Houston | Personal Injury Lawyers

Spokesperson William Shatner

Free Case Evaluation

Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists Have Rights: Don't Let Someone Take Them Away

Serious motorcycle accidents often are caused by the negligence or carelessness of other drivers. Our motorcycle accident attorneys hold those drivers responsible and fight to get victims the compensation they need and deserve.

A motorcycle accident can happen when a driver of a car or truck is distracted, drowsy, drunk or just driving recklessly. Many times, drivers cause motorcycle accidents because they don't pay attention to the motorcycles near them, or don't drive safely.  Some types of motorcycle accidents are common:

  • A driver turns left into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcyclist is unable to stop in time and hits the left side of the vehicle.
  • A driver changes lanes without checking blind spots. The vehicle crashes into the motorcycle, knocking the motorcyclist onto the road-or into the path of another car.
  • A driver follows too closely behind a motorcycle. The motorcyclist has to brake suddenly. But because a car has a greater stopping distance, it crashes into the motorcycle.
  • A driver doesn't yield the right-of-way to a motorcycle. This is usually because the driver doesn't notice the motorcycle, and then crashes into it.

Another cause of motorcycle accidents are dangerous roads. Potholes and other unsafe road conditions can cause a motorcyclist to lose control.

Motorcycles and riders rarely emerge from these encounters unscathed, even with protective safety gear and helmets. A common injury, one that is very painful and often disfiguring, is road rash, where a motorcyclist's skin is scraped off by contact with the road surface in an accident.

Bring your case to us for thorough representation. We will advocate for your rights as a rider on the road.

Smith & Hassler Wants to Represent You

At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.

Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.