Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, an estimated 418 motorcyclists were killed in 2018. This is due in large part to the fact that motorcyclists are far more prone to severe injury than passengers in motor vehicles. They are largely exposed and much harder to see in motor vehicle blind spots and rear view mirrors.
What causes motorcycle accidents?
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failure to yield or obey traffic signals or lights
- Changing lanes without checking for motorcycles
- Speeding or driving recklessly
- Texting or making phone calls
Any sort of collision with a motor vehicle, at a low speed or not, can inflict likely serious injury upon a motorcyclist. Being hit by a motor vehicle can cause the motorcycle to skid across the road, potentially pushing the driver into another lane of traffic and exposing him/her to further injury.
Injuries suffered in these kinds of accidents range from broken bones to brain trauma or spinal cord injury and even death. These injuries are severe enough to require months or years of physical therapy, prescription medications, or frequent visits to general physicians or specialists. An insurance company may offer you a settlement that can seem like a quick solution to any financial problems or burdens, but the attorneys at Hinojosa Law can help to ensure the amount you receive fully compensates you for all current and future costs.