San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable in accidents than someone in a car. They not only have little protection in an accident, they sometimes are not seen by an inattentive driver. To make matters worse, many times there is quick and unwarranted blame placed on the motorcycle driver.
We have handled hundreds of motorcycle accident cases. We know how to handle someone attempting to avoid liability and insurance companies trying to avoid a payout. It is important to consult a reputable lawyer to guide you through the legal process.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should contact a qualified motorcycle accident as soon as your are able. Early on, you should be advised of what to do and what not to do in the best interest of your claim for compensation. We will advise you what to do next and every step of the way.
To know your rights and get justice, call our office to schedule a free initial consultation.
San Antonio Motorcyclists – Be Careful Out There
The number of motorcyclists killed in crashes dropped to 5,172 in 2017, a 3% decrease. That is still a huge number of fatalities. Motorcyclists are five times more likely than car passengers to be injured in an accident and 29 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries. It is evident that riding a motorcycle is dangerous.
Though not always life saving or injury preventing, a helmet is important to your safety. In Texas, it is optional. It can definitely increase your chances of survival and lessen your chance of severe injury, so it is smart to wear a helmet.
Motorcyclists have to be doubly cautious. A motorcycle is not as noticeable as a car. Add distracted drivers to the equation and it is quite dangerous. A motorcyclist should be ultra-alert to everything going on around them. The very best of drivers can still have an accident.
What Can A Motorcyclist Do Protect Him Or Her Self Better
Helmet Law: All riders under the age of 21 have to wear a helmet when riding. Over 21! The riders have to complete a safety course first, then they can opt out. Kinda stupid, your head cracks like an eggshell when you hit the concrete at 35 miles an hour. So, wear that helmet.
A motorcyclist has virtually no protection around him in traffic, so it is advisable to be proactive:
Wear protective gear and of course a helmet!
Turn your headlights on.
The Center of a lane will have debris and oil build-up, stay away.
Maneuver at a safe speed at all time.
In 2018 – 418 motorcycle riders lost their lives on Texas roads, 201 were wearing helmets. 205 didn’t and for 12 of these death the police was not able to determine if they did wear a helmet or not. Furthermore just about 2000 were seriously injured. Guys be careful out there, please!
What Caused Your Motorcycle Wreck?
Drivers of cars cause many of the motorcycle accidents. Drivers should be mindful that we are sharing the road with much smaller vehicles and be diligent in watching out for them. Some of the causes of car/motorcycle collisions are:
Driver not seeing the motorcycle
Following a motorcycle too closely
Sudden lane change in front of the motorcycle
Distracted driving such as texting
Running red lights and stop signs
If it is evident that the other driver caused the accident, that person will receive a citation from the officer that arrives at the scene. If the cause of the accident isn’t evident, our legal team will gather and analyze information to make certain the driver responsible for the accident is held liable.
There isn’t always a negligent driver that causes a motorcycle accident. There have been cases where a faulty part, or incorrect assembly have been responsible for accidents. If you are traveling down the road and your brakes or a tire fails or perhaps the steering malfunctions, it can be disastrous. The manufacturer should be held liable for the damages and expenses you incur as a result of the accident.
Road conditions that may be just a bother to someone in a car, can be much more serious for a motorcyclist. State and city governments should keep the roads safe for all of us and that includes motorcycles. Dangerous for a motorcyclist can be:
Failure to warn of hazards ahead
Worn shoulders or lack of
Unsafe speed limits for turns
If your accident was caused by a hazardous road condition, please contact our San Antonio motorcycle accident attorneys for a consultation. Going up against the State of Texas or city of San Antonio takes the expertise of a highly experienced attorney. Our bike crash lawyers are well prepared to handle such cases and see that you get compensation.
No matter what the circumstances of your motorcycle accident, our legal team is here to help you. Sometimes motorcyclists are unjustly blamed and we can advise you of your rights, examine the evidence and prove who should be liable for the damages.
Aggressive San Antonio Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys
We know how serious motorcycle accidents can be. Our legal team will do whatever it takes to make certain blame is rightfully placed and you are justly compensated. Your recovery should be your main concern and our motorcycle accident attorneys will fight for your rights.
Your initial consultation with our San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers is free. This gives you an opportunity to get to know us and learn what your options are. We work on a contingency basis meaning you are not charged unless we obtain financial compensation for you.