Montgomery County Accident Attorneys Fight Hard For Motorcycle Accident Victims
Winning compensation for those most vulnerable on the Texas open roads
Motorcycles can be a convenient and enjoyable mode of transportation and their drivers have the same rights on the road as every other motorist. But riders are especially prone to being victims of accidents that result in serious injury or even death. A collision of a motorcycle and another vehicle will almost always cause more harm to the biker, who has less protection and can easily be thrown from the vehicle. At Hope & Causey, P.C. in Conroe, we understand the unique issues involved in motorcycle accidents. We will give your case the personal attention and skilled representation needed to achieve fair compensation for your injuries or for the loss of a loved one.
Understanding why motorcycle accidents occur
Motorcycles, because they are small, have only two wheels and are highly maneuverable, are especially prone to accidents in a variety of circumstances. Some of the common causes of motorcycle crashes are:
- Excess speed on curves or grades or in heavy traffic
- Head-on, rear-end or side-swipe collisions with other vehicles
- Being struck by a vehicle making a left turn while the motorcycle is going through an intersection
- Lane-splitting, in which a motorcycle rides between two lanes of traffic
- Collisions with fixed objects such as median barriers, overpass supports or roadside railings
- Potholes, crevasses, uneven surfaces, slick roads and other hazards
- Blown tires, brake failures and other mechanical malfunctions in the motorcycle
Even when motorcyclists are partially at fault, they may still recover damages. Under Texas’ modified comparative negligence rule, you can win partial compensation as long as other defendants are mostly to blame for the accident. Your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your own fault. We will assess the accident’s causes and make the strongest case possible for the major liability of the other parties involved.
Motorcyclists are at a greater risk of injury than other motorcyclists
Motorcycles provide their riders far less protection from severe injury than other vehicles. Texas law requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, but a helmet alone does not guard against the forceful impacts that are common in motorcycle accidents. Head and spinal trauma, broken bones, loss of limbs, paralysis and even death are often suffered by riders who are thrown from their bikes onto the roadway or are crushed between vehicles or against other objects. If we represent you, we will carefully investigate and document the harm you suffered, using medical records and expert testimony, in order to secure the compensation you need to pay for your expenses and to cope with the lasting effects of your injuries.
Speak with a reputable Texas motorcycle accident lawyer today
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Texas, call on the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Hope & Causey, P.C. right away. We have offices located in Conroe, Kenedy, San Antonio and Houston. Call us today at 936-441-4673 or contact us online for a free consultation.