The Texas Department of Transportation has increased its efforts to improve motorcycle safety over the last several years. They have reported that at least one motorcyclist dies on Texas roads everyday, and over 2000 are seriously injured. Half of these accidents result from a car or truck colliding with the motorcycle. These accidents are sometimes preventable and happen due to negligence of the other driver. Victims and their families have a right to make a claim against the negligent actions of the other driver.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Cars Making Left Hand Turns:
Over 40 percent of motorcycle accidents that involved an automobile are due to the automobile making a left hand turn and hitting the motorcycle.
Speeding accidents are responsible for the deaths of over 10,000 people per year.
Distraction causes accidents in various ways. Distracted drivers of cars or trucks can unintentionally and negligently hit a motorcyclist. Motorcycle accidents also happen due to the distraction of the motorcyclist. Statistics have previously shown that over 20% of these accidents that were fatal, collided with a fixed object.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 50% of motorcycle accidents resulting in death involve another vehicle. Motorcyclists are also 35 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries. These statistics are expected to rise with the increasing role cell phone use plays in our everyday lives.
We Can Help with your Motorcycle Accident!
Unfortunately, bikers injured in accidents usually have a more difficult time seeking fair compensation when compared to other accident victims. Hiring an experienced attorney can help with all aspects of your claim. Contact us, we are here to help!