It’s easy to see that riding a motorcycle in Texas is convenient because it allows bikers to take advantage of wide-open roadways, but when bikers are traveling even at the speed limits on Texas highways, high-speed motorcycle accidents can occur; and, riders are at a higher risk for getting seriously…
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to die in a roadway crash than those riding in passenger vehicles, and five times more likely to be hurt. The injuries are also much more severe than in other types of car accidents, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, lower extremity injuries, internal injuries, and more. We understand that victims and family members of those who were injured in motorcycle accidents will have questions, both about their rights and about how to obtain compensation for their injuries and our experienced trial lawyers are ready to help.
As Texas motorcycle riders only continue to increase in number, accidents involving them have unfortunately gone up as well. Many Texans are drawn to open air riding around our big, beautiful state; and, they deserve the same legal protections afforded to those driving and riding in other types of motor vehicles. Studies have shown that roadway accident victims represented by lawyers recover more compensation than those without legal counsel, so reach out to a lawyer for at least some free advice before taking a settlement offer made by a private individual, a company, or any insurance carrier.
What’s more, a motorcycle injury claim can be especially tricky to handle on your own because insurance companies frequently deny these claims for various stereotypical reasons. Carriers try to blame riders for their own injuries and outright deny their claims without much investigation.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
Almost anything can cause a motorcycle crash, but some causes are more common than others, including:
- Another vehicle turning into the path of a motorcycle, often when that vehicle is in the process of turning left
- Collision with a fixed object
- Weather conditions
- Road conditions or hazards
- Texting and driving
- Driving under the influence
- Not yielding when appropriate
- Riding in urban areas
- Lane splitting
- Limited visibility to other drivers
After a bike accident, it’s important to identify who is at fault and the degree to which each of those parties is at fault, so that you know who is financially responsible for the resulting losses. This determination can be complex, and it is highly unlikely that all parties involved will agree on who is responsible and how much money they each owe. These factors make having an experienced Texas personal injury attorney on your side even more important.
Houston Lawyers for Motorcycle Accidents
Houston highways offer freedom to motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, riding here can have devastating consequences if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle crashes can result in serious consequences, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and more. These injuries can be life-changing and may require substantial medical treatment. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to contact Dax F. Garza, P.C. to discuss your potential case for free today. You may be entitled to financial compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and more.