Victoria Motorcycle Accident Caused by Negligent Driver
Every time a motorcyclist climbs onto his bike, the possibility of being hit by another vehicle is always in the back of their mind. While the joy of the open road is a natural part of riding, so is the danger. Never is that danger more present than when riding down the narrow and twisting back roads of Victoria, Texas.
It’s a very understandable fear. The ordeal of a motorcycle accident can be a terrifying experience, psychologically and physically. The bond between man and machine is unique to the motorcyclist; the machine is their treasure, their freedom, and their best friend. When their worst nightmare comes true, they often lose much more than the driver of the other vehicle.
If you have sustained injuries in the course of a Victoria motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, the lawyers of Carabin & Shaw are here to help. Your ride’s already been ruined; don’t let someone else’s carelessness ruin anything more than it already has. Our representatives and attorneys are standing by for you any time of the day and night. Call us today, and our attorneys will personally review your case with you in a free initial consultation.Unique Dangers to Victoria Motorcyclists
Victoria motorcycle accidents are on the rise, so it’s more important than ever for motorcyclists to protect themselves. Driving a motorcycle has unique dangers of its own, even more so than driving a regular car or truck. Without the protective chassis that is common to other vehicles surrounding them, motorcyclists are more physically vulnerable in an accident than other motorists. Because of this, the physical injuries motorcyclists may sustain are commonly much more extreme than the average motorist, sometimes to a gruesome degree.
Not only are their bodies more likely to be injured, the bike is more likely to be damaged as well. Motorcycles typically suffer much more damage than the cars that hit them, because the physics of a passenger vehicle on motorcycle wreck puts the bike on the losing side every time. The passenger vehicle’s higher mass, momentum, and structural integrity, as well as a motorcycle’s higher tendency to recoil from the crash impact in a new direction with the same speed it hit, are all factors that amplify the carnage available at the conclusion of the wreck.
Compounding all of these dangers is the way that motorcyclists and other drivers typically interact on the road. Many drivers simply don’t see motorcyclists, either because their mirrors are badly positioned or because the smaller frames of motorcycles are moving swiftly between their fields of vision.
Even when they are seen by other motorists, many drivers have negative prejudices towards motorcyclists, spurring them to drive aggressively or engage in more risky behaviors when in proximity to a motorcycle. In fact, two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents with another vehicle at fault are caused by the driver failing to yield to the motorcyclist.Your Rights as a Victoria Motorcyclist
The driver of a motor vehicle has certain duties under the law not only to ensure the safety of passengers in his or her own vehicle, but towards others on the road as well. This includes bicyclists and pedestrians, in addition to people in other motor vehicles, such as cars, buses, and motorcycles.
There are a variety of manifestations that motorcycle accidents caused by a negligent driver can take, including:
- Swerving, whether due to texting and driving or intoxication,
- Failing to stop at red light,
- Aggressive driving behavior,
- Driving under the influence of drugs or prescription medication,
- Poor visibility
- And many others
Contacting a certified attorney is the first step to ensuring your rights are protected and recovering maximum compensation from your motorcycle accident.Carabin & Shaw’s Attorneys Will Fight for You
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a Victoria motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver? The legal team at Carabin & Shaw has experience in handling motorcycle accident cases and is prepared to fight for your legal rights.
At Carabin & Shaw of Victoria, we know that every client and every case matters. If you’ve suffered an injury from a Victoria motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver, call us right away. If a negligent driver has caused you or a family member injury and discomfort, our law firm can help. We will take on the insurance companies to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Contact us today through our online contact form, or call our local office in Victoria at 361.485.1400 or the twenty-four hour toll-free line at 1.800.862.1260. Your initial consultation is free, and our friendly staff will happily answer any questions you might have. If you decide that Carabin & Shaw is right for you, one of our Victoria motorcycle crash attorneys will listen to your case and prepare the necessary legal plan to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
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