Motorcycle Accidents: The Assumption of Fault

While drivers on four wheels or more are often quick to blame a motorcycle accident on a rider, a large percentage of these deadly accidents are caused by car or truck drivers. At McCraw Law Group, we know that riders have just as much right to the road as other vehicle operators. We will help you by obtaining and preserving the evidence to support your case and fight to hold negligent drivers to account for the damages they have caused.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

When vehicle drivers do not put safety first it makes the road dangerous, particularly motorcycle riders. Other conditions can also come into play. Here are some common causes of motorcycle accidents:

  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Left turns at intersections, hitting a rider
  • Distracted driving or texting while driving
  • Failure to use signal lights when turning or changing lanes
  • Faulty motorcycle parts, brakes, tires
  • Hazardous road conditions

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accident injuries vary, but due to the unprotected nature of the rider, they are almost always severe. Injuries include:

  • Severe lacerations (road rash)
  • Broken bones
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Amputations
  • Disfiguring injuries
  • Fatal injuries

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders are more than 20 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than the driver or passengers in an accident. At McCraw Law Group, our legal team can assist riders and their families to pursue compensation for all damages. As these injuries may lead to a life that is forever changed, the quality, skills, and dedication of our firm will be focused on ensuring the maximum compensation is vigorously pursued. As trial attorneys, if the insurance company of a negligent driver fails to make a fair offer, we are confident and persuasive at trial.

When to File Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

In Texas, you have a limit of two years to file your claim in a motorcycle accident for it to be considered valid. You can wait, but we advise you to act while the incident is still fresh in the witnesses’, or your own, mind. Evidence is extremely important to help get you the maximum compensation to cover the costs of your recovery.

If you are in hospital, seasoned Amarillo motorcycle accident attorneys with McCraw Law Group can do the groundwork of collecting evidence, witness statements, contacting insurance companies, and preparing your case to file a claim. The longer you wait, the colder the case becomes.

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McCraw Law Group Will Fight for You

Being involved in a motorcycle accident hurts. Not just your body, but your bank account, your ability to work and to enjoy life with the ones you love. You shouldn’t have to suffer for the negligent driving of another. If you feel you were partially to blame for the accident, don’t give up now. There may still be legal avenues available to you to cover the unexpected costs you now face. At McCraw Law Group we believe everyone has a right to compassionate legal counsel. It’s one of the reasons we don’t charge anything until we win. Call us today to discuss how we can fight for you.

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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If you are in need of a personal injury attorney in North Texas, please contact the team at McCraw Law Group today. We are ready to help you in a broad range of serious accident and injury legal issues, and offer multiple ways to reach us.

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