Motorcycle injuries can be catastrophic due to the limited protection a rider has compared to a much larger vehicle. In 2022 there were 8,441 motorcycle accidents on Texas roads with 562 fatalities. About 39% of the fatalities were not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen at Intersections
Roughly 70% of accidents happen at intersections. A common collision involving a motorcycle happens when a car is turning left and does not see the cyclist before crashing into them. This is incredibly dangerous for a biker, and if this happens to you, here’s what to do in the event of a motorcycle accident:
Take Pictures. If you can, take pictures and video of the motorcycle accident scene, including all vehicles, the road or intersection, and your injuries. This can help show what happened in the accident, and it will come in handy later when filling your injury claim. You may be too injured to take pictures. In this case, we will try to get photos from witnesses or nearby businesses.
Go to the Doctor. Get medical attention for your injuries ASAP. Motorcyclists are at a much higher risk for severe injuries due to the lack of protection compared to a car which is larger, has a metal frame, and has air bags.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer. Because injuries are more likely to be severe, your injury claim is likely to be higher than if you were driving a car. A personal injury lawyer like the team at Carrollton Injury Law can help you get the most money for your injury claim by crafting a detailed demand letter, knowing all of the policies to go after, and knowing all damages to request. Don’t leave money on the table – get a lawyer’s help. It doesn’t cost you anything up front.
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
At Carrollton Injury Law, our team has over 65 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you can trust that we have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to get you the highest compensation possible, while maintaining consistent communication and truly caring about your experience. We know that accidents are traumatic and you are in pain, so let us take over the injury claim process while you focus on your recovery. Call or text us at 972-360-9898 for a free injury claim evaluation and let us show you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.