Two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents in Texas are caused by automobile drivers who violate cyclists’ right of way. Even when a motorcyclist is exercising reasonable care, a car or truck will change lanes, or pull out in front, with the driver failing to check for a clear road. This often causes a catastrophic crash, leaving the rider and passenger with debilitating injuries from long term trauma. This type of negligence results in mounting financial obligations, medical bills, and lost wages because of the life altering and long term injuries. Brian White is an experienced motorcycle accident trial attorney who will fight hard to maximize your recovery in a cycle accident personal injury lawsuit.
In 2013 there were 495 motorcycle riders and passengers in Texas according to the Texas Department of Transportation. 53% of those riders that were killed were not wearing helmets. Approximately 80 percent of all motorcycle injuries result in serious injury or death. These collisions could involve riding a Harley, a super bike, a chopper, or a sports bike and are usually the result from the negligence of truck and car drivers. The most common injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident include:
- Skin Burns
- Fatal Head Injury
- Facial Disfigurement
- Neck and Back Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Severe Fractures
These injuries can require multiple surgeries, skin grafts, rehabilitative services and long-term medical care. If this has happened to you or someone you know, a competent attorney can advise you on motorcycle accident law and discuss all of your options to recover full compensation for your injuries.
MOST COMMON TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM
Motorcycle accidents are typically more serious than crashes only involving passenger vehicles and result in fatalities more often. Motorcyclists and their passengers face exposure to more dangers in an accident, including bodily collisions with other vehicles, objects, and the pavement. If a motorcyclist’s injuries aren’t fatal, they can still result in permanent disabilities. Learning the most common types of motorcycle accidents and how to avoid them can save your life.