Missouri City Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
Serving Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Pearland, Stafford & Surrounding Areas
In 2021, 521 Texans were killed in motorcycle accidents, the majority of them wearing a helmet at the time. Out of 4,489 fatal collisions that year, motorcycle accident victims amounted to nearly 12% of traffic deaths. This 12% figure is consistent year after year, despite motorcycles making up only 2% of vehicle registrations in the state. Texas has the third most bikes in the country but currently is tied for first in having the highest death rate for motorcycle riders, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics compiled by the insurance comparison platform QuoteWizard.
As the biggest and most populous city in the country’s second biggest and most populous state, Missouri City unfortunately sees its share of motorcycle accidents every year and the catastrophic and fatal injuries that go along with them. Motorcycle riders might be trained, skilled, experienced and cautious riders, but they all too often don’t stand a chance when hit by a negligent, drunk or distracted driver. The Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm excels in providing vehicle crash victims with compassionate care and zealous representation to get them the most compensation available to deal with the harm inflicted on them by a negligent driver. If you have been injured as a motorcyclist or lost a loved one in a fatal crash, contact our experienced Missouri City motorcycle accident lawyer today.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri City
Motorcycle accidents typically happen because somebody was negligent. It could be the rider, the driver of another vehicle, a pedestrian who darts out into traffic, or a government agency who negligently designs an unsafe road or fails to maintain the pavement free of hazards like potholes. When someone other than the rider is responsible for the wreck, the motorcycle accident attorney at the Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm takes the time to investigate the crash, determine who caused it, bring in all responsible parties and hold them accountable for the damage they have caused. Motorcycle accident injuries are serious, painful, long-lasting and debilitating; our goal is always to recover as much compensation as possible on behalf of the victim or their family.
Some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents in Missouri City include:
- Drivers turning left at an intersection or across traffic misjudge the speed and distance of a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction, and they turn across the bike’s path without leaving the rider time to stop or prevent a collision.
- Drivers turn or change lanes without signaling first and without checking their mirrors and blind spots. Motorcycles are smaller and harder to spot than cars, and there are fewer of them on the road so drivers aren’t constantly aware of them. They also come up fast from behind. Unsafe lane changes are a leading cause of motorcycle crashes in and around Missouri City.
- Drivers act aggressively around motorcycles, squeezing them out of their lane and otherwise not giving them space or respect. Drivers sometimes assume the more maneuverable bike will be able to get out of the way, but this isn’t always possible and it never excuses a driver’s negligent, reckless or aggressive behavior.
Regardless of how a motorcycle accident happened, the negligent driver’s insurance company is often likely to try and pin at least some of the blame on the motorcycle rider. They know that bikers in general have an “outlaw” or reckless reputation, and they use this myth to pressure a rider to accept a lower settlement than is due. At the Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm, we know that motorcycle accident victims need every penny they can get to help with the extensive medical bills, lost income, and compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve been forced to endure. It’s critical not to let the victim accept responsibility for an accident they did not cause; not only can it reduce the amount of compensation they receive, but if they are considered more at fault than the other party, then they cannot recover any compensation at all under Texas’ comparative negligence laws.
Contact Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm Today
The Henrietta Ezeoke Law Firm is committed to helping crash victims get the medical care and compensation they need and deserve after getting into an accident caused by another party’s negligence. Call our experienced Missouri City motorcycle accident lawyer today for help from a skilled and compassionate injury attorney.