Motorcycle accident victims are often victimized a second time when they are blamed for their own injuries. We work with you to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance possible to recover compensation for your injuries.
Texas is known for its winding roads and scenic views. This helps to explain why there are so many registered motorcyclists in the great state of Texas. In 2011, Texas had over 430,000 registered motorcycles, a number that continues to grow with each year.
Whether out on the open road to visit places like the Hill Country or just riding around town, a motorcyclist needs to be alert at all times. When compared to passenger cars, bikers have a higher fatality rate when involved in an accident. The injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident can be severe if not fatal. Some injuries include brain damage, breakage of joints (most common are shoulder and pelvis), soft tissue damage, biker’s arm (nerves in upper arm are damaged), and facial disfigurement.
It is easy to understand why motorcycle accidents cause such serious injuries at a higher rate than passenger car crashes. A motorcycle rider does not have the same protection as those who are riding in an enclosed passenger vehicle. Because a motorcycle is open and does not contain roll bars, seat belts, air bags or other protective features, the motorcyclist is often ejected or thrown from the bike upon impact.
It is always important to wear the correct protective equipment when riding on a motorcycle. This will assist in minimizing any possible injuries. For a list of the proper protective equipment needed for a motorcyclist, see http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/protective_gear_rev.pdf
Anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas should seek the advice of a qualified personal injury attorney immediately. Through our many years of experience, we have learned that the longer a client waits to file a claim, the fewer details they are able to remember regarding the circumstances of their accident. Under Texas law, motorcyclists are protected from neglectful and negligent drivers. A biker who is involved in a Texas motorcycle accident may be able to collect compensation for his or her injuries if those injuries were caused by the other driver’s negligence.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident as the result of another driver’s careless or reckless actions, contact the Law Offices of Greg Fitzgerald, P.C. We are dedicated to protecting and helping people hurt by the carelessness of others.