorcycle Accident Cases

When you’ve begun to get the proper care for your injuries, we get to work. We work with a crash reconstructionist so we can find out what happened in your motorcycle collision. With state-of-the-art technology along with our 25 years of experience, we work towards reconstructing a complete picture of your accident and who may be at fault.

We also pore through all publicly available data to build a complete case for you. From photos at the scene to timing sheets of traffic logs, we review it all. This helps corroborate our case with hard details, building out the case of who is really at fault.

Our legal team will also investigate the types of compensation that may be available to you. Any lost wages or medical expenses may be available for additional compensation depending on how your case proceeds.

Mr. Gabbay helped me in a terrible situation where I was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. Not only is he an excellent attorney, he is also very forthright with his clients. I needed his help with some legal matters and he put in 100% of his knowledge and ability toward getting a good outcome for me. He’s a good man and a great attorney. Highly recommended!

JP, client

For more client experiences, visit our testimonials page.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, we advise you to get medical care first before anything else. Believe it or not, getting proper medical care can actually help your case.

Insurance companies will often look for any reason possible to minimize the claim. If the insurance company sees that you are not seeking treatment for your injuries, they may argue that your injuries are not severe and you do not need compensation. When you get treated, make certain you discuss and document every symptom and every procedure you go through.

If you choose to use our services, we also recommend you refrain from discussing your case with others. If your motorcycle collision case moves forward, you don’t know who the insurance company will ask to testify against you.

Even if you’re just talking with an adjuster, you have a right to have an attorney present. Your best bet is to avoid discussing the details of your case with anyone other than your lawyer. We will deal with the insurance company so you can focus on getting better.

Lost A Loved One In A Fatal Motorcycle Accident?

If you or someone you care about has been hurt in a motorcycle wreck, contact us to discuss your case. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. We offer a no-risk, no-obligation free consultation. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case is a success.

Call an experienced and trusted lawyer at 512-472-0404 today. You can also reach us by email if you prefer.