Texas Motorcycle Incidents
Motorcycle riding is becoming more prevalent nationwide. In 2007, there were 7.1 million bikes on the road, which means that motorcycle accidents and fatalities are also increasing.
Increased traffic on the road combined with the open nature of a motorcycle creates greater opportunity for biker injury if an accident occurs. When driving, the smaller size of the motorcycle as compared to a car or truck makes it less obvious on the road. This makes it all the more important to have certain skill sets when it comes to driving and riding in traffic, which many drivers and bikers do not possess.
Sometimes even a good defensive motorcycle rider cannot make up for an inattentive car or truck driver. Accidents often result in injuries requiring long-term care or even death. Legal and financial considerations should be addressed quickly when this happens.
The Law Concerning Motorcycle Accidents
Because motorcycle riders are often the victims of irresponsible, inattentive and/or drunk drivers, the cause of action is usually one based in negligence. The statute of limitations for suing someone in Texas for such an accident is two years.
Money Damages from Motorcycle Accidents
Financial recovery can include vehicular/personal property damage and present and future medical bills. Other potential areas of compensation, depending on the facts of the situation, are mental pain and suffering damages, lost past and future wages, permanent impairment/disfigurement, punitive damages, wrongful death damages and loss of enjoyment of life.
Finding the right lawyer to protect your rights and address the wrong that has occurred in your life is a critical step.