Is Riding a Motorcycle in Texas Dangerous?
June 13, 2018 - Motorcycle Accidents
With its climate, topography and open roads, Texas is one of the best places in the country to ride a motorcycle. It’s also one of the most dangerous states in which to ride a motorcycle. According to the most recent ascertainable information from the Texas Department of Transportation, 496 motorcycle operators and passengers were killed in crashes in 2016. Thousands of others were injured, some of them severely. Over the years, Reyna Law Firm has been instrumental in obtaining the maximum compensation available for many Texas motorcycle accident victims and their families.
They Just Don’t See You
Although the “Hurt Report” was completed in 1981, it remains the most comprehensive and authoritative study of motorcycle accidents in the United States. It found that motorcycles present smaller, narrower and lower profiles on the road than other vehicles. As per the report, when a motorcycle crash is caused by the driver of another vehicle, the most common scenario is when that driver makes a left turn in front of the motorcyclist in an intersection. The motorcyclist typically has two seconds or less to attempt to avoid the crash. Nearly all of those drivers state that they either never saw the motorcycle approaching, or they didn’t see it until it was too late to avoid an accident.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration says that as a motorcyclist, you’re 27 times more likely to die in a motorcycle crash and seven times more likely to be seriously injured in one. If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by somebody else, or if you lost a family member under such circumstances, compensation might be available for your losses and damages. To acquire the help of a professional Texas motorcycle accident lawyer, contact Reyna Law Firm to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation. If we’re retained to represent you, no legal fees are due unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
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