Motorcycle Accidents Are Dangerous
One of the most common forms of reckless and unsafe driving which occurs on Dallas-Fort Worth roadways is tailgating – following another vehicle too closely. As a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I know that drivers of cars and trucks are most indifferent to the safety of motorcycle riders, which is why there are so many motorcyclists seriously injured in collisions with automobiles in North Texas.
If you or someone you love is injured in a traffic crash caused by a dangerous tailgating driver, it is critical that you hire a Fort Worth attorney who is experienced in handling motorcycle injury claims to make sure that your legal rights are respected, and to give you the best chance possible of recovering adequate and fair compensation to cover the cost of your wreck-related medical bills and other expenses.
Motorcycle Accident Caused by Tailgating Cars and Trucks
It is far better, if possible, to avoid a collision entirely. If you find that you are riding your motorcycle and another motorist beings following you too closely, the best course of action is to get out of their way and allow them to go past you safely. Although it can be tempting to respond to aggression likewise, it is important to remember that road rage is a dangerous recipe for disaster. Don’t be intimidated into increasing your speed, and don’t try to make a point by slowing down. Get out of their way and let them pass – get yourself out of harm’s way. Also remember that being in a confrontation with the other driver is not the answer. This could create a series of problems, such as the driver purposely impacting the motorcycle or the involvement of other cars in an accident. As mentioned, the best advice would be to let the driver by without any problems. If the other driver's behavior continues or you believe that the driver is posing a serious threat to the safety of other drivers, than the best thing to do would be to call the police. The police would handle identifying the driver and stopping them if necessary, thus avoiding a dangerous situation.
Following Behind Another Vehicle
Accidents are not just caused by cars and trucks tailgating motorcycles – motorcyclists can also be seriously injured if they have been following too closely behind another vehicle. As a rule of thumb, make sure there is always at least a two second gap between you and the vehicle in front. You should keep a longer distance in situations of poor weather or road conditions, or in heavy traffic. Also leave a gap when stopped, just in case the vehicle behind you fails to brake in time so you have opportunity to get out of the way. Always ride in a position where the driver in front can clearly see you in their rear-view mirror. Be conscious of their blind spot and stay out of it.
Contacting a Fort Worth Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Being injured in a motorcycle accident can be very painful, and the medical expenses that can be included by the emergency room, medication, and rehabilitation services can be an added weight that nobody wants to go through. Our attorneys have represented countless amounts of clients who have been in motorcycle accidents, and we have been successful in fighting for their rights and for their deserved compensation. If you or someone you know have been in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for accident-related expenses.
Contact the Anderson Law Firm today to speak with a board certified Fort Worth personal injury attorney who is experienced in winning fair compensation for seriously injured motorcyclists. We offer a free, no obligation consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means we only get paid when we successfully resolve your case. Call us toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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