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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Errors on the party of a rider and/or a vehicle driver can lead to a motor
vehicle collision. It is important to recognize that everyone must be
attentive and obey the law in order to prevent a collision. As accidents
happen though, it is also important to recognize some of the most common
causes, which include:
- Bad weather conditions
- Failing to yield
- Disobey a traffic sign or signal
- Distracted driving
In some cases, a
defective vehicle or motorcycle part could cause an accident. If this is the case, the victim
may be entitled to file a product liability claim.
What to After a Motorcycle Accident
After a collision, remaining calm is one of the first things to remember
to do. If you are the victim an accident, an overwhelming amount of emotions
such as anger and despair can blind you so stay level-headed and act reasonable
in order to protect your rights.
The motorcyclist and other driver should be sure to get out of the way
of oncoming traffic. If your vehicle is stuck on the road only attempt
to remove it if traffic is completely clear or wait until law enforcement arrives.
Further steps to take after a motorcycle accident include:
- Be sure to call for medical assistant and law enforcement; do not assume
that someone else has already called.
- Assess the situation such as if anyone was hurt and what type of damage
your vehicle sustained.
- Exchange information with the other driver(s) involved including insurance
and contact information.
- A picture is worth a thousand words, so make sure to take photographs of
the scene of the accident, property damage, and visible injuries.
- Write down details you recall about the accident.
- If there are witnesses get their statements as well as contact information
in case you need it in the future.
- When providing details to law enforcement about the accident, provide only
true statements. Do not falsify any information or place blame on anyone.
- Be sure to ask the police officer where you can obtain a copy of the accident report.
- Contact your insurer to let them know you have been involved in a collision
and then contact Doan Law Firm for legal assistance.
Furthermore, always seek medical assistance for any injuries you believe
you or your passengers have suffered. Some signs of an injury may not
appear until hours after the accident occurred which could result in delayed
treatment and permanent damage.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Rider's arm
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
If an insurance representative shows up to the scene of the accident do
not allow them to intimidate you into signing any documentation you do
not understand. Oftentimes adjusters will try to place the blame on one
individual rather than collect the true facts and help the injured party.
Contact our Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
Doan Law Firm, we understand how serious motorcycle accidents can result in extensive
injuries. If you or a loved one is seeking legal counsel after being hurt
in a crash caused by a careless driver, our Texas motorcycle injury attorneys
are ready to help you fight for your right to fair and just compensation.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable in motorcycle accident claims and can
help you fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve. Along
with providing comprehensive legal counsel we can help guide you or your
loved ones through the entire litigation process.
For more information on how we can help you with your motorcycle accident
claim, contact us at 800-349-0000.
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