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Motorcycle accident victims are exposed to some of the worst injuries possible. Contrary to the beliefs of many, motorcyclists are not often involved in a crash due to their own recklessness. Rather, it is the negligence of other drivers that most often leads to a devastating motorcycle collision.
At Williams & Brown LLP, our experienced Texas motorcycle crash lawyers have seen the devastation of these crashes. But we know that recovery is possible through skilled legal representation and a focus on finding fair and full compensation. Call our legal team at (254) 741-6200 to receive a free consultation and learn more about your rights and our help. You may also view our Case Results and Client Reviews pages to learn more about how we’ve helped others.
The Dangerous Actions of Other Drivers
Everyone on the road is both legally and morally obligated to drive safely and respect the wellbeing of others. Unfortunately, many do not take proper precaution when it comes to motorcyclists.
Motorcycles are by nature smaller and more maneuverable than other vehicles. As such, many may not see them on the road until they are close by. If a driver does not actively look for motorcyclists nearby, he or she may seriously endanger them. Many motorcycle crashes are caused by vehicles suddenly pulling in front of riders, sideswiping them, or otherwise acting without knowing they are near.
In addition to these types of negligence, the reckless actions of drivers can also endanger motorcyclists. Drivers who speed, run red lights, drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or otherwise break the law can lead to a major crash. Because motorcyclists are not protected by their vehicles and can only do so much with protective gear, a crash often results in catastrophic injuries.
Working Towards Recovery in Texas
Immediately after your collision, it is important that you report your side of the story to responding police officers, get contact information from those who witnessed the crash, and receive medical attention. All of these will help prove the truth of the accident and medical care will both diagnose all injuries and begin treatment.
Because motorcycle crashes are so severe, it is highly likely that you will be injured in a manner that will absolutely need medical care. Without care, your injuries can worsen and possibly become fatal. Broken bones, sprains, and cuts are serious, but will eventually recover. However, brain trauma, spinal cord damage, and other major injuries, such as crushed bones and burns, can have permanent or long-lasting consequences. While safety equipment like helmets, spine protectors, and jackets can all give riders a better chance of not suffering serious injuries, they cannot protect against all harm.
In either case, recovery can take weeks, months, or years, depending on the type of injury. Through surgery, medication, and rehabilitative care, it is possible that you can completely recover from your injuries and once again have the capabilities that were taken away by the crash.
In cases where you have been harmed due to the actions of other people or organizations, it is absolutely vital that you seek out compensation. By proving their fault, you will receive payments from at-fault parties and their insurance companies. This can pay for past and future medical procedures and all other financial losses, so long as you prove that the injuries you are claiming truly came from the crash.
Putting Your Needs First at Williams & Brown LLP
In the aftermath of a crash, there are many difficulties that you will have to meet head on. However, don’t neglect preserving your rights while you cope with your injuries. Call Williams & Brown LLP at (254) 741-6200 for a free consultation and begin receiving the representation that you will need for a successful case. Whatever difficulties you are currently dealing with, our Waco personal injury attorneys can help you.