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How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents claim thousands of lives each year and sadly, many of them can be prevented. The vast majority of motorcycle accidents happen when drivers do not see motorcyclists in their blind spots and change lanes right into them.

Learn about motorcycle accident statistics and their frequency in the state of Texas.

How Many Motorcycle Accidents Happen in Texas?

From 2015 to 2016, the number of motorcycle accidents and deaths increased by 5.1%. The state of Texas, in particular, ranked third in the number of motorcyclist deaths with 458 motorcycle-related fatalities.

Approximately two-thirds of these accidents were caused, not by motorcyclists, but by other drivers on the road. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:

  • Drivers pulling out in front of motorcyclists

  • Drivers changing lanes into motorcyclists’ paths

  • Left turns at intersections

Top Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Drivers’ negligence can leave motorcyclists’ with a wide range of catastrophic injuries, including the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Broken bones and fractures

  • Road rash

Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact Us Today

If you have been injured in a Texas motorcycle accident due to another’s negligence, our personal injury attorneys are here to help. We’re prepared to launch an investigation and build a strong case against responsible parties.

Contact Bandas Law Firm at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we may assist you.