Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Were You Seriously Injured in a Texas Motorcycle Crash?
Per the NHTSA, for every 100,000 registered motorcycles, over 70 will become involved in a motor vehicle accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- More than 4,500 died in motorcycle crashes in 2010
- There has been a 55% increase in motorcycle crashes since 2000
This is a disturbing trend. If you are a victim of a serious motorcycle accident or if your loved one passed away, it is important to remember that you are not without hope—there are places for you to turn to get the healing you need to help put your life back on track once more.
Choose a Houston Personal Injury Law Firm That's Recovered Billions of Dollars
Our two founding attorneys, Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, were both been named as "Top Lawyers for the People" by H Texas Magazine in 2005 and have both been honored with several other recognition. They are not only locally known throughout Houston, Texas, but have become nationally known for their efforts to protect the legal rights of plaintiffs. They are even recognized outside of the legal sphere; both were listed in the Houston Business Journal in the "40 Under 40" for 2011—a list that looks to name those under the age of 40 who excel in their industry.
Other honors that our firm has received include the following:
- Selection in the 2015 & 2016 lists of America's Elite Trial Lawyers
- Super Lawyers® and Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ inclusion
- The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law
- Ranked Tier 1 in Houston and Tier 2 Nationwide for Admiralty & Maritime Law by Best Law Firms®
- Members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
What Are the Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
When compared to passenger vehicles, motorcycles have a 35 times greater chance of getting into a wreck for every mile traveled. This is a serious statistic and demonstrates the danger associated with this type of vehicle. What most people, however, find surprising is the motorcyclist is usually not the cause of the accident. In fact, most motorcyclists are well-aware of the dangers of the vehicle and take the proper precautionary methods. Actually, it is usually the drivers of the passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are trained to be on the alert for the larger vehicles on the road, but many drivers of passenger vehicles fail to lookout for smaller motorcycles. This can lead to negligent and reckless lane changes, which can endanger the motorcyclist. If you have recently been hurt, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of an attorney who can help you.
Quick Tips for Motorcycle Safety
Although most of these accidents are caused by the inability of passenger vehicles to operate their cars around motorcycles, it does not change the fact that every motorcyclist should be well-aware of safety tips.
Below you will find some of the ways in which you can remain safe:
- Wear protective clothing
- Always wear a helmet - even if not legally required
- Get proper training with standardized curriculum
- Equip your bike with all necessary safety features
Know What Your Next Step Should Be
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, than you already know how emotionally damaging this can be. You, however, may not know what your next move should be. That's where we come in. By getting an Arnold & Itkin attorney on your side, you will be able to take the next steps towards evaluating your case and determining the best course of action. If you suffered motorcycle injuries, no matter whether the accident was on a sport bike or a cruiser, if it was caused by the negligence of a third party, you likely have grounds to file a personal injury claim.
When you need legal services on your side, we're here to help. Our clients' best interests always come first. We know the best ways in which to investigate the accident and know how to help our clients maximize their recovery. No matter whether it was caused by a drunk driver, a dangerous roadway, or even a defective part, you can be confident knowing we will be there to help you in every way possible. We recognize that compensation needs to be obtained in a comprehensive manner—not just for the immediate bills, but also to ensure that you are taken care of in the long run, and we will do everything that we can to fight for the full financial compensation that you deserve.
At Arnold & Itkin, we recognize the dangers of motorcycles, but we also don't believe that just because they are dangerous that it should mean that injuries are ignored. If you were involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence of a third party, you could have grounds to seek full compensation. Contact our firm to learn more.