Motorcyclists Are Often Not to Blame
Some people are surprised to hear that the vast majority of motorcycle crashes are not caused by the biker. They may have a reputation for taking careless risks on the roads, but in most instances, it’s actually the other driver that’s to blame. Sadly, it’s the rider who tends to suffer the brunt of the damage.
Motorcycles are less visible to other drivers because of their size, yet even when riders do what they can to increase visibility and safety, such as wearing brightly colored clothing, wearing a helmet, staying alert, and using their headlights during the day, accidents can still occur.
In many cases, inattentive drivers are at fault. In 42% of serious motorcycle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle was found to be violating the rider’s right of way. In other instances, the other party’s negligence may involve speeding, driving while fatigued, defective highway conditions, defect in the vehicle, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, and more.
If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, then you may be able to receive compensation for damages incurred. Let us help you protect your rights and bring the negligent party responsible for your accident to justice.
Motorcyclists Face High Risk of Serious Injury or Death
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, on average, a motorcyclist dies in an accident on Texas roads every day. The highly exposed nature of motorcycles leaves riders vulnerable to particularly catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists simply aren’t offered the same protections that other drivers have, such as a protective metal shell, airbags, and seat belts.
Even when riders wear a helmet, they are still likely to suffer serious head injury and brain damage, with head trauma being the most common cause of death.
Other common types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken and crushed bones
- Internal bleeding, organ damage, and trauma
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Chronic pain
- Scarring and disfigurement
When you suffer from severe injuries, it can affect your ability to work and support your family. If you are facing mounting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to receive maximum compensation. When you have a long road to recovery ahead of you, it’s important that you receive the best medical care you can get so you can move forward with your life.