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Houston Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

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Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. Motorcyclists understand the risks that they face, and they usually take great care to stay as safe as possible. In addition to wearing helmets and using other safety gear, most motorcyclists do everything they can to make sure they are visible to other drivers while following traffic laws and minimizing the chances that they will be involved in a collision. Unfortunately, many drivers do not act with the same level of care, and when they fail to share the road safely with motorcycles, dangerous or deadly motorcycle accidents can occur. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, motorcyclists who have been injured by negligent drivers can take legal action to pursue compensation for their injuries and damages.

The Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec provides representation in multiple different types of accident and injury cases, and we work to make sure injury victims will be able to address their injuries and make a full recovery. With over 25 years of experience representing injury victims, Attorney Kadlec can make sure motorcyclists take the correct steps to hold negligent drivers or other liable parties responsible for the injuries they have suffered.

Negligence Leading to Motorcycle Wrecks

Collisions involving motorcycles often occur because drivers of other vehicles act negligently. Forms of driver negligence that can lead to motorcycle accidents include:

  • Distracted driving - Drivers need to make sure they are fully aware of motorcycles. If a driver does not fully pay attention to the road, they may not notice a motorcycle in their blind spot, or they may fail to check to make sure the road is clear before changing lanes, making turns, or proceeding through intersections. Drivers who talk or text on cell phones or otherwise take their attention away from the road may cut off a motorcycle or run them off the road.
  • Tailgating - The smaller size of motorcycles can sometimes make their speed difficult to judge. Drivers who follow too closely behind a motorcycle may be unable to slow down or stop in time to avoid striking a motorcyclist that has slowed down unexpectedly.
  • Speeding - Drivers who exceed the speed limit may not have enough time or space to slow down and avoid colliding with a motorcycle.

In some cases, drivers may attempt to avoid liability by claiming that a motorcyclist was partially responsible for a collision. However, Texas law allows a person to pursue compensation as long as they were less than 50 percent responsible, or "at fault" for the crash. When a motorcyclist is partially responsible for a collision, the amount of compensation they can recover will be reduced by their percentage of fault.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcyclists have little in the way of protection, they are likely to suffer serious harm in a collision. The force of a vehicle that strikes a motorcycle can cause multiple types of bodily injuries, and a person may suffer additional injuries if they are thrown from their motorcycle, causing them to land forcefully on the ground or be struck by other vehicles. A motorcyclist may suffer catastrophic injuries such as:

Contact Our Houston Motorcyclist Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our firm can help you take the correct steps to secure compensation for the damages you have suffered. In many cases, drivers will claim that a motorcyclist was responsible for a collision, so it is important to act quickly to gather evidence showing that a negligent driver was at fault for your injuries. Contact our office by calling 281-643-2000 to arrange a complimentary consultation today. We represent injured motorcyclists in Sugar Land, Memorial, Katy, Waller County, Houston, Montgomery County, The Woodlands, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, the Gulf Coast, West Houston, Harris County, Liberty County, Bellaire, Pearland, and Galveston County.

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