Dallas Sports Bike Accident Attorney
More and more people are discovering the fun of riding sports bikes, and with more and more sports bikes on the road, sports bike accidents are becoming more prevalent. Sports bikes are lightweight and fairly easy to maneuver, which is the main reason that their popularity is soaring. However, accidents involving sports bikes can be quite serious. Sports bikes are much lighter than motorcycles, so there is usually even more damage to the rider when a car or other object collides with them on the roadway. If you or someone you love has been injured in a sports bike accident, the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde has the experience you need to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. We have helped thousands of accident victims get their lives back on track in the wake of catastrophic injuries.
Who’s To Blame in Sports Bike Accidents?
The biggest question after a sports bike accident is invariably, who’s to blame? Oftentimes the at-fault party will try to cast the shadow of blame onto the rider—and while it is sometimes true that a rider may be at fault, that’s generally the exception, not the rule. Cyclists get little respect on the roadway, and drivers of passenger vehicles are often distracted and not on the lookout for smaller vehicles like sports bikes or motorcycles. This is a recipe for disaster, and one that can lead to significant injuries that impact your life forever.
Typically, sports bike accidents result from:
- Inattention by the driver of another vehicle
- Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving
- Failing to yield appropriately to the sports bike rider
- Reckless driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Disregarding traffic control devices and stop signs
- Clipping a driver while trying to pass
When someone’s careless, reckless or negligent behavior results in your sports bike accident, you have grounds to sue them to hold them accountable for their actions. Filing a claim begins the process, which sometimes ends in negotiation if a settlement that is fair can be reached but may continue until your attorney litigates the case in court.
Compensation for Sports Bike Accidents
Depending on your injuries, you may be able to collect damages from the at-fault party in the form of your medical bills, future costs of medical care, lost wages, future income loss, and pain and suffering. In the case of particularly grievous or malicious behavior resulting in your injuries, a judge may also see fit to award punitive damages.
Filing Your Claim
Don’t delay filing your claim following your sports bike accident. In Texas, you have just two years from the date of your injury to file. After that time, your claim may be barred under Texas’ statute of limitations. Reach out to Dorothy Hyde, Dallas motorcycle accident attorney for a free case consultation now. We can review the particulars of your case and help you weigh your legal options moving forward so that you can get the financial compensation to which you are entitled.