Houston Motorcycle Crashes Attorney
Motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely than can passengers to die in a crash. They are also five times more likely to be injured. Motorcycle crashes are the leading cause of fatal roadway incidents in this country. Fatalities and serious injuries in motorcycle incidents are more than double that of car accident. On a motorcycle, the level of exposure of the biker is substantial. They don’t have any airbags or seatbelts to protect them. Motorcycles don’t have crumple zones. Motorcycles riders take the full impact of any crash.
Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
Several factors can contribute when there is a motorcycle accident. They include:
- Distracted driving
- Texting and driving
- Failure to keep a proper lookout
- Failure to maintain lanes
- Unsafe lane changes
Also, the distance of an oncoming motorcycle is hard to judge. Drivers forget that motorcycles are often closer than they appear. As a result, cars may turn or pull out in front of an oncoming motorcycle.
Motorcycle Crashes Can Cause Serious Harm to the Riders
About 80% percent of reported motorcycle crashes result in serious injuries. This means that if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, more likely than not, you’ve been seriously injured. The harms riders suffer include:
- Broken bones
- Facial fractures
- Catastrophic injuries
- Limb amputations
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic Brian Injuries
These injuries can cost a lot. Medical bills can pile up. Victims may lose time out of work and lose income. The driver who hurt them, should be held responsible.
Contact a Houston Motorcycle Crash Attorney
Riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous. Drivers must share the road. They must look for motorcycles. Drivers do not always do that. Drivers often turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. drivers may pull out in front of a bike. Or may change lanes into a motorcycle forcing them off the road.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, Chelsie King Garza can help. Ms. Garza will work tirelessly to identify those responsible. She will seek full compensation for your harms and losses.