If you or someone close to you was injured in a motorcycle wreck because of someone’s careless or negligent conduct, the Houston motorcycle accident lawyers at Grimes & Fertitta can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.The speed and openness of motorcycles are what make them so appealing and exhilarating; it’s also what makes them so dangerous.
Sadly, car accidents, truck accidents, and even bicycle accidents in Houston are often dangerous and deadly. However, that risk is even higher for motorcyclists in Houston and The Woodlands. In fact, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, “Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists are more than 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash.” That’s six times the fatality rate per registered vehicle.
Don’t let the insurance company take you for a ride. When you work with a Houston motorcycle accident attorney at Grimes & Fertitta, they will take on your case so that you and your family so that you can focus on healing.
Common causes of motorcycle injuries
No matter how they were caused, the consequences of a motorcycle accident can be devastating for victims and their families. However, the different causes of motorcycle injuries can have different size settlements.
- Driver negligence: The most common motorcycle injuries are those that occur due to driver negligence. These accidents include blind-spot collisions, rear-end collisions, illegal u-turns, distracted drivers, improper lane change, or criminal actions such as speeding and DWI. In accidents involving driver negligence, your settlement may be limited to the driver’s insurance coverage.
- Products liability: Sometimes it’s the vehicle and not the vehicle driver that causes a motorcycle accident. If you and your motorcycle accident lawyer can prove that manufacturer negligence contributed to your injury, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for damages.
- Repair shop liability: As a customer, you are owed reliable, honest service by your motorcycle repair shop. If your motorcycle was repaired inadequately, with shoddy parts, or if you were not made aware of a potentially harmful issue discovered by your mechanic, the repair shop could be held liable for your damages.