On average, one motorcyclist dies every day on Texas roads. In 2019, 412 motorcyclists were killed in Texas, and more than 1,800 were seriously injured. According to the Texas Department of Transportation the six-month period from May through October is the deadliest for motorcycle riders and accounted for 61 percent of motorcycle fatalities inTexas in 2019. In 2019, 30 percent of Texas motorcycle fatalities occurred in an intersection or were intersection related. Motorcycle accidents are a major problem and major problems require major solutions.
If you sustained catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident or lost a close family member contact the Major Law Firm’s motorcycle accident attorney.
Most fatal motorcycle crashes occur in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Lubbock and Odessa. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligence and can be avoided. According to the United States National Highway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA), motorcycles have 16 times more risk of injury and 35 times more risk of a fatal injury compared to a passenger car.
Even when a motorcyclist is following all safety protocols, such as wearing helmets and protective gloves, pants, boots, and jackets, they do not have as much protection as a car. Motorcycle injuries are serious because motorcyclists have no protection from the impact with another vehicle, obstacles or the ground. In many accidents, the point of impact is the front of the motorcycle which typically results in devastating and fatal injuries. Other common injuries are:
• Head Injuries and traumatic brain injuries
• Neck and Spine Injuries
• Friction Burns
Consult with the Major Law Firm’s San Antonio personal injury attorney today to determine the value of your case. A personal injury lawsuit has the potential to result in greater compensation for your injuries. The types of compensation available in a personal injury lawsuit include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, lost enjoyment of life, legal fees, and loss of consortium. Injured motorcyclists may also recover damages for:
• Compensation for hospital costs
• Occupational therapy
• Lost wages
• Future earning lost earnings
• Past medical bills and future medical costs
• Loss of consortium
If a motorcyclist was killed, family members may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Insurance companies are required by law to give car accident victims the money they need for their lives. Although motorcycle accidents are avoidable, common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
• Motorcycle lane splitting
• Car making left-hand turns
• Poor weather conditions
If you have suffered a serious injury and are facing medical bills, serious injuries including disabilities or permanent scars contact the Major Law Firm’s motorcycle accident attorneys. Our attorneys can help level the playing field and combat bad faith by the insurance company.
The Major Law Firm’s motorcycle accident attorneys are knowledgeable on negligence law, underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. It is critical that injured motorcyclists obtain representation from attorneys who have the knowledge and skill to properly represent them in court. The dedicated motorcycle accident at attorneys at The Major Law Firm will work with investigators to obtain photographs, witness statements, and other necessary information.
The Major Law Firm can get to work immediately to start preserving evidence and handling the insurance companies. The Major Law Firm is available 24/7, nights and weekends to review your case.