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Our motorcycle accident lawyers have seen these cases many times, and we know they can be devastating.

When you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, the fallout can be devastating. You may end up in the hospital, in pain, with medical bills piling up. If you can’t work, the income you and your family depend on may be diminished or halted completely. If the accident was due to another driver’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation to pay for the costs of your injuries. But as a motorcyclist, getting the money you need won’t necessarily be easy.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, reach out to our Houston motorcycle accident lawyer who will gather all the facts and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 or toll-free 1 (800) 444-5000.

As someone who rides a motorcycle, you may have encountered people who’ve made negative judgments and assumptions about you based on your choice of ride. Unfortunately, these stereotypes are not just held by the average person — they also may color the decisions of the insurance company adjusters whose job it is to determine what, if any, compensation you will receive in the aftermath of your injury accident.

Don’t assume the insurance company will do right by you. Don’t assume it will all work out in the end if you sit back and do nothing. Your future and financial life are at stake, and you can’t afford to assume anything.

Instead, take control by hiring a legal advocate who understands the law inside and out, who’s a nimble negotiator, who’s a tenacious opponent in the courtroom — and who will stand up for your rights and interests.

The stigma associated with motorcycle riders can result in insurance companies’ denying benefits. You need someone on your side who knows how to fight back against these companies.

Our Skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Is Here for You

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we understand the unique circumstances and issues that arise when an accident involves a motorcycle. Though incidents involving cars, trucks, and other passenger vehicles comprise the greatest number of traffic accidents in Texas, there are thousands of motorcycle wrecks on the state’s freeways and streets every year.

When it comes to accidents that involve both a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle, many are due to the car or truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way to the motorcycle rider. One of the most common causes of crashes is when drivers who are making left turns at intersections misjudge the speed and distance of oncoming motorcycles. Because of a lack of safety protections between riders and the road, motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer serious injuries in an accident. These injuries are very costly, both in medical expenses and less measurable ways. They can have major consequences on a person’s wellbeing, job, family, and overall quality of life.

Motorcycle accidents in the Houston area happen more often than you might think. Too often, a motorcyclist suffers serious injuries and isn’t given the compensation they deserve, either because they don’t think hiring a lawyer is necessary, or they think an attorney will actually cost them more. Because of the stigma against motorcyclists and because too many riders don’t realize that they have the right to take legal action against careless drivers, they are often left with inadequate compensation and few ways to cope with their injuries. But when you have been the victim of another driver’s negligent actions, you do have the right to compensation.

If you are a motorcyclist who has been injured in an accident, call Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law today. Our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers know the hazards faced every day by riders like you, and we’re not afraid to stand up for your rights — whether that involves negotiating with an insurance company or taking your case to a court of law.

You don’t have to fight the insurance company alone after your motorcycle accident. Talk to our Houston motorcycle accident lawyer about your situation. Contact us now for a free consultation by calling (713) 973-8888 or using our online form.

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Why You Should Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Why Choose Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law?


Terry Bryant and his team of motorcycle accident attorneys and staff are fully committed to fighting injustice in all its forms. We have successfully litigated high-profile cases against opponents that include big car insurance companies, wealthy corporations, government entities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other parties.


The proof is in our results. Visit our client victories page to read about real cases — and real money — the dedicated attorneys at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law have won for our clients. The results we show on our site are what our clients actually got in their pockets after adjustment for attorney’s fees, case expenses, and medical bills. (*Past results cannot predict future outcomes.)


Since 1985, our overriding goal has been to help restore the lives of injury victims. We have stood side by side with our clients and fought for victims of motorcycle wrecks, car crashes, workplace accidents, and other tragedies. We understand the emotional, physical, and financial toll these incidents take on people and entire families. We can’t take away your injuries or physical pain, but we can work hard to get you compensation to pay for the financial costs of your accident.


We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have won several Awards for Excellence (the 2021 Pinnacle Award, and several Winner of Distinction Awards). These awards recognize our dedication to providing clients with the highest level of service. Every person who works at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, including our lawyers and support staff, share this commitment to our clients.


Our firm’s founder Terry Bryant has an unparalleled understanding of the law from all angles. He has not only been fighting for his clients as a personal injury lawyer since 1985, but he is also a former Texas judge. He is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive legal knowledge has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law offers free, no-obligation consultations to help you better understand your options. Our Houston motorcycle accident law firm also offers the No Fee Guarantee®, which means you only pay us if you win your claim for compensation.

