Read this Post after any Motorcycle Accident
If you live in San Antonio and ride a motorcycle please read this post after any motorcycle accident. There are a number of people living in San Antonio who ride motorcycles. Each day motorcyclists take to the streets of San Antonio hoping to commute safely and efficiently. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a higher risk of getting involved in an accident than any other motorists on the road. Passenger vehicles have a difficult time paying attention to motorcyclists. This puts motorcyclists in danger every time they take their bike out for a spin. Motorcycle accidents happen daily and it is up to you to be prepared if you or a loved one is involved in a motorcycle accident. If you have recently been involved in a motorcycle collision, contact a San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer at Carabin & Shaw today so we can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and property damages. A skilled lawyer is essential to acquiring your deserved compensation. Continue to read this post after any motorcycle accident in order to understand your case better.
A study from the Insurance Information Institute shows that in 2015 there were over 80,000 motorcycle accidents that resulted in injuries. In that same year, 13,000 people experienced property damage from a motorcycle accident, while 5,000 people tragically lost their lives. The interesting thing about motorcycle accidents is that 80% of the time the motorcyclist is not at fault. A recent study confirms that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive drivers of cars and trucks. More and more automobile drivers are failing to pay proper attention to the roads and fail to recognize the unique qualities of motorcycles. The findings can be backed up, in part, by the fact that motorcycles can stop much faster than cars and there are more distractions when driving a car.
It is important to note that motorcycles are more difficult to see than cars and while not seeing the rider is no excuse for negligence, it will often be the cause of the accident. In more and more cases we are finding that the operator of automobiles or trucks to be subjected to more distractions such as texting and driving, cell phones, stereos, DVD players, and conversations with passengers. Passenger drivers simply need to be more attentive and the stigma that motorcyclists are reckless motorists must end. Continue to read this post after any motorcycle accident.
Despite what anyone tells you about the cause of an accident involving a motorcycle, know that you have rights as a motorcyclist. If you are involved in an accident, you can suffer long lasting injuries that require months of hospitalization. Your hospital bills can add up, and you will need compensation from the accident in order to pay them off. Over the last decades, our law firm and our attorneys have found motorcyclists to be usually "more defensive drivers." The lawyers often find the biker or motorcyclist to be more aware of the traffic and of the environment around his or her surroundings.
At Carabin & Shaw, we do not stigmatize motorcyclists and will fight for your case. Our lawyers can investigate your accident and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve. At Carabin & Shaw’s San Antonio location we very experienced lawyers who love investigating and fighting for the rights of motorcyclists. Call our San Antonio location today to speak with an experienced attorney day or night. The consultation is free and we are capable of speaking with Spanish speakers. Se habla Español. Do not wait, please contact Carabin & Shaw today at 1.800.862.1260