Texas Motorists Urged To Drive Carefully And Watch Out For Motorcycles
15 June 2012No Comments
For every mile they drive, motorcycle riders are approximately 21 times more likely to lose their life in a motor vehicle accident than a person in a passenger car. Unfortunately, it often takes life-altering injuries and motorcycle accident deaths for people to take a careful look at their own driving practices. The warm weather in Texas attracts motorcycle riders to our roadways at this time of year, increasing the risk of motorcycle accidents, injuries and deaths. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 516 motorcycle accident fatalities in 2008 in Texas alone. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Corpus Christi, or if you lost a loved one in such an accident, contact our knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyers at Bandas Law Firm to discuss your legal options.
Common Causes Of Texas Motorcycle Accidents
Perhaps the most devastating thing about motorcycle accidents is that most of them are completely avoidable. One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents and injuries in Texas and across the United States is driver inattention. Because motorcycles have a much smaller profile than passenger cars and trucks, drivers in Texas are less likely to spot them when making turns, when at intersections, or when changing lanes. And because motorcycles offer the rider far less protection than other vehicles do, motorcycle riders have a significantly higher risk of being injured or killed in an accident with a car or truck, compared to the other driver.
Motorcycle Riders Vulnerable To Roadway Hazards
In addition to being involved in traffic accidents, motorcycle riders are also more vulnerable to accidents and serious injuries caused by dangerous roadways, hazardous road conditions and debris. While a pothole in the road may cause a truck to bump a little bit, the same pothole can mean devastating injury for a rider thrown from his motorcycle. For all of these reasons, motorcycle riders and other motorists in Corpus Christi are urged to be careful when traveling on Texas roadways, remaining alert when behind the wheel, adhering to traffic regulations and keeping an eye out for motorcyclists as well.
Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
Too often, Texas drivers are distracted by cell phones, text messages, GPS devices, the radio, and more, taking their attention away from what is going on around them on the road. By remaining attentive and careful, drivers in Texas can help prevent motorcycle accidents, injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries caused by a motorcycle accident in Corpus Christi, consult our qualified motorcycle accident lawyers at Bandas Law Firm today. You may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person found at-fault in the accident, in order to pursue compensation for current and future medical care, pain and suffering, loss of income, rehabilitation, and other expenses associated with your motorcycle accident injuries.