Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

By Prev Info - October 19, 2022

The image of reckless motorcyclists is mostly a myth. Statistics show that motorcyclists aren’t more likely to get into an accident than the drivers of passenger vehicles, including cars, trucks and vans. However, for many reasons, including the physical vulnerability of the drivers, a higher percentage of serious injuries and deaths do result from motorcycle accidents than from accidents involving other vehicles.

Austin Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that motorcyclists were over 30 times more likely to die in an accident than people in passenger vehicle accidents. All of these numbers are troubling for safety officials, as well as motorcyclists and their families.

What causes most motorcycle accidents? According to a study known as The Hurt Report, drivers failing to “detect and recognize motorcycles” is the prevailing cause of motorcycle accidents. Incidentally, wearing bright clothing (orange, red, yellow) and using headlights at night and during the day almost always increases motorcycle visibility and helps reduce accidents.

Examples of motorcycle accidents include:

-A car, truck or other vehicle veers into your lane or fails to yield the right of way.

-A vehicle hits you from behind. This often happens when the driver fails to see you on your motorcycle at a stoplight, basic crosswalk, or in traffic.

-Sometimes it’s another motorcyclist’s fault, especially if you’re riding in a group of cyclists. In many of these cases, the rider on the cycle in front of you stops suddenly or veers into your lane.

As with auto accidents, motorcycle accidents can result in broken bones, soft tissue damage, head injuries and even death. we know that driving a motorcycle doesn’t make you irresponsible. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. 

determined Austin motorcycle accident lawyers are experienced at investigating motorcycle wrecks and have a record of success proving negligence on the part of the other driver and obtaining compensation for clients.