CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Like other types of motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents are typically the result of driver negligence. In the case of motorcycle accidents, the collisions are often caused by passenger vehicle drivers who fail to notice the presence of a motorcycle.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by the carelessness of another driver, Houston motorcycle accident attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you pursue financial compensation for resulting medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, vehicle repair or replacement, and other related damages.
Common Factors Behind Motorcycle Crashes
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a majority of motorcycle accidents are related to a passenger vehicle driver who fails to see the motorcycle. Common factors in motorcycle accidents include passenger vehicle drivers who:
- Fail to properly yield right-of-way to motorcyclists
- Make lane changes without checking for other vehicles
- Make left-hand turns into motorcycles
- Tailgate a motorcycle
- Drive while distracted
- Drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
- Drive while fatigued
Because motorcycle riders lack the protections of those in passenger vehicles, motorcycle accidents result in a higher rate of severe injuries and fatalities.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
In the event that you lost a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, Mr. Malley may be able to help you seek financial compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, please contact the Malley Law Firm for your free case consultation. Personal injury lawyer Tony Malley welcomes clients from the Houston and Beaumont, Texas, areas and across the United States.