The last thing any motorcyclist expects is that they will need a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and they are often caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our skilled team has extensive experience helping motorcycle accident victims secure the compensation they are entitled to for what has happened.
During the latest reporting year of data available from the Texas Department of Transportation, we can see that there were thousands of motorcycle accidents that resulted in injuries or fatalities during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were:
The truth is that motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to injuries in the event they are in a crash with a traditional passenger vehicle. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, the impact of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds can cause significant damage. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, it is not uncommon for our motorcycle accident lawyers in Dallas to help victims who have sustained the following:
Each of these injuries can result in significant recovery times for victims as well as costly medical bills and lost income.
Many of the causes of motorcycle accidents are similar to the causes of any other traffic crash. However, vehicle drivers in and around Dallas often fail to give motorcyclists the respect and space they deserve on the roadway. It is not uncommon for drivers to follow a motorcyclist too closely or to dangerously pass a motorcyclist. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Motorcyclists are also more vulnerable to roadway hazards, such as defects in paving and objects discarded on the roadway. It is the responsibility of municipalities and state agencies to keep the roadways safe. If these governmental agencies fail to properly inspect and maintain the roadway, they could be held liable in the event a motorcyclist crashes and sustains a serious injury.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the actions of another driver, contact an attorney today. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our team is dedicated to helping Dallas motorcycle accident victims recover the compensation they deserve, which can include: