Dallas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Attorney E. Michael Grossman has the Experience Necessary to Help You File a Claim or Lawsuit in Order to Recover Damages After an Accident
Hundreds of people are injured and killed every day due to motorcycle accidents and many of these victims are eligible to receive compensation for their damages. Motorcycles are incredibly popular in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and if you ride one, the odds of you being involved in an accident and traumatically hurt are much greater than your odds of being injured in a car accident. This article will discuss why motorcycle accidents are so common, how much you can recover in liability, and why it is so important that you all Grossman Law Offices today to discuss your claim.
Negligence Involving Motorcycle Accidents
Most motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers hitting the biker. While there is a popular myth that motorcyle riders are reckless and rebellious, this atually could not be further from the truth. Most motorcycle riders regularly obey traffic laws and are not in any way more prone to breaking traffic laws. So why are there proportionally so many more motorcycle accidents than automobile accidents?
Because many car drivers are negligent and fail to see the biker. Countless automobile accidents involving motorcycles are the result of the driver of the car not paying attention to their surroundings. Motorcycles are much smaller than regular vehicles and can be easily overlooked by a careless driver. Due to their smaller size, it is much easier for motorcycles and their riders to be lost in a car's blind spot. As a result, many bikers are struck by cars attempting to change lanes without sufficiently checking for other vehicles in neighboring lanes and their blind spot.
Dallas bikers are also at a great risk of being hit by a drunk driver. Many Dallas drunk drivers leave the bar district on North Henderson and immediately get on the North Central Expressway. Intoxicated drivers are very unaware of their surroundings, they have trouble staying in their designated lane, and they often will not even notice a motorcyclist on the road. Although a drunk driver may notice a nearby car they can misjudge the space between the two vehicles and negligently hit the other car. But in the situation where a motorcycle is struck by a drunk driver, often the drunk driver was never even aware of the motorcycle. They 100% did not see the motorcycle rider and consequently hit them often causing life threatening injuries.
One of these reckless drunken drivers could easily fail to see the one headlight on your motorcycle traveling behind them in the next lane over. If this intoxicated driver suddenly decides to change lanes they could cut you off, cause you to swerve, and subsequently lose control of your bike. If you were driving a car and a drunk driver cut you off causing you to swerve, you may be able to recover the balance of your vehicle and proceed without any severe injuries. However, motorcycles do not have the same balance as a regular vehicle. Their balance is very precarious adn any sudden swerving or change in direction could completely compromise the balance of the bike causing you serious harm.
Is a Negligent Party Responsible for All of Your Resulting Injuries?
Obviously, motorcycle riders tend to suffer from more-severe injuries in an accident, than they would if they had been traveling in a car. Many people believe that since you ride a motorcycle and are generally less protected than someone traveling in a traditional car, that you are the main cause of your injuries and, therefore, personally responsible for your own damages. This is absolutely not true, and unfortunately, is a very common misconception. Just because you are less physically protected, it does not mean that you are not afforded the same protections under the law.
Think about it. The law does not provide greater legal protection to someone driving a one ton SUV than it does to someone driving a small Smart Car. Both are street legal in Dallas and if someone hits you while you are driving a compact car they are just as liable as if they hit you while you were driving a large SUV. Although the amount of damage suffered and the seriousness of the injuries can vary greatly between these two vehicles, the responsible drivers is equally liable under Texas law.
As long as you had a valid license for driving a motorcycle and you were obeying all the Dallas traffic laws, then the negligent driver will likely be completely responsible for all of your damages.
Why it is Crucial that Grossman Law Offices Represents You
Many people wrongfully will try to deny their culpability and argue that since you were riding a motorcycle, you are a reckless person who is largely responsible for your injuries. Many insurance companies will argue that you are not entitled to compensation for your damages due to your increased risk of harm. And they will all try to claim that you took on the risk of injury by riding a motorcycle, but this is simply not true. You are entitled to the same protection as any other driver and you need a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney who will fight for your personal interests.
Our attorneys at Grossman Law Offices have helped countless victims just like you who have been injured at no fault of their own. We understand that you are entitled to the same legal protection as any other licensed driver in Texas and we want to help you any way we can. To schedule a meeting at our Dallas office, contact Grossman Law Offices at 1-855-326-0000.
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