Motorcycle accidents can be extremely serious and sometimes fatal. In Texas, motorcyclists over the age of 21 are not required to wear a helmet when operating a motorcycle, but even with the proper safety equipment, many riders are injured in dangerous collisions with motor vehicles. Safety officials also encourage motorcycle riders to wear a helmet and proper safety equipment to mitigate the risk of severe injuries or death. Statistics indicate that most crashes take place within five miles of a cyclist’s home, and when the driver is going less than 30 mph, although sometimes high speed is a contributing factor.
Most often in accidents between a rider and a driver, the vehicle driver is making a left hand turn onto traffic and does not look left again to be sure the intersection is clear; or the driver simply does not see the motorcycle rider. Serious motorcycle collisions can result in permanent disability, a lifetime of medical bills and affect the victim’s employment prospects. Our attorneys at Wham & Rogers, PLLC specialize in plaintiff personal injury cases, including motorcycle accidents. We will fight so that you are justly compensated for your losses.
Motorcycle Crash Causes
The National Traffic and Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), states that motorcyclists are 27 more times likely to die in a motorcycle crash than a vehicle driver. While driving a motorcycle is not an inherently dangerous activity, it is crucial that riders wear a helmet, wear reflective clothing if driving at night, and keep a safe distance from vehicles. There are various campaigns in the United States to educate drivers about sharing the road, looking twice for motorcycle riders and maintaining a safe distance between their vehicles and riders on major highways. If you took every safety precaution possible and were still the victim of a severe motorcycle accident, you should seek treatment and consult a licensed attorney for help with your claim. Our attorneys at Wham & Rogers, PLLC work with injured motorcycle riders to ensure they are justly compensated for their losses.
After an accident, you may be suffering from debilitating pain, numbness, muscle weakness, broken or fractured bones, swelling, lacerations, head trauma, or internal bleeding. You may require advanced treatment for a concussion or head injury and may need long term physical therapy, home health nursing assistance, and costly medications. You may be unable to work, attend classes, provide and care for your children and loved ones, take care of your basic needs, or enjoy the quality of life you previously shared. Your long-term income prospects might be jeopardized and you may have a claim for lost wages, future lost wages, collision expenses, a rental vehicle reimbursement, and other property damages.
It is also important that if the other driver’s insurance company reaches out to you for a statement, that you decline to speak until you have consulted with a lawyer. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind; they want to settle quickly and for much less than what your claim is worth. Our firm works to protect your rights and recover all damages you are entitled to under the law. If you need help with your motorcycle accident claim, are worried about how you will pay for medical bills, or are now unemployed due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice.
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If you or a loved one was recently injured or suffered a fatality from a motorcycle accident, call the lawyers at Wham & Rogers, PLLC. We serve clients throughout the Houston, Texas region for all personal injury suits including serious and fatal motorcycle accident claims. Call today to schedule a free consultation.