Call us now for your free motorcycle crash case review: (713) 973-8888.

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How Much Compensation Can Your Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Get for Me?

How much compensation you could get depends upon all the facts of your case. Compensation is measured in damages, which are all the losses you’ve experienced. Under Texas law, there are two main categories of damages that accident victims may receive: economic and non-economic.


Economic damages are compensation for real, measurable losses and are the easiest to determine. A few examples of economic damages are:

  • Earnings and employer-paid benefits lost due to an inability to work while recovering from your injuries
  • Past, present, and expected future doctor bills, hospital costs, ambulance bills, therapy and rehabilitation costs, and other medical expenses
  • Cost of medical devices and equipment, such as crutches, required due to the accident
  • In-home services if you need help with the basic activities of daily living such as eating, getting dressed and other things
  • Motorcycle repair or replacement costs
  • Compensation for personal items damaged in the accident, like cell phones and other electronics
  • In certain cases, if the crash results in permanent disability and an inability to work, the victim may receive damages for loss of earning potential.


Accident victims may also be entitled to receive what are known as non-economic damages. While less concrete and a bit more difficult to quantify, non-economic losses are no less real than economic losses, because they can change a person’ life forever. Here are a few examples of the types of non-economic damages you may receive:

  • Compensation for emotional distress
  • Compensation for burns, disfigurement, or disability
  • Compensation for “pain and suffering”
  • Compensation for loss of companionship
  • Compensation for a diminished quality of life.

Especially when it comes to non-economic damages, it can be difficult to calculate how much you may be entitled to receive after an accident. And it is understandable that as you are suffering, unable to work, and facing mounting medical and repair bills, it can be tempting to accept an insurance company’s first offer. But the insurers’ goal is to maximize profits by paying out as little as possible. In order to ensure you get all the money you’re entitled to and that your losses warrant, it’s critical to hire an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Houston.

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we will carefully calculate the true cost of your economic and non-economic losses and fight to make sure you are not short-changed. Call us today at (713) 973-8888 for a free consultation.

What If My Loved One Was Killed in a Motorcycle Accident?

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, on average, one motorcyclist dies every day on the state’s roads. If your spouse, child, or parent lost their life in a motorcycle accident, you could potentially get compensation for their loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. We know that money won’t reduce your grief. However, it can help relieve the financial stress caused by the passing of your loved one.

If you are considering a wrongful death claim, it’s important to work with an attorney who knows the specific issues and laws involved with these types of incidents. Our attorneys know the necessary evidence to gather in order to build a strong case. We also know that when you have lost someone, you need a lawyer who understands the emotional trauma you are experiencing and will work with you with understanding and compassion.

You may question how you can put a price tag on someone’s tragic death. The fact is that no amount of money will replace your beloved relative. But an experienced attorney can make sure the financial blow that often accompanies an unexpected passing is lessened.


Here are a few examples of the types of damages family members may receive if their loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident that is another party’s fault:

  • Loss of income and future earning capacity
  • Loss of expected inheritance
  • Loss of services typically provided by the deceased: childcare, maintenance of the home, etc.
  • Loss of companionship, comfort, and love
  • In some cases, when the negligence of the at-fault driver was especially bad, punitive damages may be awarded.

If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident and someone else was at fault, you have options. We work hard to get fair compensation for our clients so they can move on with their lives. Call us now at (713) 973-8888.


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FAQs About Motorcycle Accident Cases


Under Chapter 661.003(c) of the Texas Transportation Code, you don’t have to wear a helmet when riding your motorcycle as long as:

  • You are 21 years of age or older; and
  • You have successfully completed a motorcycle operator training and safety course; or
  • You have health insurance that will cover you in the event of a motorcycle accident.

No law enforcement officer may arbitrarily pull you over without cause, even to check whether you have documentation that says you have fulfilled either requirement allowing you to ride without headgear.

But helmet laws vary by state, and many states do require helmets; if you plan to cross state lines, you should research the laws of each state you will be visiting on your motorcycle.

Does riding without a helmet affect your claim of injury compensation after being hit by a negligent driver? The truth is that it might be viewed as an unnecessary assumption of risk and could affect the compensation amount you receive if you suffered a head injury, but the good news is that riding without a helmet should have no bearing on compensation for other injuries. If your lack of a helmet did not cause or aggravate your injuries (e.g., knee injuries, back injuries, or road rash), then it should not affect how much compensation you receive. That said, insurance companies are always looking for ways to deflect responsibility from themselves and minimize the amount they pay out. And they may attempt to argue that because you took the chance of riding without a helmet, you do not care about your health and, consequently, you don’t deserve to receive the reasonable compensation you are asking for.

