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Motorcycle Accident

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.

Common causes and factors related to motorcycle accidents

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.

  • Speed – Speed, as in driving over the speed limit or driving too fast for the conditions present, is a common motorcycle accident factor.
  • Distracted driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Poor road conditions
  • Blind spots – motorcycles are small and when they are in another driver’s blind spot, they end up being especially difficult to see.
  • Unaware – it is common to find drivers who are not on the lookout for motorcyclists and are simply not aware of them.
  • Aggressive driving – more and more our clients are reporting that aggressive driving is a common cause or contributing factor in motorcycle accidents.

Hiring an attorney

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:

  • Properly advise you on the value your case – There is more to your case than medical bills and property damage and a good attorney will examine the extent of your injuries and advise you as to the monetary value of your case.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies – Insurance companies are often quick to offer a settlement that may seem fair, but actually is not.
  • Conduct fact-gathering investigation – Good attorneys will do legwork to build your case including interviewing witnesses and reviewing accident reports.
  • Take your case to trial – If an insurance company is being unreasonable in its negotiation, a good attorney will know that it is necessary to take your case to trial and will present your case to the jury who will determine your recovery.

Injuries

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 Office of Dorothy Hyde to schedule a consultation.

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