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Motorcycles are a fantastic lifestyle and hobby for many. The biggest threat to motorcyclists on San Antonio roads is other drivers. Texas is one of the top three states with the highest motorcycle accident numbers that turn into fatalities. If you or someone you love is involved in a motorcycle accident or any auto accident at all, life is often turned upside down: medical bills, time off work, property damage, serious injuries, and psychological injuries are common. If you need help, schedule your free consultation with the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC. For more than 20 years, we’ve represented victims of motorcycle accidents and their families. We want to help you too.
In 2020, Texas was the unfortunate home of close to 8,000 motorcycle accidents. Out of those, over 1,500 were seriously injured and almost 500 riders died. Along with Florida and California, Texas has more motorcycle crashes than the rest of the nation. And San Antonio was the second most dangerous city in Texas for motorcycle fatalities.
To be more specific about motorcycle statistics, the Texas Department of Transportation states that May through October is the most deadly time for motorcyclists to be on the road. The majority of motorcycle accidents that aren’t categorized as solo rider accidents are the result of the driver of the other vehicle.
Because you don’t have an entire vehicle wrapped around you to absorb at least some of the impact, you run the risk of serious injuries or even death.
The most common injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are:
According to the Texas Department of Transportation’s Motorcycle Safety Unit, the common causes of motorcycle accidents in Texas include:
Motorcycle accident victims and their families may be eligible for two different types of compensation. While there’s no way to determine in a single page how much your motorcycle accident claim is worth, you should know that you may be entitled to financial compensation. Compensation is broken down into two categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages compensate you for your financial losses. Non-economic damages compensate you for other losses that can’t have a dollar amount assigned. Examples of compensation include:
Learn more about your potential compensation by scheduling a free case evaluation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.
If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident in San Antonio or the surrounding area, there are some things that you can do to help protect your legal rights. Do the following:
San Antonio is known for having some of the most dangerous roads in Texas. Because motorcycle drivers and passengers have less protection than those in other vehicles, they face a higher rate of serious, permanent injuries and death. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, both motorcyclists and vehicle drivers should pay extra attention when in the following places:
Drivers of vehicles should always watch for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists should continue to drive defensively and wear their safety gear. If you were involved in a motorcycle crash in San Antonio, schedule your free consultation with experienced San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyers at The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC.
Motorcycle accidents in San Antonio and the surrounding areas are serious. Make sure that you’re represented by the premier San Antonio accident attorneys. Schedule your free consultation with The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, now.
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