However, considering the odds of being in an accident, every motorcycle rider, whether driver or passenger, should wear a helmet. Even if you’re exempt from wearing a helmet, it’s a good idea to wear one anyway, because they DO work, and it’s one less thing to worry about during the negotiation process.

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we encourage all motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear a helmet for their safety. But here in Texas, not wearing one is your right and should not preclude you from receiving the full compensation your injuries warrant. Whether you were wearing a helmet or not, we will fight back against any insurance company who tries to deny you your rightful compensation. Call us today at (713) 973-8888.

Yes. If you were a passenger on a motorcycle and were injured in an accident, you may have a legal claim to damages. If it was a single-vehicle crash, your suit will most likely be against the driver of the motorcycle. If the accident was the fault of another vehicle that hit you, your suit will be against the driver of that vehicle. In some instances, several people — like the driver of the motorcycle and the driver of another car — may share liability. In other cases, you may have cause to pursue a claim against the manufacturer of a faulty bike or part, or the party responsible for keeping the roads in good condition, if unsafe road conditions contributed to the accident. If you were a passenger in a motorcycle wreck and were injured, our motorcycle attorneys are standing by to help you.

You may be hesitant to call a lawyer after your motorcycle accident, thinking that you will just settle things up with the insurance company on your own and save money by not having to pay attorney’s fees. But the insurance company will not offer you what they are actually prepared to pay. They want you to accept less than you really need, thereby helping their bottom line. If you’ve been injured, it’s to your benefit to consult a motorcycle accident lawyer at your earliest opportunity.

Additional medical evaluation might reveal more serious injuries than initially suspected. A lawyer will know how to accurately calculate how much in damages you should receive and take that number to the insurance company.

An experienced motorcycle injury lawyer can also help you preserve evidence, obtain witness statements, perform an accident investigation, and strongly advocate for your compensation rights in negotiations with the negligent party’s insurance company (including at trial, if necessary). At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we will fight for you every step of the way. And we don’t get paid unless you do, so you have nothing to lose.

Every single accident case is different in its details. There is just no way to know at the outset whether you will come to a settlement that’s agreeable to you, or whether you will end up in court. That said, the vast majority of cases — about 90% — do settle out of court, with the injured victim’s attorney negotiating an amount with the defendant’s liability insurance carrier.

Even if you fully expect to settle out of court, it’s risky to proceed alone, without the sound guidance of an experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer. The insurance company has a whole team of lawyers working behind the scenes to further its interests. And its interests are usually to keep payouts low. An attorney will help you . . .

  • Calculate the actual, total value of your injuries — including pain and suffering and future costs
  • Put together a formal demand package
  • Thoroughly investigate the accident, including collecting and interpreting all relevant medical and legal records
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, drawing on knowledge of personal injury law, insurance liability, and your rights as a victim
  • If necessary, help you take your case to court.

Whether you end up in the courtroom or not, hiring the right motorcycle accident law firm can help make the difference between whether you end up shortchanged or you receive the full amount you deserve for your injuries.

A trial is generally seen by both sides as a last resort and something to avoid if at all possible, for a number of reasons. Litigation is far more expensive than settling, because it takes longer and is more involved. You have added costs for things such as depositions, expert witnesses and travel. You may have to take time off of work to appear at legal proceedings. Going to trial can be stressful. It requires people to relive their accident through depositions and cross-examination in the courtroom. And when cases go to trial, it is a much longer process than an out-of-court settlement. Injured victims —who may have medical bills and other costs accruing — won’t see any compensation until the entire trial process is over. Or they may not see any money at all if the court doesn’t rule in their favor. With a successful settlement, you know you will get compensation. That isn’t guaranteed at trial.

Our attorneys always thoroughly prepare as if we are going to trial, even as we seek to negotiate settlements. By showing insurers that we are prepared to go all the way, they are often more willing to settle fairly rather than spend time and potentially lose more money in a trial.

