Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
It is an unfortunate reality that hundreds of motorcycle accidents happen every year on Texas roads. Due to their lightweight and intense speeds, motorcycles can be vulnerable to immense damage if ever hit, which leaves the motorist exposed to serious injuries and even death. If you or someone you love has been severely impacted by a motorcycle accident, the team of motorcycle accident lawyers at Livingston & Flowers Law Firm is here to help get the compensation you deserve.
With miles upon miles of wide open roads and constant sunny weather, it’s no wonder that Texas ranks third in the nation for states with the highest number of motorcycle registrations. That said, the joys of riding do come with risks, and motorcycle accidents are often fatal or severe, and costly. Motorcyclists learn quickly how to ride safely and defensively the best handle their machine, but they can’t always stay safe from negligent and reckless drivers. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you may be eligible to receive compensation that can help you pay off medical bills and other expenses associated with injuries caused by the collision.
Common causes of Houston motorcycle accidents
Speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving are some of the leading causes of Houston car accidents. These behaviors are all the more dangerous to motorcycles sharing the road since they are harder to spot and react to in time to avoid a collision or cause a crash. Other driving behaviors that cause crashes specific to motorcycles in Houston include:
- Cars turning left into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. Drivers misjudge the speed and distance of the bike and negligently turn into the bike’s path, and the rider does not have time to react and avoid a collision.
- Drivers failing to check their mirrors and blind spots before making a lane change. Since motorcycles make up only a small fraction of vehicles on the road, car drivers don’t think to check for a motorcycle before changing lanes. Failing to check one’s blind spot is negligent driving behavior, and those who fail to check can be held liable for crashes that result because of their error.
- Driving aggressively or recklessly around motorcycles, crowding them off the road, or forcing them into an unsafe maneuver are also reasons collisions occur every year. Drivers who are unfamiliar with motorcycles have unrealistic opinions about the handling and maneuverability of a bike, and they assume the rider will simply get out of their way. Other drivers simply don’t respect motorcyclists as equals on the road and don’t give them room or drive as safely around motorcycles as they would around larger, heavier vehicles that could damage them in a crash.
Houston motorcycle accident attorneys Livingston & Flowers can help
The bias many drivers have against motorcyclists is also a bias held by many people who serve on juries in motorcycle accident cases. It’s not uncommon for some people to view motorcycle riders as reckless, dangerous, or even outlaws, and to assume that the motorcycle rider must be at least partly responsible for causing a wreck. This thinking can severely cut down the amount of money a motorcycle accident victim can recover or even prevent any recovery at all. As experienced courtroom litigators, the Houston motorcycle accident attorneys at Livingston & Flowers know how to present the facts of the case compellingly and convincingly, proving the other driver’s fault and keeping the victim from being unfairly blamed. Most motorcycle accident cases never get to court, and our lawyers work hard to achieve a full and fair settlement without a trial. But if going to court will get a better result, rest assured our firm has the talent and skills to take your case to a jury and achieve a positive outcome.
Call the Personal Injury Lawyers at Livingston & Flowers After a Houston Motorcycle Accident
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a motorcycle accident in Houston, call Livingston & Flowers at (877) 722-3277 for a free consultation with a team of experienced and successful Houston motorcycle accident attorneys.