Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney
The Texas Department of Transportation reported there were NO deathless days on Texas roadways in 2013. In 2013, over 490 motorcyclists were killed in Texas. With no impact protection, motorcyclists face a greater risk of injury in the event of a crash. Statistics prove that injuries from a motorcycle accident can be severe.
Many collisions between vehicles and motorcycles happen because motorists cannot see the motorcycle. Drivers should always check before changing lanes, as lane changes are common times for crashes to occur. Additionally, motorcycles are often closer than they appear; drivers do not account for this and may pull out in front of or turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
Causes of Texas motorcycle accidents
Visibility is one of the main issues with motorcycles. Drivers often do not pay attention to motorcycles and often miss them when they are driving. Not paying attention to motorcycle riders is only one of several neglectful causes of motorcycle crashes. Other causes include:
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Changing lanes without checking for motorcycles
- Failing to obey traffic laws
- Distracted driving
Even low-speed collisions can cause a bike to skid or flip, causing severe injuries to the operator or passenger. Although helmets, jackets, gloves, and other gear can reduce road rash and lacerations, motorcyclists are very much exposed to injury during a crash.
Motorcycle accident injuries can include:
- Broken legs, arms, and limbs
- Skull fractures and broken facial bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Lacerations, cuts, and burns
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ damage
After a motorcycle accident, the insurance company of the at-fault driver may want to resolve your claim. It is important that any settlement fully compensates you for all of your harms and losses. A settlement should include medical bills, the cost of future medical care, lost wages in the past and future, costs of medical equipment, and medications. These costs can add up more quickly than expected so it is important not to accept a settlement without ensuring it includes full compensation.
Hire a Houston motorcycle accident attorney today
If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, The Martin Law Firm will seek out every avenue of compensation to fully compensate your for all of your harms and losses. Contact The Martin Law Firm for your free consultation today.