While, as discussed above, coming to a settlement may be the best-case scenario, depending on your unique situation, a percentage of motorcycle accident cases do end up in the courtroom. This might happen if you and the insurance company are at a stalemate regarding the cause of the accident and who is at fault, or if the insurer is simply unwilling to pay the amount you and your motorcycle accident lawyer have determined is warranted by your injuries. It should go without saying that you should have an experienced attorney handle this process for you.

How does the litigation process work?

  1. Once you’ve decided, in consultation with your attorney, to proceed with a lawsuit, the lawyer will help you file your petition with the court.
  2. Once your petition is filed, you are required to notify the other party of your actions. Someone called a process server — a person not directly involved with the case — will serve them with a copy of the petition and something called a summons.
  3. The respondent, or party you are suing, then has the opportunity to respond to the summons.
  4. Discovery is the next step. Parties will gather facts and documentation, exchange information relevant to the case, answer written questions, interview witnesses in sworn testimony (depositions), and work on building their cases.
  5. Once the process of discovery is complete, the case will go to trial. Each side will have the opportunity to make an opening statement, present their evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and then make a closing statement.
  6. Finally, the jury (or judge, if the case is a “bench trial”) will deliberate and come to a verdict in favor of either the defendant (the party you are suing) or the plaintiff (you) based on the evidence presented during the trial.

We should point out that even if a case is heading to trial, it can be settled at any point during the litigation process if parties can come to an agreement.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, our motorcycle accident law firm in Houston can assist you in your quest for full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other wreck-related expenses.

Our team of compassionate motorcycle accident attorneys are ready to help you. All you have to do to get started is reach out to us to arrange a free consultation. Call us at (713) 973-8888, use our online form, or chat with us. We have a No Fee Guarantee®, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with us about your motorcycle accident.

Get Help Dealing with the Insurance Adjuster After an Accident


After any accident, you will find yourself having to deal with your own or the other driver’s insurance company. They may try to give you a settlement that’s almost certainly a lowball offer. They may even try to avoid paying out damages altogether. No matter the situation, it’s to your benefit to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to do the talking for you. If you accept the initial settlement offer, or slip up and say the wrong thing, it may work against you and you may not receive the money you need for all the damages you’ve suffered.


Your phone rings, you pick up, and a representative of the other driver’s insurance company is on the line. They offer you a seemingly good-sized sum of money. What do you say? You should say you will get back to them, and nothing more. If they become insistent or rude, say goodbye and hang up. Don’t let the insurance adjuster rattle or intimidate you. Once you’re off the phone, start doing your research and look for a motorcycle accident attorney in Houston who has experience and a track record of success. Once you’ve hired an attorney, they will handle all communications with the insurance company, using their knowledge and experience handling motorcycle accident cases to calculate the true cost of your injuries and negotiate the best possible deal for you.

We understand that it’s tough to turn down money, but it’s important to remember that once you’ve accepted an insurance company’s offer and signed on the dotted line, you won’t be able to get the full amount of compensation you may really need.

You can’t ask for more once you realize that what you received will not begin to cover all your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses which are rightly owed to you, but that you left off the table by accepting that first lowball settlement.

Our seasoned motorcycle accident attorney in Houston can assess the fairness of an offer and tell you whether it will likely cover all your accident-related bills and other expenses. An experienced lawyer can aggressively negotiate with, and shield you from, insurance companies and their lawyers who will try to pressure you into accepting less money than they are actually prepared to pay.


When an insurance carrier offers any amount of fast money, especially with the condition that you won’t protect yourself by hiring a lawyer, you may be wary — and rightly so. This could be a sign that they believe your claim has merit and it’s in their best interests to try to rush you into accepting an offer as quickly as possible, before you have a chance to hire an attorney. Don’t fall for it—call our law firm today.

At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we will stand up to big insurance and fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact us today for your free case consultation by calling (713) 973-8888.

What If the Insurance Company Says I Am at Fault?

This happens all too often, especially to accident victims who ride motorcycles. Insurers like to press their advantage as often as they can. And “devil may care” bikers – even if you’re not one of them – make easy targets in denying damages, because there’s a perception that motorcyclists are careless and reckless. But the reality is different. A groundbreaking 1981 Hurt Report study found that two-thirds of vehicle/motorcycle collisions were caused by the vehicle’s driver—and most of these accidents were attributed to the vehicle driver’s failure to yield the right of way to the biker.

