Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawyers in Houston, Texas
Every day, motorcyclists face significant risks of being hurt or killed in a crash. Between 2005 and 2018, approximately 5,000 motorcyclists were killed on the road every year. This number accounts for between 10 and 14 percent of all traffic fatalities. Yet motorcyclists only make up about 3% of registered vehicles in the United States and account for 1% of all miles travelled. Motorcycle riders are six times more likely to be hurt in a car accident and 29 times more likely to die in a crash than someone driving a car.
A motorcycle accident can have catastrophic consequences. Even with a helmet, riders have little protection against cars, trucks, and other vehicles that might hit them. Unlike people in cars and trucks, motorcyclists are not surrounded by a metal frame, or protected by airbags, seatbelts, or other safety features.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies stereotype motorcycle riders as being reckless, simply because they ride. A motorcyclist with years of experience who obeys traffic laws, rides defensively, and stays on guard can still suffer serious injuries in an accident.
Motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries including cuts, scrapes, and lacerations, broken bones, head injuries and traumatic brain injury, and death. A motorcycle accident demands aggressive representation. Rosen Law Group can help.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident Injuries
There are countless ways for a motorcycle to be hit by an other motor vehicle. The results of a motorcycle accident are often catastrophic. They may even result in death. Because of the size of motorcycles and their lower visibility there are certain situations that are more likely to cause motorcycle accidents.
Head on Collisions
Almost 75% of motorcycle crashes are frontal collisions. A frontal collision can occur when a vehicle turns into the path of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist does not have the time or space to avoid the collision.
Left Turn Accidents
Over 40% of motorcycle crashes occur when the other vehicle is turning left crossing in front of the motorcyclist . The driver of the motor vehicle commonly claims he/she did not see the motorcycle when turning left or that the motorcyclist was speeding.
When motorcycles change lanes, they can inadvertently move into a driver’s blind spot. This can lead to a collision if the driver does not see the motorcycle and changes lanes, causing a crash.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Injuries caused by motorcycle accidents can be severe. Some of the most common types of injuries people sustain in a motorcycle crash include:
- Road Rash - cuts and lacerations caused by sliding across pavement, dirt, gravel, or other road surfaces
- Broken Bones and Fractures - when a motorcyclist is thrown through the air and hits other objects, the rideroften suffers multiple broken bones and fractures
- Amputation - injuries to arms and legs may be so severe that they require amputation.
- Spinal Cord Injuries - damage to the spine and spinal cord from the impact of a collision can result in paralysis
- Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) - even with a helmet, a motorcyclist can still suffer traumatic brain injuries after a crash
- Death - because motorcycle injuries are often so severe, a motorcycle crash many times lead to death.
How Rosen Law Group Can Help
When you hire Rosen Law Group to represent you in your motorcycle injury claim, we start by gathering evidence to prove that the other driver was at fault. This includes police reports and witness statements, as well as photographs of the scene of the crash and the vehicles involved. In some cases, we may work with an accident reconstruction expert to help prove that the other driver was at fault.
To prove damages, we will gather evidence including:
- Hospital and other medical records
- Medical bills
- Imaging Studies such as CT-scans, MRIs and X-Rays
- Photographs of your injuries
- Reports from medical experts that establish your injuries were caused by the motor vehicle crash.
We will also gather evidence to prove any lost wages. If your injuries are permanent, we will gather evidence about the cost of future medical care and treatment and evidence to document your claim for lost earning capacity in the future.
At Rosen Law Group, we have the experience, resources, and expertise to establish your case and secure the compensation that you and your family deserve. We understand that a motorcycle crash can cause serious, debilitating injuries or death. Our motorcycle accident injury attorneys are committed to helping people who have been hurt.
Rosen Law Group. Fighting for Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
The attorneys at Rosen Law Group know that a motorcycle accident is debilitating and stressful. Let us shoulder the burden of handling your legal claim while you focus on regaining your health and happiness.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- The costs of past and future medical care
- Lost wages and loss of future wage-earning capacity
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Temporary or permanent impairment
- Punitive damages
Our client’s health and happiness are our priority. We don’t encourage our clients to unnecessarily run up medical bills to pad their claim. Instead, we encourage our clients to do what is best for their recovery and health. In the long run, that works out best for everyone.
We also know that it is important that you have access to your attorney. When you work with Rosen Law Group, you will not be shuffled around to someone who may not be familiar with your case.
Based in Belaire, Texas, Rosen Law Group works with people in and around Houston and throughout the state of Texas. We protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve.
Learn why clients choose Rosen Law Group, read testimonials from other people we’ve helped, and contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Rosen Law Group will fight for the compensation you deserve.