Chicago and Dallas/Ft. Worth Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycles are a common sight on Illinois and Texas roadways. Not only are they a fun and exhilarating mode of transportation, but they are also very efficient. However, motorcycles come with inherent dangers. They offer little protection and must share the road with cars, trucks, and 18-wheelers, which can put riders at risk. Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially if serious injuries occurred as a result. Due to the nature of motorcycle accidents, serious injuries are quite common and often severe. In addition to physical injuries, financial and emotional damages are often the result of a motorcycle accident.
Riding a motorcycle on the open road and inhaling the fresh air as you ride is like no other feeling in the world. Adrenaline junkies and the average Joe alike love the rush of riding on a motorcycle, but it also comes with inherent risks. Accidents involving motorcycles are some of the worst imaginable, in large part because motorcycles are often driven at high speeds without much protection. Statistics indicate that 98 percent of motorcycle accidents result in some type of injury.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
In many cases, motorcycle accidents are fatal, leaving behind loved ones and mounting medical bills. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident because of another person’s negligence, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Over the last decade, motorcycle accident deaths have doubled in the United States. There are numerous reasons for this, including smartphones and other devices taking drivers’ attention from the road, and more inexperienced riders on the roads. Some of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Injuries to the legs and feet
- Road rash and burns
- Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Muscle damage
- Biker’s arm
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Riding a motorcycle comes with risks, but it is not an overtly dangerous activity. One of the reasons many motorcycle accidents occur is because of other drivers who are not paying attention or are unaware of a motorcycle rider’s speed or presence. Along these same lines, it is said that the human brain has a hard time perceiving small objects that are closer (such as a motorcycle in the next lane) than large objects that are in the distance. This is just one explanation for why we see many motorcycle accidents take place. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Illinois and Texas include:
- Driver error
- Faulty equipment
- Dangerous conditions
To learn more about how we can help you following a motorcycle accident, contact experienced motorcycle accident attorney Moises Briseño and Associates at Toro Law immediately to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. We are fluent in English and Spanish and are prepared to take on your case today, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.