HOUSTON MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
TERRY BRYANT INJURY LAW
Due to a lack of protection between riders and the road, motorcyclists often suffer serious injuries after accidents. And when they make a claim with an insurance company, negative stereotypes can prevent motorcyclists from getting the compensation they deserve. Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law can help. OurHouston motorcycle accident lawyers know the hazards motorcyclists like you face every day, and we’re not afraid to stand up for your rights.
You don’t have to fight the insurance company alone after your motorcycle accident. Talk to a member of our legal staff about your accident 24 hours a day, seven days a week—call (800) 444-5000 or fill out our free initial consultation form, today.
WHAT CAUSES MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS?
Motorcyclists are vulnerable to a unique set of risks on the road, which means that even the most experienced riders can crash. Motorcycle accidents can be caused by several factors, such as:
- construction zones or road hazards,
- distracted drivers,
- motorists failing to yield the right of way at intersections,
- and vehicle drivers changing lanes without yielding.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, our motorcycle accident attorneysmay be able to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related expenses.
TYPES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES
Motorcycle accidents can injure any part of a rider’s body, but several of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Broken Bones
Being thrown from motorcycles during accidents can result in fractures of arms, legs, and facial bones when full-face helmets aren’t worn.
- Neck and Back Injuries
The forces of motorcycle collisions can twist and jerk riders’ necks and backs causing a variety of injuries, such as muscle sprains and strains, herniated spinal discs, and even paralysis.
- Road Rash
When riders drop their bikes, they often suffer severe lacerations and burns that can become infected when not treated properly.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)Severe blows to the head during motorcycle accidents may produce TBIs, ranging from mild concussions to severe brain injuries resulting in loss of consciousness, amnesia, and changes that affect thinking, language, and emotion.
No matter what types of injuries you suffered, our motorcycle accident lawyers want to help you get the medical care you need to get better while we build a strong claim on your behalf.
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT STATISTICS
According to a 2012 preliminary motorcycle safety report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), higher gas prices are encouraging more Texans to ride motorcycles for commuting and everyday travel. But statistics compiled by the GHSA suggest riders face risks of serious injury and death every time they ride.
- Motorcycle accident fatalities in the United States have increased in 14 out of the last 15 years.
- In the 14 years from 1997 to 2011, motorcycle accident fatalities more than doubled while total traffic accident fatalities dropped by 23 percent.
- In the first nine months of 2012, more than 350 Texas motorcycle accidents resulted in deaths.
Not every crash can be prevented, but you can help reduce your chances of serious injury by wearing a helmet every time you ride—it may even save your life. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 706 of the riders who died in 2010 crashes would have lived if they had worn helmets.
LET US FIGHT FOR YOU
Make sure your legal rights to collect compensation are being protected after a motorcycle accident. At Terry Bryant, we’ll handle the investigation and paperwork related to your claim, so you can focus on getting better. Contact our legal staff today, and let us fight for you.