Texas Motorbike Accident Injury Lawyer
Texas Motorbike Accident Injury Lawyer
Motorcyclists are in significant danger each time they get out on the road. This is primarily because motorcycles are significantly smaller than other vehicles and bikes offer no external protection in the event of a crash.
In addition to these physical reasons, there are also psychological factors that leave motorcyclists at high risk. The sad truth is that drivers of cars and trucks often fail to give motorcyclists the respect and deference they deserve. In fact, motorcyclists often go unnoticed by other travelers until it is too late to avoid a deadly collision. It is important to know that if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, chances are high that the accident was not your fault and chances are also high that you may be able to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for the financial harm they have caused you as a result of the crash. As a result, it’s important to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer Houston, TX residents trust. When you meet with a Texas motorbike accident injury lawyer from John K. Zaid & Associates, you’ll be able to ask questions about your legal options and receive feedback that will allow you to make an informed decision about your situation.
If you have been injured as a result of one of these common motorcycle crash scenarios or a less common crash scenario, our Texas motorbike accident injury lawyer can help you to determine whether you have grounds to file an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit. We can handle the legal “heavy lifting” so that you can focus on recovering from your crash.
Whether at an intersection or on an undivided highway, cars turning left must cross oncoming traffic. If there is no designated turn arrow, drivers simply have to wait until the coast is clear before turning left.
Unfortunately, this scenario is often deadly for motorcyclists, because left-turning drivers either fail to notice an approaching motorcyclist or misjudge their proximity and speed. They make a left turn directly in the path of the approaching motorcyclist, who is left without enough time to stop or swerve. The result is a broadside collision that could seriously injure or kill the rider.
Even in cases where the motorcyclist is able to swerve and avoid hitting the turning car, he or she will likely be forced off the road into another dangerous crash scenario.
Roads and highways often get littered with debris from neighboring lawns, parts that fall off of and out of vehicles and liquids that leak from vehicles. For most drivers, this road debris is a harmless annoyance. But for motorcyclists, it can be highly dangerous.
Consider a vehicle that is leaking oil. An oil slick left on the road could easily cause a motorcyclist to lose traction and skid out. The same is true of grass clippings that a homeowner blows out into the street.
In other cases, cars and trucks in poor condition may lose parts while driving (bumpers, spare tires, etc.). At highway speeds, these objects are dangerous for any other driver in their path, but especially so for motorcyclists.
Passing and Cut-Off Accidents
Passing a car on a multi-lane road or highway is fairly straightforward. Drivers are easily able to see how much room the other vehicle needs. But it is very common for drivers to misjudge how much of a buffer they should leave for motorcyclists when passing. This results in crowding the motorcyclist or cutting him off, effectively forcing him off the road or into a rear-end collision.
Legal Help Is Available for Injured Motorcyclists
If you are a motorcyclist who has been seriously injured by the negligence of another driver, you may have the right to collect appropriate compensation for your injuries. Our firm is proud to fight for the rights of all personal injury victims, including motorcycle riders. To learn more about how we can help you hold negligent drivers accountable and get the compensation you deserve, contact us for a free initial consultation with an experienced Texas motorbike accident injury lawyer.