It’s important to remember the job of an insurance adjuster. It’s not to dig hard to get to the truth of an accident, or to pay the full amount of damages a victim deserves. It’s to save the insurance company money by minimizing payouts. And it’s distressingly common for insurance company employees to make assumptions about and discriminate against motorcyclists, and deny their claims for no good reason.

This puts an extra burden on you — the injured motorcyclist — to prove the other driver was at fault, which can be hard to do if you don’t have a legal background. Insurance companies have teams of highly-paid lawyers who know personal injury law. If they can prove you were at fault, or that you share fault for the accident, you will lose out on compensation.


Under Texas law, if you share any responsibility for your accident, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. So, for example, if it’s shown that you were 20% at fault for your injury accident, the money you get will be reduced by that amount. Let’s say you were awarded $100,000. Your award would be reduced by $20,000 and you would only receive $80,000. If it’s proven that you were 51% or more responsible for the accident, you won’t get anything.

Our experienced Houston motorcycle accident lawyer know how to do the research to get to the truth, knows how to press your advantage in negotiations with the insurance company’s adjusters and lawyers, and knows when it’s time to file suit and take the case to trial. We know how to prove fault, and we will work hard in pursuing the full amount of compensation you deserve to pay for your injuries.

Our motorcycle accident attorney in Houston will stand up for you against the insurer. We won’t let their bias toward motorcyclists harm your claim. Call (713) 973-8888 now for a free consultation.

Our Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Houston Is on Your Side

Motorcyclists have a reputation for being reckless, and sometimes even dangerous, and it’s a reputation they must fight when they’ve been injured in a crash. The Houston motorcycle accident lawyers at Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law know this puts riders at a serious disadvantage with the insurance company. It makes it harder to get them the compensation they need to recover when they’ve been hurt. We’ll make sure your legal rights to collect all of your legal damages are being protected after a motorcycle accident.

Our Houston motorcycle accident lawyers can help you with this battle if you’ve been injured in a wreck. We have more than 100 years of combined experience fighting for injured victims. We know the law, and we fight to win. When you become our client, we handle nearly everything—and you owe us nothing unless we are successful in securing compensation for your damages. Fill out a free initial consultation form or call (713) 973-8888 to put our experience to work for you.

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It Comes Down to Negligence

As mentioned, The Hurt Report found that the “predominating cause” of motorcycle accidents is the failure of car and truck drivers to “detect and recognize” motorcyclists. This can happen because the vehicle driver is blatantly careless, distracted, or impaired by alcohol, drugs, or fatigue. But what we often see is that drivers simply drive into the biker’s path.

Negligent vehicle drivers (and their insurance companies) often try to lay the responsibility on the “devil-may-care” biker, saying they contributed to their own injuries because they drove too fast, unnecessarily weaved in and out of traffic, failed to signal or give the motorist the right of way, or did not wear a helmet. We will work with you to successfully refute those charges and focus the blame where it belongs – on the careless driver.


No matter what types of injuries you suffered, our motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you get the medical care you need to get better, while we build a strong claim on your behalf and work tirelessly to obtain full and fair compensation from the insurance company.

Make sure your legal rights to collect compensation are fully protected after a motorcycle accident. Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law handles your claim while you focus on one thing: getting better. Contact our motorcycle accident law firm today, and let us fight for you.

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Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Call Our Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney at Terry Bryant Today

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, who you hire as your lawyer is a major decision. Terry Bryant is a former judge with over 35 years of legal experience fighting for his clients. He is tenacious, tough, compassionate, and serious about helping people who have been injured. He has assembled a team of seasoned attorneys who not only know the law inside and out, but who share a true dedication to helping their clients.

We understand the stereotypes against people who ride motorcycles — and how these negative perceptions can affect the outcome of a claim. We fight through the prejudice to get to the true story of an accident — which more often than not is the fault of another vehicle driver. We gather the evidence, calculate the damages you should be paid, and negotiate with the insurance company — or take them to court — so you get every penny you deserve. To set up a free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers in Houston, call (713) 973-8888 or get in touch with us through our online form. [custom highlighted:] We will put our extensive experience to work for you.

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Attorney Terry BryantTerry Bryant is Board Certified in personal injury trial law, which means his extensive knowledge of the law has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, setting him apart from many other injury attorneys. The 22 years he spent as a Municipal Judge, Spring Valley Village, TX also provides him keen insight into the Texas court system. That experience also helps shape his perspective on personal injury cases and how they might resolve. This unique insight benefits his clients. [ Attorney Bio ]