How Dangerous Are Motorcycles?
There is a lot of debate regarding the dangers of riding on a motorcycle. Some advocates do not see motorcycles as any more dangerous than cars, or other vehicles. Opponents of motorcycles see them as overly hazardous.
In 2017, there were 8,861 motorcycle rider and 794 motorcycle passenger injuries. This is a significant figure, but keep in mind, it includes a wide range of injuries. There were also 501 motorcycle fatalities, specifically, that year.
Of these injury-causing motorcycle accidents, 5,169 individuals wore their helmets, while 3,981 did not. Whether the operator or passenger was wearing a helmet was unknown in 505 crashes. In regard to fatalities only, 52 percent of riders killed were not wearing their helmets at the time of the crash.
Clearly, there are risks to riding motorcycles. However, there are many ways to keep yourself safe while riding your bike. Following all traffic laws, being mindful of the traffic around you, and wearing the appropriate safety gear can go a long way in reducing the risk of a crash. That being said, you can’t always avoid negligent drivers. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to call a motorcycle lawyer for help in pursuing compensation for your medical bills, lost, wages, and pain and suffering.
Types of Motorcycle Accidents We Handle
Our motorcycle injury attorneys have represented injured motorcycle riders and surviving family members for years. We can help you pursue compensation after any motorcycle accident.
A sample of the various motorcycle accidents we handle include:
- High-Speed Motorcycle Crashes
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Left-Turn Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- Override or Underride Truck Accidents
- Guardrail Accidents
- Intersection Accidents
- Merging Accidents
- Sideswipe Collisions
If you were injured in a motorcycle collision due to another’s negligence, do not hesitate to call Begum Law Group to discuss your options and right to a fair financial recovery.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
At Begum Law Group, we have handled serious and fatal motorcycle accidents, caused by all forms of carelessness and recklessness. We have found that some of the most common causes of motorcycle incidents include:
- Intoxicated driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Blind spots
- Sudden stops
- Left turns
- Failure to yield
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Dangerous road conditions
- Dangerous weather
A motorcycle accident can happen in the blink of an eye. Sometimes, motorcycle accident victims are unsure of what actually led to the crash. We understand that you may have been operating your motorcycle safely when, when out of nowhere, another vehicle hits you. You are rushed to the hospital, and you do not have time to figure out what went wrong.
Our motorcycle injury lawyers are here to figure out what happened and who is responsible. We will investigate the crash to determine who was at fault and what they did wrong. We also will review who is liable for compensating you for your injuries. In most crashes, the at-fault driver is liable. However, there are exceptions. If the at-fault driver was working at the time, their employer may be liable. Or, if the accident was caused by a vehicle defect, a car or part manufacturer may be liable.
We Handle Claims Involving All Motorcycle Injuries
At Begum Law Group, our motorcycle accident attorneys have handled cases involving all types of motorcycle-related injuries, including;
- Road rash
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries
- Bone fractures
- Dislocated joints
- Leg and feet injuries
- Chest and Abdominal injuries
- Back injuries, including herniated or slipped disks
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage and paralysis
- Traumatic brain injuries
If you are currently suffering after a motorcycle crash, give us a call. When another person is at fault for the accident, you should not foot the bill. Let us pursue compensation through an insurance claim, or if necessary a personal injury suit.
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Did You Lose a Loved One in a Deadly Motorcycle Accident?
You might not have thought twice about your loved one heading out for a ride. They may have been an experienced rider. You probably trusted them to obey the law and stay safe. You could not foresee that another driver would fail to be as careful as your spouse, parent, or child. Now, you are grieving the loss of your loved one, and you deserve help in pursuing compensation for you and your family.
Deadly motorcycle crashes can leave you and your family in debt. You may have to pay your loved one’s final medical expenses. You may have to pull money from savings to pay for your relative’s funeral and burial. And now, you have to move forward without your relative’s income. If you lost your spouse, you may not know how you are going to make ends meet.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers are here to investigate the fatal crash and determine who is liable. Then, we can represent you and other family members in a Texas wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more about wrongful death compensation, call us right away.
Dealing With the Insurance Company
Following a motorcycle accident that causes you harm or your loved one’s death, dealing with an insurance company can be difficult. Insurers market themselves as being there to help you during difficult times. However, they are big businesses that are most concerned with their own profits. They will try to deny your claim or limit your compensation whenever they can.
To avoid insurance issues, it is best to work with an experienced motorcycle injury attorney. We know the ins and outs of the insurance process. We also know the tricks insurance adjusters may use to try to deny or reduce your claim. One of these is to say you or your loved one were also negligent.
Under Texas’ comparative negligence law, your final compensation could be reduced or denied if you or your relative were also at fault. If you were 51 percent or more responsible for the crash, you cannot receive compensation. If you were less than half at fault, you can still receive compensation. However, it will be reduced by your percentage of fault.