Personal Injury from a Motorcycle Accident
Most people who ride motorcycles have an adventurous spirit. If this is combined with skill, knowledge, alertness and responsibility for defensive driving, accidents can be prevented. However, just due to the fact you are not surrounded by any protection, as you would be in a car, an accident is more likely to cause severe injury. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you should contact a Longview motorcycle injury attorney to discuss the possibility of using our services. At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher, Perry, Runge, Robertson and Smith Law Firm, we have experience helping individuals who have been involved in all types of vehicle accidents. We do not view our clients as “cases” or “injuries” but as people who have been hurt and need our help.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
There are many causes of motorcycle accidents, but the most common and dangerous is when a car is making a left-hand turn. Due to the smaller size of a motorcycle, they are not as visible to the driver of the car. Blind spots, distraction, drug or alcohol influences, and more can make it difficult for the driver to see the motorcycle. Drug or alcohol use by either driver can be a cause for motorcycle accidents. Speeding or dangerous driving on the part of the motorcyclist or other driver can obviously cause disaster. A motorcycle is far more unstable during braking or an emergency swerve, so it is more likely to collide or crash and cause injury than a car. While protective equipment can help, especially the use of a safety helmet, it is unlikely a motorcycle driver would experience no injuries in an accident.
No matter what your circumstances are, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, either as the driver of the motorcycle or the other vehicle, you should most definitely seek the counsel of a personal injury attorney.
Contact a Longview motorcycle accident attorney today for a consultation. We also serve clients in Houston and all of East Texas.