As more motorcycle enthusiasts share the road with automobiles and trucks, the injuries and deaths associated with operating motorcycles has likewise increased. Indeed, in 2012 alone, 4,957 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents—an increase of 7 percent from the 4,630 motorcycle-related deaths in 2011. In addition, 93,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents during 2012, a 15 percent increase from 81,000 injuries in 2011.
In a city with as much fast-moving traffic as Dallas, motorcyclists are more at risk with a variety of larger, heavier vehicles making the highways and streets a dangerous daily commute. Motorcyclists are exposed to a wider variety of potentially severe injuries, including:
- Bone Fractures
- Neck and Back Injuries
- Head Trauma
But the increased risk of operating a motorcycle does not eliminate a motorcyclist’s right to travel without being injured as the result of another driver’s negligence, and a motorcyclist is just as entitled to compensation for his or her injuries as any other motorist on the road.
Although the rights of motorcyclists are equally protected under Texas law, accidents involving motorcycles often present unique issues that require the skill and experience of an attorney who is familiar with the unique laws and challenges facing motorcycle operators, including motorcycle machinery operation, helmet regulations, right of way rules, manufacturer recalls, and visibility problems.
At Reed Law, PLLC, we have the skills and experience necessary to ensure your rights as a motorcyclist are protected if you are injured as the result of a motor vehicle collision. If you have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to pursue a claim against those responsible, please contact our motorcycle accident attorneys today at 214.570.9555 for a free consultation.