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Motorcycles and Right of Way in Texas

Submitted by jrlaw on Nov 21st, 2016

Motorcycles and Right of Way

Motorcycles provide their riders with a sense of exhilaration and freedom on the road. Unfortunately, they have to share road real estate with other drivers who may sometimes be aggressive, inattentive, careless or even drunk.

Unfortunately, motorcycles are no match when it comes to car-vs-motorcycle accidents, and riders generally have little to no protection from impacts. Most of these accidents tend to be catastrophic, and it’s not uncommon for motorcycle riders to lose their lives in low-speed collisions.

Have you been injured in a Dallas motorcycle accident? You may be able to collect money damages through a personal injury claim. Please contact Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-659-1620 for your free, confidential consultation.

Statistics show that most car-vs-motorcycle accidents happen due to passenger-car drivers not respecting a motorcycle rider’s right of way. Here are some scenarios:

  1. Failing to yield to an oncoming motorcycle when turning left across opposing lanes of traffic. These accidents occur most-frequently, and are generally caused by a driver's failure to notice the approaching motorcycle. This is why you must always check twice for motorcycles before turning across lanes of traffic. Some of these collisions are caused by a simple driver distraction (which is a big problem on Dallas roads).
  2. Failing to yield to a motorcycle preparing to merge or overtake.
  3. Failure to use turn signals or check blind spots when switching lanes.

According to statistics, 30% of all motorcycle accident injuries are to the feet and legs, with 22% of injuries targeting the head and neck. Motorcyclists are reminded to wear properly fitting helmets, reflective clothing, always have their headlight on, and always practice defensive driving.

Right after an accident, it’s important to consider your legal options. Our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys offer free consultations, and can explain the options avilable to you (as well as how we can help). We may be able to reconstruct the accident together with the help of experts so that we can determine what exactly led up to your accident, and who was ultimately responsible. In addition, we’ll collect eyewitness testimony and work closely with the authorities to get the necessary documentation which will give you the best chance at winning your case.

Rasansky Law Firm has extensive experience representing individuals who were injured in motorcycle accidents. After an event like this, your life may never be the same again. You may need a slew of treatments and maybe even expensive surgeries, all of which will eat into your savings if you're forced to pay for them yourself.

If you work for a living, you will be forced to take a few weeks off to recover (if you can ever return to work) and may have to contend with lost wages or a diminished earning capacity. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve to reimburse you for lost wages, medical treatment, pain and suffering and so much more. Please call us today at 1-877-659-1620. The consultation is free, and you will never pay us a dime unless we win your case.