Uvalde Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycles can be a lot of fun, and Texas is a great state for cross-country rides. With our crystalline rivers, green valleys, and nearly vacant highways, Uvalde is an especially popular destination for motorcyclists. Sadly, though, every year thousands of motorcyclists are injured or even killed by reckless drivers in Texas alone. If you have recently been involved in a collision while on a motorcycle, you need a Uvalde motorcycle accident lawyer, and Carabin & Shaw is here to help you.
If you have been injured in an accident in Uvalde or anywhere in Texas, you are entitled to financial compensation. Most motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries, including: brain trauma, broken limbs, paralysis, et cetera. Drivers of regular automobiles can cause accidents in a number of ways:
- Driver switching lanes into a motorcycle
- Driver turning in front of a motorcycle
- Driver running into a motorcycle at an intersection
- Driver driving and texting
- Drunk driver swerving
- Distracted drivers
- Driving at extreme high speeds for roadway conditions
- Driving under the influence of medications
- Driving fatigued
- Neglecting road signs and warnings
Motorcyclists are very exposed. Nothing shields them from their surroundings or from larger vehicles. They are not strapped to their seat, and besides a helmet and maybe a thickly-padded jacket, there is not much protective gear available to them. Motorcyclists are perhaps more vulnerable than anyone else on the road.
Yet despite their vulnerability, many people do not drive cautiously around them. They cut them off, break abruptly in front of them, veer into their lanes, speed past them, and make a number of other haphazard moves. Some drivers even foster a certain contempt for bikers, choosing to cling to stereotypes that depict them as unlawful, bar-brawling rebels. The Carabin & Shaw motorcycle accident lawyers serving in Uvalde know that motorcyclists are law-abiding citizens and deserve protection
Though bikers, generally speaking, follow the rules of the road, the number of motorcycle fatalities has gone up over the years in Texas. For example, in the reported motorcycle accidents between 2010 and 2015, 30 more people were killed in 2012 than 2010, and 24 more in 2015 than 2012. Not all but most of these fatalities were bikers, almost half of which were not wearing helmets, indicating that motorcyclists can do little to protect themselves in an accident.
The staggering number of motorcycle fatalities is easily avoidable. Most of the drivers who caused these accidents were drunk or distracted. If one of your loved one was killed in any Uvalde motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, Carabin & Shaw is here for you. One of our experienced attorneys will be with you every step of the way as you seek what compensation can be recovered from a motorcycle accident.
Some people think they can trust motorcycle or life insurance to cover medical or funeral expenses. But usually insurance companies are not reliable. They hire lawyers who find ways to get them out of paying claims. The attorneys at Carabin & Shaw will go toe-to-toe with the insurance lawyers. We see that you receive fair compensation beyond what is provided through insurance companies.
The skilled Carabin & Shaw attorneys can give you the peace of mind you deserve. We focus our attention on every client and every case. It is our mission to provide you with excellent results.
For a free consultation, contact our motorcycle accident lawyers serving in Uvalde today by phone at 830.261.4614 or at 1.800.862.1260, our toll free number, or chat with us online. Our legal experts are fluent in both English and Spanish, and are available night and day.