The D.O.T. estimates that motorcycle drivers and passengers are 26 times more likely to experience a deadly accident than those in passenger vehicles. Most of these motorcycle accidents result in serious physical injury for the rider. Insurance companies are infamous for taking advantage of victims by underpaying legitimate claims, denying them, or blaming the driver of the motorcycle.
Beaumont motorcycle accidents often happen when a vehicle makes a left turn and fails to stop for the oncoming motorcycle, likely from not looking for them. Cyclists will often strike the vehicle as it makes the turn or crash when attempting to avoid the vehicle.
Beaumont motorcycle accidents are also more likely to occur at night or during a storm, even in motorcycles with particularly bright lights. This is because drivers look for a pair of lights rather than a single and mistake a motorcycle for a stationary object.
Road hazards also cause motorcycle accidents in Beaumont. Common items like manholes, pot holes, bumps in roads, dead animals, unsafe roads, construction, and other road irregularities can cause the cyclist to strike an object or be thrown from the bike.
Who Needs a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
In Texas, 428 motorcyclists were killed on the road for the year 2012. Victims of motorcycle accidents and their families often face a hard path associated with the injuries sustained during the crash, and many can be lifelong. Challenges post-accident include getting urgent care, follow up care, surgeries, physical therapy, and extensive care that goes on for decades. Victims are also often left with large medical bills and a diminished capacity to earn the money to pay them. They also need a lawyer to help them recover:
- Medical expenses for the present and future
- Lost wages for the present and future
- Pain and suffering
- Damage done to the motorcycle
- Tax, title, and licensing fees
- And other forms of reimbursement
Contact a Beaumont Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed a motorcycle accident, there is a limited time to act. Please contact our firm to discuss your case and your options to file suit with no obligation.