Motorcycle Accidents in San Antonio, Texas
In 2018, San Antonio recorded 16 deaths from motorcycle accidents. This was actually below the five-year average of 21 deaths per year. Still, despite only making up a small fraction of all vehicles on the road, motorcycles were involved in nearly 20 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths recorded that year.
As any rider knows, motorcyclists face unique hazards while on the road. From in attentive drivers to debris and poorly maintained roads, motorcyclists must constantly be on the watch for other people’s mistakes. Unfortunately, no matter how attentive a motorcyclist is, not every accident is avoidable.
When an accident does occur, it is essential that you contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can help you recover the compensation necessary to pay for the medical treatment you need as well as help you recover any lost wages you may have accrued as a result of missing work. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Thomas J. Henry Law are prepared to fight for you and help you get back on your feet and back on the road.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
For the most part, motorcycle accidents have the same causes as traditional traffic accidents. They tend to occur in the same places, such as busy intersections, and are often the result of negligence, inattentiveness, and lapses in judgement.
The top contributing factors for multiple-vehicle motorcycle accidents at intersections include:
- Failure to yield right of way
- Failure to control speed
- Driver inattention
- Driver distraction
- Drunk driving
- Disregarding stop sign or stop light
Additional risks may be associated with inclement weather or mechanical issues and defects.
Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
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
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Contact an Experienced San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Did you get into an accident while you were riding on your motorcycle? If you were seriously injured and you know that you did not have any fault in causing the accident, you should try to seek compensation. Thomas J. Henry Law would like to help you seek financial compensation for your injuries and the trauma you have experienced
Our attorneys are available 24/7 to provide your FREE case review. If your injuries prevent you from visiting our San Antonio offices, we can send an attorney directly to you.
Our San Antonio Personal Injury Law Offices
- Phone number: 210-941-2191 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
- Address: 5710 W Hausman Rd, Suite 108, San Antonio, Texas 78249