Motorcycle Accidents

Bryan Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle Accident Claims in Both Bryan & College Station, TX

Motorcyclists often face more dangers on the road than normal passenger vehicles. Even when motorcyclists are following all laws and are wearing protective gear like helmets, gloves, and pants, they still have little protection if they collide with another motor vehicle. People in cars are protected by seatbelts and the exterior of their car when an impact occurs, but motorcyclists have nothing preventing them from flying off their bikes, and their injuries tend to be more serious after an accident. If you or someone you loved has been harmed in an accident caused by negligence, our motorcycle accident attorneys in Bryan, Texas can represent you in your claim. The Payne Law Group has more than 70 years of experience helping injured clients heal after a devastating accident and is committed to pursuing justice on behalf of those who have been wronged.

Contact us online or by phone at (979) 300-7406 for a free consultation if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Bryan or College Station. The sooner you call us, the sooner you can recover what’s rightfully yours.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are often less visible to others on the road and are often forced into blind spots. In 2017 alone, more than 5,000 motorcyclists died in crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Most motorcycle accidents are, like other motor vehicle accidents, caused by human error. Common causes of accidents that result in injuries ranging from minor to severe include:

  • Unsafe lane changes: Motorists often make unsafe lane changes by failing to properly check their surroundings or by failing to keep a proper lookout for motorcycles on the road. They may also fail to signal or check their blind spots before merging. Motorcyclists can be seriously injured or killed when another motorist makes unsafe lane changes.
  • Car doors: Often, drivers fail to check for oncoming bicyclists or motorcyclists before they swing open their car doors. A car door can easily hit a motorcyclist, causing them to be thrown violently from their motorcycle and suffer serious injuries or death.

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Since most motorcycle accidents result in the rider being flung from their motorcycle, or being trapped beneath it, there are some serious injuries that are commonly sustained in these types of accidents:

  • Road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crushed or broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage

No matter what injuries you or your loved one have suffered, our team is here to help you on the road to recovery.

How to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident

crashed motorcycle lying on its side after an accident​You can take steps to avoid being in an accident while riding your motorcycle by taking the following precautions:

  1. Wear proper gear - Even if your state doesn't require it, wearing a DOT-approved helmet and other protective gear (gloves, boots, long-sleeve leather pants or jackets, etc.) can protect you from serious injury in the event of an accident
  2. Make yourself as visible as possible - Wear reflective gear and bright clothing, use your headlights, ride in the part of the lane where you are most visible, and don't be afraid to use your horn to alert drivers of your presence
  3. Stay alert while riding - By remaining distraction-free while riding your motorcycle you increase your ability to react quickly to other driver's erratic driving behavior
  4. Avoid biking in bad weather - If it's especially rainy or windy out, avoid riding your motorcycle; visibility and road traction are both minimal at times like this and staying home can help prevent an accident
  5. Follow the rules of the road - Drinking and driving or speeding are some of the most common contributors to motorcycle accidents (and other motor vehicle accidents); by avoiding both you improve your chances of avoiding an accident while on the road

How Our Law Firm Can Help

Motorcycle accidents can often result in catastrophic injuries that cause permanent damage and require lifelong care, including head and brain injuries, spinal cord and neck injuries, burns, broken bones, and internal bleeding. Due to the amount of medical treatment required, it can also be expensive to heal from your injuries.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Bryan, TX have many decades of experience securing compensation for clients just like you, clients who need to pay their medical bills and need to be compensated for their property damage, pain and suffering, and lost wages. When you hire our team, we focus on achieving results and on getting you the money you deserve in your personal injury claim.

Motorcycle Accident FAQ:

What is the Most Common Motorcycle Accident?

The most common type of motorcycle accident usually involves motorists making a left-hand turn in front of the motorcyclist, causing them to collide with the turning vehicle. This type of accident accounts for 42% of all car vs. motorcycle accidents.

Where Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Motorcycle accidents can occur in a variety of different locations, however some of the most common scenes include:

  • At intersections
  • On the freeway or interstate
  • On two-lane roads

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