Trouble on Two Wheels – Motorcycle Accidents
You know that Texas motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries for the cyclists. You know that motorcycle drivers and their passengers are more at risk for painful injuries such as road rash, knee damage, and broken bones than travelers surrounded by the metal shell of a car or truck. You know that at the same time, motorcycle accidents are often caused by the failure of motorists to recognize how close a motorcycle is, what the motorcycle driver intends to do, or even that the motorcycle is there at all. However, the motorcycle accident lawyers at our law firm understand the lure of the motorcycle — the freedom, maneuverability and fun it offers – is too alluring to resist.
Motorcycle Safety and Awareness
The Texas motorcycle accident lawyers at our Law Firm have experienced that there are few true “accidents” involving motorcycles. What we know is that most accidents, and the injuries that result from these accidents, might have been prevented by preparation and awareness.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys want to urge you to practice defensive driving, anticipating as best you can the actions and reactions of vehicles around you on the road. Maybe it isn’t fair, but on roads shared by cars, trucks and motorcycles, it is the motorcyclists who are most at risk and who bear the most responsibility for safety.
Anyone who operates a motorcycle in Texas must complete a basic motorcycle safety education course as a prerequisite for the required drivers’ license motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle only license. However, the best preparation for safe operation of a motorcycle doesn’t end with the BRC (basic rider course) or licensing. Motorcyclists concerned about safety can also complete experienced rider course suites offered under auspices of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (www.msf-usa.org).
You may prevent a crash or serious injury in an accident by additional preparation and by your actions on the road:
• Wear proper clothing, including the required eye protection and gloves, to protect your body and to make yourself more visible. A helmet isn’t necessarily required by Texas law, but consider wearing one anyway.
• Maintain your motorcycle.
As you drive:
• Position your bike in relation to other traffic so that you can see and be seen.
• Clearly communicate your intentions with your turn signals, brake lights, and lane position.
• Be alert so that you have time and space to react to other drivers who just don’t see you, or to poor road conditions and other hazards.
Avoid Motorcycle Injury Risks
If, despite your precautions and your proactive driving habits, you are in a motorcycle accident and suffer injuries that are painful, disabling, or even physically and psychologically devastating, our law firm will be here to offer advice, represent you in insurance settlement conferences, and even act as your counsel in litigation. We will help you get compensation. Call us right away. It’s important that you not only receive medical help, but that you obtain experienced legal counsel for injuries that may include:
• Road rash
• Fractures or dislocations of bones and joints
• Spinal damage
• Brain trauma
The motorcycle accident attorneys at our Law Firm believe in client-first representation. We are prepared to deal with whatever disaster comes your way on the dangerous roads of Texas. We will zealously advocate on your behalf.
Tell our lawyers your story. Call us for a free consultation.