A Skilled Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer Can Help You Secure Compensation to Cover Damages
Motorcyclists are perceived by many people to be adventurous troublemakers and reckless thrill-seekers. As a result, when a motorcycle and a car collide, most assume that the motorcyclist is naturally the one at fault. Not only is this assumption incorrect, it is irresponsible to believe that all motorcyclists speed, drive impaired, drag race, and ignore lane laws when motor vehicle operators are often guilty of the same. Because of this bias, motorcyclists should seek the help of an attorney to present the facts indisputably on their behalf. Arlington, TX, motorcycle accidents attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton and his team can build a case to defend the rights of motorcyclists and secure compensation on their behalf if they have been injured in a motor vehicle accident.
Common Motorcycle Accidents
The most frequent accident that occurs involving a motorcycle and a car is when a car turns into the path of a motorcycle. There are a number of reasons this can happen: either the driver misjudges the speed of the motorcycle, is inattentive, or does not account for the possibility of a motorcycle in the vicinity and begins turning because there are no other cars in sight. Another common accident occurs when a car suddenly veers into the motorcyclist’s lane or changes lanes without looking. This could be due to inattentiveness or because the motorcycle is in the driver’s blind spot.
Because motorcycles do not have the extensive safety measures that cars do, motorcyclists can be catastrophically injured when they are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. While cars have safety features such as a steel frame, seat belts, rear view cameras, and lane change warnings, motorcyclists typically only have a helmet and thick clothing to protect them. These do little against a multi-thousand pound vehicle. In addition to road rash and other minor bumps and bruises, motorcyclists can suffer injuries such as:
Your injuries could require significant rehabilitation and ongoing medical expenses. You could be unable to return to work and lose your income as a result. Mr. Walton is prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve to cover these and any other future expenses.
Because motorcycles do not have the extensive safety measures that cars do, motorcyclists can be catastrophically injured when they are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.
If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you can seek monetary compensation in a third-party claim. To successfully do so, you will need to establish fault. This requires gathering evidence, including:
- Police reports – Police reports may include an officer’s opinion on who was responsible for the accident as well as state whether traffic laws were violated. This is a crucial piece of evidence in determining which driver was at fault.
- Witness statements – Witnesses to the accident may be able to corroborate your version of the events leading up to the accident.
- Traffic laws – If the other party was speeding, ignored traffic signs, failed to yield, or committed any other traffic violation, it could be determined that the motor vehicle operator was driving recklessly.
Hire a Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
If you have suffered a personal injury in a motorcycle or bicycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, we urge you to call the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton, P.C. as soon as possible. Mr. Walton is a board-certified personal injury trial lawyer who will put his decades of experience to work for you. Contact our office online or call (817) 429-4299 to schedule your consultation with our team.