Statistically, motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be the victims of fatal accidents on the road than car drivers.
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While it is not uncommon for Houstonians to encounter motorcycles on the road, many people don’t realize how severely negligent driving endangers motorcyclists.
Throughout the United States, 11% of roadway accidents involve a motorcycle, and of that 11%, over half are accidents involving a motorcycle colliding with another vehicle.
The sad truth is that, like everywhere else in the country, motorcycle accidents are relatively common. No matter where you are, the general causes of motorcycle accidents remain the same.
42% of fatal motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle occur when the other vehicle attempts to turn left into the path of a motorcycle that was moving straight ahead in the next lane.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- Failure to observe rules regarding Right of Way
- Vehicle Blind Spots
- Merging into a Motorcyclist’s Lane
- The Failure of Drivers to Properly Consider Motorcycles to be Vehicles
- Impaired Driving
- Distracted Car Drivers
- Misjudgment of Speed or Distance of Motorcycles
- Turning in Front of Oncoming Motorcycles
Attorney Ernesto Sigmon helps clients who have been injured in a motorcycle accident.
The number of ways a vehicle driver’s negligence could potentially lead to a motorcycle accident numbers in the hundreds.
Apart from drivers failing to be alert for motorcycles on the road or considering their safety in poor weather conditions, sometimes merely driving past a motorcycle rider in a hazardous fashion is enough to cause an accident.
Further, due to the inherent difference in size between the vehicles, a motorcycle rider is always going to be at the mercy of a car or truck in the event of an accident – even with protective gear and a helmet.
As a result of this vulnerability, the negligence of vehicle drivers has the potential to cause severe injuries and suffering for motorcyclists.
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At Sigmon Law, PLLC, attorney Ernesto Sigmon understands that all motorists deserve vigorous representation, and that when they do occur, accidents — especially motorcycle accidents — can have life-changing consequences for the motorcyclist involved and his or her loved ones.
The family of anyone who enjoys riding a motorcycle frequently faces concerns about the possibility of an accident crippling the financial future of their loved one, simply due to other motorists’ failure to afford motorcyclists the respect to which they are legally entitled when sharing the road.
If you or a loved one is facing the consequences of a motorcycle accident, be sure to retain an attorney who has the experience, understanding, and commitment to protect the rights of motorcycle riders through every stage of the accident.
Attorney Ernesto Sigmon has experience dealing with motorcycle accident cases and is committed to making sure you receive every dollar you deserve if you’ve been hurt as a result of the negligence of another driver.
The journey to recovery after an accident can bring long bouts of expensive medical bills, months of physical therapy, time away from work and family, and will require tremendous emotional support from your loved ones.
During those difficult times, when you find yourself injured and unable to take care of your family, or even yourself, you can rely on Ernesto Sigmon to fight for your rights and do whatever is possible to get you the money you deserve.
Sigmon Law, PLLC will help you resolve your claim rapidly and effectively, so you’ll be able to focus on healing your injuries and rebuilding both your life and your motorcycle.
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