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Texas is arguably one of the best states in the country in which to ride a motorcycle. With sunny weather and miles of open roads, the Lone Star State is nearly perfect for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can be quite risky. Other drivers may not pay close enough attention to see a motorcyclist and avoid a collision. In the event of a wreck, the vehicle provides almost zero protection to the motorcyclist. It is no surprise that severe and fatal injuries are much more frequent in motorcycle crashes than crashes involving passenger vehicles. Approximately 16 percent of all fatal accidents in Texas involve motorcyclists.

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle wreck, it is important to understand your rights. If another party’s negligent actions caused the crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your vehicle damage, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more.

Holding a Negligent Party Accountable for a Motorcycle Wreck

In the context of a legal claim, the term “negligence” means acting with little regard for the safety and wellbeing of others. Negligent driving is one of the top causes of motorcycle accidents.


Collin County Truck Accident Lawyer

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Commercial truck accidents often cause devastating injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck crash, you may understandably be looking for answers. You want to know who to blame and how to recover financial compensation for the financial losses you have suffered. Finding, obtaining, and preserving evidence is crucial for any successful truck accident claim.

Types of Evidence That May Be Valuable in Your Case

To bring a successful case against a trucking company or other at-fault party, your attorney will need to demonstrate that the at-fault party’s negligent or wrongful actions caused the crash. Your lawyer will also need to show the direct connection between your injuries and the damages you suffered, such as medical bills and lost income.

Evidence that may be useful in your case includes but is not limited to:


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Most people have experienced some level of anger behind the wheel. Things like getting cut off by a driver, driving behind someone who drives far below the speed limit,or nearly getting run off the road because another driver refuses to allow you to merge onto the highway can be very frustrating. The majority of drivers, however, are able to manage these situations without causing an accident. Endangering others by causing a crash is not a justified response to these circumstances. If you were injured by an act of road rage you may be able to pursue damages.

This type of injury claim may look a bit different from a standard car accident claim arising from simple carelessness. You will need to file a police report, and then find an aggressive attorney who can help you pursue every bit of compensation you deserve.

What Are Some Common Types of Road Rage Accidents?

Road rage accidents can be particularly frightening. Because of the other driver's aggressive behavior, the victim often realizes they are in danger well before the accident. There are a number of ways that enraged drivers cause crashes, including:


Burress Injury Law, a Texas-based personal injury firm, is pleased to announce that founding attorney, Jason K. Burress, has been named an Elite Lawyer for the third year in a row. Lawyers listed on the Elite Lawyer directory demonstrate continuous dedication, diligence, and outstanding client support. Throughout his career, Mr. Burress has consistently exhibited his commitment to the practice of law by providing vigorous representation and compassionate service for his clients.

Mr. Burress has been named an Elite Lawyer since 2020. He is a highly accomplished attorney who has received numerous prestigious accolades since being admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2002. He has earned recognition as a Thomson Reuters/Texas Monthly Super Lawyer for the past five years, a D Magazine Best Lawyer five years in a row, and a multi-time Texas Rising Star and Best Lawyer in McKinney Magazine, Allen/McKinney Living Magazine, and the McKinney Courier Gazette. Mr. Burress carries the highest rating (AV) on Martindale Hubbell attorney peer review ratings and previously earned the 7th highest personal injury verdict in Texas.

As a passionate public servant, Mr. Burress is heavily involved within his professional and local communities. He has several years of experience serving on organizations, such as the McKinney Economic Development Corporation (three years as Board Chairman), McKinney Community Development Corporation, and as Chairman of McKinney Chamber of Commerce's Government and Legislative Issues Committee. Mr. Burress holds membership with the Collin County Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association.


McKinney Car Wreck Lawyer

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Driving privileges come with a lot of rules to follow. You must keep working headlights on your vehicle. You must obey stop signs. You may not drive while you are intoxicated. There is a very good reason that so many laws exist to govern the way people can use the roads - it is to promote public safety. When a driver breaks a law that is designed to protect public safety, a legal concept called “negligence per se” comes into play. If you were hurt in a motor vehicle accident due to the illegal actions of another driver, an attorney may be able to help you recover compensation.

What Does “Negligence Per Se” Mean in Texas?

“Negligence” can be somewhat subjective at times. Reasonable people may disagree about whether a certain driving behavior truly reflects carelessness. However, the case can become much more objective when the at-fault driver was clearly breaking the law. It is often easier to prove that a driver violated a statute, such as by running a red light, than it is to prove that the driver was, say, distracted talking to their passenger.

An important requirement to demonstrate negligence per se is that the law broken must have been a law designed to promote public safety. Most rules of the road fall into this category. Speeding, drunk driving, ignoring stoplights, and texting while driving are all against the law because they are dangerous behaviors that can cause people to get hurt.

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