Amarillo Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys
World-Class Lawyers Helping Motorcycle Accident Victims in Texas & Nationwide
Motorcycles can weave through lanes and between neighboring cars because of their small size. Unfortunately, these advantages also make them vulnerable to life-threatening collisions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motorcycle-related deaths have increased by 55% since 2000. An average of 4,900 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2017. Since motorcyclists have little protection, they are more likely to suffer severe or catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatments and other related expenses.
If you were a victim of a severe motorcycle accident or lost a loved one in a crash, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. An Amarillo motorcycle accident attorney from Arnold & Itkin LLP may be able to develop a strong case on your behalf. Our firm has beaten the largest manufacturers and companies in the world in some of the highest-profile cases in recent history. Our firm has won billions of dollars for our clients, helping them get medical care, provide for their families, and rebuild their lives.
We understand how difficult life becomes after a tragic accident, so we are here to work tirelessly on your behalf. Contact us for a free consultation today: (888) 493-1629!
The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Since motorcycles lack the protection that vehicles provide, riders have a 35% higher chance of being involved in a severe accident. Many people might think that motorcyclists cause the majority of motorcycle-related accidents, but that's a misconception. It's car drivers who cause most motorcycle accidents.
- Negligent Drivers
Motorcyclists’ are trained to know how to avoid the dangers they face with other vehicles on the road, but drivers are not trained to look out for motorcycles. Any time a driver disobeys traffic laws or drives while distracted, they are being negligent. When another person fails to pay attention, fails to check blind spots, or swerves into a lane abruptly, they might unknowingly hit a motorcycle rider. Even if a distraction only lasts a second, a second is all it takes to cause a tragic accident.
- Driver Blind Spots
One of the most common negligent behaviors is failing to check blind spots. Every vehicle has blind spots, so it is vital for all drivers to frequently check their blind spots when changing lanes. Because motorcycles are much smaller than vehicles, there are many cases where a driver failed to check their blind spot and changed lanes without realizing they were about to collide with a motorcycle. Failing to take this simple precaution can result in a catastrophic accident.
- Dangerous Roadways
Dangerous roadways can also be a major hazard to motorcyclists. Hazards include potholes, uneven pavement, and other similar hazards. These are dangerous because they can cause motorcyclists to lose control and swerve more than they would for a four-wheeled vehicle. A case like this would hold government entities and contractors responsible for not maintaining roads.
Another often-overlooked cause of motorcycle accidents is faulty equipment. It is common for motorcycle components or designs to be defective. In other cases, the motorcycle might have been designed to be safe but manufactured poorly. In such cases, your Amarillo motorcycle accident attorney can conduct a thorough investigation to determine which company would be held liable for producing and selling your defective motorcycle.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
Brain injuries can cause permanent damage and range from a contusion to a concussion. Brain injuries require extensive medical treatments.
Spine injuries can cause life-altering injuries if it involves fractures to the vertebra, slipped discs, or crush injuries.
These injuries occur when a person is ejected from the motorcycle and is thrown across the ground. The friction between the person and the pavement can cause serious burn injuries. These injuries are excruciating and can cause permanent scarring.
With little protection between the rider and other vehicles, fractures are among the most severe injuries for riders to suffer.
Loss of Limb
An amputation accident is extremely painful and emotionally devastating. These injuries are catastrophic because they permanently lower the sufferer's quality of life.
Paralysis injuries rob people of their mobility for the rest of their life and can incur enormous medical bills.
An Experienced Amarillo Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin have represented numerous victims of serious motorcycle accidents and have helped them get their lives back. We understand how difficult life becomes after getting into a motorcycle crash. Accidents occur out of nowhere, and we are rarely prepared for them. Our Amarillo motorcycle accident lawyers proudly helped our clients pay for their medical care, provide for their families, and rebuild their financial futures.
At Arnold & Itkin, our experienced lawyers help our clients every step of the way. We have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients, with several hundreds verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. The firm's results include the largest amputation verdict in U.S. history, some of the largest product liability results in recent history, and the largest verdict for a single injury in Louisiana history. You can trust us when we say we'll take care of you. Our clients pay nothing upfront, and we only take a fee if we win your case, so learn your legal options in a free consultation today.
Contact our Amarillo motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free case review: (888) 493-1629!