Motorcycle Accidents are an Unfortunately Common Occurrence in Corpus Christi
Fatal motorcycle accidents continue to plague Texas roadways, and Corpus Christi is not immune to these types of crashes. In 2017, Texas eclipsed 500 motorcyclist fatalities for the second straight year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are involved in fatal accidents 27 times more frequently than passenger car occupants.
Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are usually severe in nature, requiring surgeries and years of treatment and therapy. Medical bills and lost wages from missing work can cause financial hardships for you and your family. Let our Corpus Christi motorcycle accident lawyers help you navigate the legal process and help you get back on your feet.
How Do Motorcycle Accidents Continue to Happen?
Despite the great local and statewide efforts, such as TxDOT’s “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaigns, motorcyclists continue to be involved in serious accidents with other vehicles. In 2015, there were eight motorcyclist deaths in Nueces County, including Corpus Christi and surrounding communities. An additional 20 incapacitating injuries occurred as a result of motorcycle crashes in the county (Texas A&M Transportation Institute).
Motorcycle accidents frequently occur at busy intersections, and a passenger vehicle is involved in 90 percent of multiple-vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle. The top contributing factors for multiple-vehicle motorcycle accidents at intersections include:
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to control speed
- Driver inattention
- Disregarding stop sign or stop light
Oftentimes in motorcycle accidents involving other larger vehicles, motorists cite that they simply did not see the motorcycle prior to the crash. Motorcycles are smaller and are more easily blocked by other vehicles on the road, the surrounding environment, or road signs.
Injured in a Corpus Christi Motorcycle Accident?
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, on average, a motorcyclist dies in a crash on Texas roads every day. Thousands of motorcyclists are injured each year. Motorcyclists and their passengers are at a significantly higher risk of being injured in a crash. Common injuries that occur to motorcyclists involved in wrecks include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Severe muscle sprains and strains
- Spinal cord, neck, and back injuries
- Head and brain injuries (concussions, traumatic brain injuries)
- Road rash, including scarring
If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash and sustained any of the above injuries, contact a local Corpus Christi motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. At Thomas J. Henry Law, our team of more than 100 attorneys will help you find the treatment you need to get back on your feet and fight for the compensation you deserve. The driver or company that caused the crash and your injuries should be held responsible for their dangerous driving and foot the bill of your medical costs and lost wages.
Speak to a Corpus Christi Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Following a motorcycle accident, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment and file a police report. After you or your loved one’s well-being is taken care of, call Thomas J. Henry. We’re available 24/7 to take your call and discuss your case at no charge. For more than 25 years, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Corpus Christi have helped injured victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
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