San Antonio Texas Motorcycle Accident Injury Attorneys
On November 12, 2021, KSAT.com reported that a motorcycle accident in San Antonio claimed the life of 20-year-old motorcyclist Caleb Krauchunas. San Antonio Police said that Mr. Krauchunas approached an intersection on Northwest Military Highway around 6:15 P.M.. On the other side of the intersection, a truck stopped at a flashing yellow light and entered the intersection. When the turn signal turned red, Mr. Krauchunas also entered the intersection, colliding into the right side of the truck. San Antonio police said that, while the truck driver attempted to render aid, Mr. Krauchunas was tragically killed as a result of his injuries.
In any collision between a motorcycle and a larger vehicle, the motorcyclist is more likely to suffer the larger share of damage. These collisions often result in severe, often life-long injuries for motorcyclists. In other cases, the collisions may result in death, leaving parents, spouses, and children to suffer the emotional and financial trauma of losing a loved one.Motorcycle Injury Statistics
The prevalence and inherent dangers of motorcycle accidents are a cause for grave concern. According to the Texas Department of Transportation:
- In 2013, the city of San Antonio had the second highest rate of motorcycle accidents in the state of Texas.
- Motorcyclists account for approximately 16% of all collision deaths statewide.
- 69% of all motorcycle injuries in Texas occur in big cities (such as San Antonio)
Motorcycle injuries are not just a problem in Texas, however. The National Highway Traffic Administration reports that:
- While helmets do lessen the likelihood of death, approximately half of all motorcyclists killed in a collision were wearing helmets at the time of the crash
- Motorcyclists are far more likely (about 25x more likely) to be killed in a collision than drivers of other vehicles
- Motorcyclists are 5x more likely to suffer injuries in a collision than drivers of other vehicles
Survivors of motorcycle accidents are likely to suffer painful, sometimes permanent, injuries. For example, many motorcyclists suffer the following injuries after a collision:
- “Road rash” (or friction burns)
- Broken or fractured limbs
- Organ damage
- Head and spinal trauma
- Severe scarring
These injuries can exist on a scale of minor scrapes to severe, life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists will not survive their injuries. If your loved one was killed by a negligent driver, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek justice for your lost parent, child, or spouse.Choosing the Right San Antonio Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Your motorcycle injury attorney can protect your best interests throughout financial settlement negotiations. However, it is important that you hire an experienced attorney to ensure you receive the full compensation your claim deserves. If you are searching for legal representation for a motorcycle accident claim, look for attorneys that have prior experience representing motorcycle accident victims like you. Ask about their specialty practice areas, availability, fee structures, and client reviews to make the most informed decision.Consult with the Texas Personal Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw
To learn more about your right to fair compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional losses after a motorcycle accident, call the team of personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw. Whether you have questions concerning your eligibility to file, liability for your injuries, estimating your financial settlement payment, or anything else regarding your motorcycle injury, our team of San Antonio Texas motorcycle accident injury attorneys can help.
Our 24/7 English and Spanish-speaking staff are standing by to help schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. To review your case with an experienced Carabin Shaw motorcycle accident attorney, call our office toll-free at 800-862-1260. Feel free to learn more about our resources, history, and mission by exploring our website. Carabin Shaw’s client reviews page can provide more information regarding our experience representing motorcycle accident victims like you.