Laredo Motorcycle Accident Caused by Negligent Driver
In the late hours of May 21, 2017, Asher Solis was riding his motorcycle through the streets of Laredo. Further ahead of Solis on Bob Bullock Loop, a Toyota Tundra was making a left turn onto East Corridor Road. As Solis’ motorcycle sped towards the intersection, the driver of the truck failed to yield the right-of-way. Because of this single act of inattentive negligence, this was the last ride of Solis’ life.
Unfortunately, Solis’ story isn’t uncommon; Laredo motorcycle accidents are at an all-time high and rising annually. Every day, the safety of motorcyclists is compromised by motorists who fail to give the proper awareness and attention to their two-wheeled peers. With the population of motorcyclists rising in Laredo, so too does their risk of accident or injury.
Was a careless driver, whether operating a car, commercial vehicle, or another motorcycle, driving negligently or aggressively in the moments leading the crash that injured or killed you or a family member? Contact the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw today. Our skilled attorneys have the experience you need to reclaim your life from a Laredo motorcycle accident caused by negligent driver.The Serious Nature of Motorcycle Injuries
Motorcycle injuries after a traffic accident are almost always serious. The range of possible injuries includes brain and spinal cord damage, lacerations, broken bones, paralysis, permanent arm and leg disabilities, and potentially even death.
Worse, many deep-tissue trauma injuries do not surface until days or weeks after the accident, and if they are not documented when you make your claim, they will not be eligible in court to be used in the final calculation of damages. For this reason, it is extremely important to receive a thorough medical examination immediately after an accident, even if you don’t think you’re hurt.
The insurance of the at-fault motorist isn’t in the business of losing money, and won’t give you a second chance to document your medical costs. Even if you have trouble keeping the records, a competent lawyer like those employed by Carabin & Shaw can request the documentation for you – but only if you received the treatment in the first place.Types of Laredo Motorcycle Accident Caused by Negligent Driver
The many ways in which the inattentiveness or carelessness of another driver may pose a danger to you and your motorcycle are, unfortunately, many. The possibilities are only limited to as many traffic situations that can be seasoned with a dash of negligence. This is not a problem for the specialized team of Carabin & Shaw attorneys, however, which handles all forms of motorcycle accident caused by careless and negligent drivers, including:
- Drivers changing lanes into a motorcycle.
- Drivers turning onto a street in front of a motorcycle.
- Drivers hitting a motorcycle in an intersection.
- Drunk drivers swerving into another lane.
- Drivers texting and driving.
- Driving too fast for roadway conditions
- Driving while engaging in distracting activities, such as looking at maps, or fiddling with the car's radio.
- Driving while intoxicated.
- Driving while under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter medications that specifically warn against driving while taking them.
- Drivers not reading or paying attention to posted signs and warnings, including the posted speed limit, yield signs, and marked lanes on the road
- Commercial truckers driving while excessively sleepy or tired.
When seeking restitution against at-fault negligent drivers and their insurance companies, it is imperative to act without delay. Important evidence upon which your case may pivot may disappear or be intentionally destroyed. If you are seeking compensation for medical costs, the period of time for which the claim may remain valid is constrained by its own statutes of limitations. Unless the at-fault insurers were incorporated yesterday, they very likely now these facts well, and they will use them at every opportunity against you to limit their own losses.
If you have suffered a serious injury from a Laredo motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, we may be able to help you collect compensation beyond that which is provided through insurance claims. At Carabin & Shaw, every client matters and every case matters. Our lawyers can provide you with the peace of mind and results you need – we focus our attention on each and every case we take on, and it is our mission to win the maximum compensation available for you and your family, no matter the odds.
Don’t delay; the insurers and lawyers of the at-fault party won’t. Our representatives are courteous and considerate, and able to take your call in either English or Spanish. To schedule a free case consultation with a professional Laredo motorcycle accident attorney, call our offices in Laredo at 956.333.3333, or toll-free at 1.800.862.1260, day or night.