There were 501 Texas motorcyclist fatalities in 2017 and 52% of those who were fatally injured were not wearing helmets. What does this mean? It means that if you want to increase your chances of surviving a motorcycle accident, wear a helmet! Even though wearing a helmet increases your chances of surviving a motorcycle accident and may help to decrease the severity of your injuries in a motorcycle accident, helmets do not prevent all motorcycle injuries and deaths. In 2017 over 5,000 motorcyclists were injured in the State of Texas. And as you are likely aware, motorcycle injuries can be severe and devastating.
While you cannot predict and prevent all motorcycle accidents, there are some common causes and factors in many motorcycle accidents. Knowing these causes and factors, some of them listed below, may heighten your awareness and caution in certain circumstances.
We know people sometimes wonder if they really need an attorney to handle their motorcycle accident case, especially if the defendant’s liability is clear. The answer is yes, you do need an attorney if you are looking to make a full recovery. Attorneys will help you in many ways including those listed below:
Motorcycle accident injuries can be extremely serious and depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be impacted temporarily, long-term, or for the rest of your life. And you are not the only person affected by your injuries; your family and loved ones are affected too. Mesquite motorcycle accident attorney, Dorothy Hyde, understands that when one motorcyclist is injured, there is a family that suffers as well. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact The Law Offices of Dorothy Hyde to schedule a consultation.
Our law firm doesn’t take personal injury cases lightly. Attorney Dorothy Hyde is the resident barracuda of Dallas — fearless and unrelenting, she doesn’t stop until she obtains the best outcome and maximum compensation for her clients. Choose us and you’ll have an apex predator with years of trial experience and negotiating skills to bring your case to a successful conclusion.
We help personal injury victims receive the financial compensation they need for full recovery. We are a voice for personal injury victims and help them get their life back on track.
After I was severely injured, I didn’t know what to do next. One of my colleagues recommended reaching out to Dorothy for representation. When I finally did, I didn’t regret my decision — I received tremendous support and she treated me like family. She brought the best outcome and I’m amazed at the passion she brings into her work. I would recommend her services without any reservation.
I’ve always known that I needed an insurance policy to protect me if I got into a car accident. But when I got involved in a car crash, I realized how important it is to have a lawyer protect me from my insurance company! This firm settled my case really quickly and delivered excellent results. Dottie secured a fair and equitable settlement, and I’d recommend her to anyone in need of good counsel and representation.
Thank you for bringing my claim against the construction company to a successful conclusion. You made the process less intimidating and made me feel like the struggle I had to endure was valid. It has helped me cope with a lot of post-accident challenges differently. You were more than I expected — thanks again.
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