Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles can be a great way to commute on Houston's busy streets and have become the go-to form of transportation for thousands of people. As easy as motorcycles can be in cutting down travel time and gas money, motorcycles can also be incredibly dangerous to riders. With very little between the pavement, car or object other than the clothes and helmet that they may be wearing, motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic. Crash victims often suffer from broken bones, road rash, head and brain trauma, paralysis and sometimes death.
Injuries and Damages Suffered By Riders
More fatal accidents occur on motorcycles than any other type of vehicle. In a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over 5,000 fatal crashes occurred in 2008 alone. Riders that are not injured, often require hospitalization for their injuries and can face high medical costs, long-term recovery, repairs to their motorcycle and psychological damage. While most accidents are single-rider accidents, there are plenty of collisions that occur between a motorcycle and a negligent driver and if you have been injured because of another driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries.
Seek Compensation Through a Motorcycle Accident Claim
At Wyly & Cook, LLP, we understand that this time in your life can be difficult, and you may be filled with anxiety and questions. Often times, insurance companies offer to total motorcycles rather than fund repairs to the bike; however, it is important that you speak with a Houston car accident attorney from our firm before accepting this deal. Totaling your motorcycle may get rid of important evidence that could help your case.
We will do our best to preserve evidence, fully investigate the crash and help bring the wrongful party to justice. Negligent drivers found at-fault for a motorcycle collision, may be help responsible for your damages. Contact our firm today to speak with an experienced auto accident attorney and to begin developing a strong case for your injuries.