If you have suffered a serious injury or lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries or the loss you have suffered. The Chris Mayo Law Firm has experience handling motorcycle accident cases for people just like you. We can work with you to fight against reckless drivers and deal with insurance companies so that they don’t take advantage of you.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Happen
Often times an accident could have been avoided if another person or party had behaved responsibly. There is a wide range of factors that can contribute to a motorcycle accident. While not all are grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, you may have a claim for compensation if your accident was caused by:
- Drunk drivers – Drunk drivers are usually liable for injuries, but sometimes other parties like the establishment where the person consumed too much alcohol may also be responsible. If an establishment over-serves the drunk driver or let them leave the establishment and operate their vehicle, they could be implicated.
- Driver error – Driver error is one of the most common causes of accidents on the roadways. This includes careless mistakes people make while driving like texting and driving, speeding, running stop signs or lights, driving while fatigued, and failing to obey the rules of the road.
- Vehicle defects – Vehicle defects occur when there is a malfunction of some kind. Negligent car manufacturers may be legally held accountable for brake malfunction, tire defects, design flaws, and other issues.
- Roadway defects – Because of the less stable nature of motorcycles, road hazards pose a higher threat to bikes than other vehicles. Potholes, uneven lanes, gravel on the pavement, debris, and other irregularities in the road impose a greater threat to the motorcyclist’s safety. Public entities, such as the state, have a responsibility to prevent the problem.
Individual drivers are most often at fault in motorcycle accidents, but there are also others who may be liable for the crash such as bars, construction companies failing to indicate uneven pavement or the improper installation of brakes by a car manufacturer.
How Can an Attorney Help Me?
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, an attorney can help you get the proper compensation you deserve. Often, an insurance company will offer accident victims a settlement, but the compensation is typically significantly less than what you are entitled to.
We can help ensure that you will not be financially exploited. You need an expert to help guide you through the legal process to determine what is in your best interest, what you should accept, and what you should fight for. We believe that you should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake and we are here to help you stand up to the insurance companies to get the financial compensation you deserve.
Motorcycle Accidents in Texas
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, motorcycle deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data. In Texas alone, 16 percent of all vehicle fatalities involve motorcycles. The Texas Department of Transportation (or TxDOT) reports that motorcyclists are 25 times more likely than passengers in cars to be killed in an accident.
These statistics are staggering, and serve to remind us of the friends, family members, and neighbors that may fall victim to a motorcycle accident each year. At Chris Mayo Law Firm, our clients are more than just a statistic on a state report. We care about you and your family and we firmly believe that you deserve justice if you are suffering a motorcycle crash injury in San Antonio.
Chris Mayo Law Firm Will Fight For You
If you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else, you shouldn’t have to face the consequences on your own. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in San Antonio, Texas, please contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys at Chris Mayo Law Firm today for a free consultation. Chat live, fill out our email form, or call (210) 999-9999 today.