Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcycles are popular across the Unites States, and Texas is no exception. Texas ranks third in the United States when it comes to motorcycle ownership, with approximately half a million bikes on the roadways. We love that. Motorcycles celebrate freedom, something Texans enjoy more than anything else.
While we know you take steps to stay safe when you are riding your motorcycle, sometimes accidents happen and they aren’t your fault. Reckless drivers can really cause harm to motorcyclists. If you need a motorcycle accident attorney in Dallas, turn to the experienced team at The Law Office of Dorothy Hyde. We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Owning a motorcycle is a big responsibility, but most of the time it is safe. We know you take precautions when you ride. For some, riding is a family affair. You get your motorcycle license. You may even take a riding safety course. Despite all that, you can’t control the actions of other drivers on the roadway.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were over2,000 fatalities and injuries in motorcycle crashes in the state for the year 2017. That is a high number and one that should concern you when you start your ride.
- Fatalities and injuries occur more often in wrecks involving motorcycles.
Because motorcyclists don’t have the protection that passengers in vehicles do. There is no metal frame. No airbags to dampen the impact. When a vehicle hits a motorcycle, the human body is slammed with thousands of pounds of force and then usually thrown to the ground. That’s two impacts. Common injuries include road rash, bone dislocation, and fractures. Unfortunately, severe internal injuries and head trauma are also common, especially if the rider was not wearing a helmet.
These injuries can cause long hospital stays and extended rehabilitation. People in motorcycle crashes often have to miss work for an extended period of time.
A vehicle driver who is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or is driving while distracted, is much more likely to strike a motorcyclist. Their negligence can have life-changing consequences for a motorcycle owner.
What To Do
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you will have questions and you may need a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, our team will work to recover compensation for you. We don’t think someone else’s negligence should keep you from supporting yourself or your family. Don’t speak with insurance companies until you’ve sought legal advice and understand all of your options moving forward. We have over 30 years of experience with these types of cases and we don’t stop until you receive the money you need to cover your medical expenses, lost income, and long-term care if needed. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (214) 883-1700. We’ll do the hard work so you can focus on getting better.