Motorcycle Accidents 101



As a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I know that motorcyclists typically suffer extremely severe bodily injuries when they are involved in a traffic collision with a larger vehicle such as a car or truck. Over the past few years, the number of motorcycle riders on DFW roads has increased sharply, as has the number of fatal multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists.
 
If you or someone you love has been injured in a Texas motorcycle wreck, it is important that you consult with a board certified Fort Worth personal injury attorney to discuss your situation. Typically, the sooner you speak with a lawyer about your legal rights as an accident victim, the better your changes of recovering the full and fair compensation you deserve from the negligent driver’s insurance company.
 



To speak with a Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death lawyer immediately, please call the Anderson Law Firm toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally in Ft. Worth at 817-294-1900.
 

Common Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists

Since motorcyclists have zero protection other than their helmet and the clothes on their back, a motorcyclist is often fortunate just to survive an auto accident. However, life-threatening injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, and paralysis are extremely common. All of these injuries will have tremendous financial implications for you and your family, so it is important that you speak with a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to help you recover the monetary damages you are entitled to under Texas law.
Learn more about common motorcycle accident injuries.
 

Fatal Motorcycle Wrecks

Sadly, as a Fort Worth personal injury attorney, I know that many DFW are motorcycle crashes end in a fatality. If you have lost someone to a fatal motorcycle accident, it is important that you are aware of your legal right to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. If the deceased contributed to your household’s finances, you are likely entitled to considerable compensation.
Learn more about making a wrongful death claim in Texas.
 

Proving the Other Driver Was Negligent

While a police officer’s crash scene report is nearly always the starting point when it comes to determining negligence in a serious auto accident, having an experienced Fort Worth personal injury attorney on your side can be extremely useful when it comes to gathering additional evidence that the other motorist was in fact 100% at fault, meaning their insurance provider is entirely liable for your medical expenses and other related costs.
Learn more about proving fault in a Dallas-Fort Worth motorcycle accident.
 

Accidents Caused by Right of Way Violations

Almost all motorcycle accident cases I have worked as a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer were caused by negligent drivers who completely ignored my clients’ presence on the road until it was too late. By the time they noticed there was a bike rider there, it was too late. Multi-vehicle collisions resulting in injuries to a motorcyclist are particularly common at intersections and on busy highways among other situations.
Learn more about drivers failing to yield to motorcyclists.
 

Injuries Caused by a Defective Motorcycle

The “Harley Wobble” is probably the most widely known example of product liability when it comes to the world of motorcycles, but in truth a hazardous defect can affect any number of issues with a motorcycle. Some of the more serious accidents are a result of a flaw with the engine, wheels and brakes of a bike. If your accident was caused by a manufacturing or design fault, it is important that you speak to a lawyer about making a product liability claim.
Learn more about defective motorcycle accident cases.
 
 
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