Often Motorcyclists Are Not to Blame
For some reason, it still surprises people to hear that it is not the biker that causes crashes! The stigma that hangs over their heads for wreckless behavior, speeding, and weaving in and out of traffic only applies to some. Most often it is the car or truck drivers that lack paying attention to the less visible because of the speed and size of motorcyclists on the road. Unfortunately, just that lack of attention will result in bad accidents and injury to the bikers. No matter if motorcyclists wear bright-colored clothing, helmets and are driving passively. Wrecks still happen on a daily basis.
As in so many cases, it is distracted and negligent driving at the forefront of causing the accident and injuries to the motorcycle riders.
Riding a Bike On Texas Roads is Risky Business
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, on average, a motorcyclist dies in an accident on Texas roads every day. The highly exposed nature of motorcycles leaves riders vulnerable to particularly catastrophic injuries. Motorcyclists simply aren’t offered the same protections that other drivers have, such as a protective metal shell, airbags, and seat belts.
Even when riders wear a helmet, they are still likely to suffer a serious head injury and brain damage, with head trauma being the most common cause of death.
What Injuries Can Be Sustained Due to a Texas Motorcycle Accident?
Many different types of injuries may be sustained as a result of a Texas motorcycle accident. The range of injuries spans from the less serious variety, like scratches or bruises, all the way to near-fatal injuries such as damage to the brain or spinal cord. One of the less serious injuries that may occur is road rash, although, without proper treatment, it may lead to infection. It is important for accident victims to seek medical treatment for any injury they may have suffered due to a Texas motorcycle crash.
Other common injuries include:
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Road rash
- Neck and back injuries
- Broken and crushed bones
- Internal bleeding, organ damage, and trauma
- Severe cuts and lacerations
- Chronic pain
- Scarring and disfigurement
If you or a family member have received serious injuries in a bike crash due to another’s negligent behavior on the roads you are entitled to get maximum compensation. The road of recovery can be a long one, with bills piling up, wages not coming in because you can’t work. Our San Antonio motorcycle accident attorneys got your back all the way, making sure that you receive the best medical treatment for a speedy recovery and that all your bills are covered and then some. Let us show you how we deal with the insurance companies that don’t want to cough up the rightful compensation. We will not stop fighting for your rights of just compensation