Many people in the greater Houston area and other parts of Texas enjoy riding motorcycles. Particularly as the weather in the area continues to get warmer, motorcyclists will take to the Texas roads for a number of reasons.
Under the traffic laws of this state, these motorcyclists have every right to use the roads in the same way that other motorists do. On the other side of the coin, drivers of other vehicles have an obligation to operate their vehicles safely and cautiously around motorcycles.
Unfortunately, many drivers of cars and other vehicles do not always look out for the best interest of motorcyclists while they are driving. Sometimes, operators are just going too fast or are driving aggressively. Perhaps more commonly, these drivers just are not paying enough attention to notice a motorcycle or don't fully appreciate the differences between how motorcycles and cars operate.
The sad thing is that, given the size difference between a motorcycle and a car, a motorcyclist often comes away from an accident seriously injured, assuming that he survives the accident at all. After all, even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet and other protective gear, she is still relatively unprotected from the force of a full-sized vehicle.
Even what seemed like a low-speed or potentially minor collision can be a huge catastrophe if a motorcyclist is involved.
The point is that, after an accident, an injured motorcyclist in the Houston area is likely going to need help with medical bills and lost wages, as well as other out-of-pocket expenses. Moreover, such serious accidents will probably take an emotional toll on the motorcyclist and his family.
At our law office, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to help injured motorcyclists get the compensation they will likely need to put their lives back in order after an accident.