Motorcycles are less stable and less visible than cars. Coupled with high-performance ability and the fact that that motorcyclists lack the protection offered by an enclosed vehicle, motorcycles are 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than passenger vehicles.
According to data gathered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly 4,400 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2013, and thousands more were injured. In fact, as much as 11 percent of all accidents in the United States involve a motorcycle.
Those who have been involved in motorcycle accidents know how devastating they can be. In addition to the physical pain of an injury, it can be overwhelming to also have to worry about mounting medical bills, lost wages, and legal concerns. Those who have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one have an equally troubling set of concerns to deal with.
In situations like these, it is crucial to have someone you can trust in your corner advocating for you. With the help of a Houston motorcycle accident attorney from Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, you can rest assured that our firm’s experience and uncompromising drive for results can help you get your life back as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Nearly anything can cause a serious traffic accident, whether the issue involves human error, mechanical failures, dangerous roads, or any other factor. Learning about how motorcycle accidents are commonly caused can be extremely helpful if you were recently injured in a crash, and it might also help you to avoid a dangerous collision in the future.
Depending on the circumstances of the motorcycle accident, there are several different parties who could be liable. If the crash was caused by another driver’s mistake, they, or their insurance company, could be responsible for the damage you suffered. Or, if the incident was the result of a mechanical error, defect, or malfunction, the manufacturer would likely be deemed liable for the crash.
For example, the motorcycle’s brakes might fail due to a design defect, or the tire might blow because it was installed incorrectly. If something like this occurs, causing your crash, the party responsible for the flaw could be held liable for the harm you suffered in the resulting crash.
On the other hand, if your crash was caused by debris or a roadway hazard, the party that caused the hazard would likely be responsible for the motorcycle crash. For example, construction crews might fail to pick up all roadside debris, or semi-trucks might load their cargo incorrectly, leading to a roadway spill.
Determining liability in motorcycle accidents can be complex, so it is in your best interests to work with a Houston personal injury lawyer who can fully investigate your case. Because our team is well versed in the nuances of Texas law, we can make sure that no stone is left unturned in our pursuit of justice on your behalf.
Our goal is to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled to cover your medical expenses, future medical care, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more. Whether your accident was caused by the negligence of another driver or third-party, our team stands ready to assist you in any way we can.
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