Texas motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence. Across the State of Texas, motorcycle accident reports are filed daily in every city. No one can be prepared to learn that a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident. While there are many reasons for motorcycle accidents, most are caused by negligence.
|There was a recent fatal motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas.For more info, see One dead following a motorcycle collision in Southwest Austin, published on the evening of April 30, 2023, by Azul Beltran for CBS Austin.|
The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) collects statistics on traffic accidents, including those that cause injury and death. According to some of the most recent data from TXDOT, there were over 560 fatalities and over 2,420 serious injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes in 2022. Knowing that motorcycle accidents are such a huge problem on Texas roadways, TXDOT has put in place a statewide motorcycle safety and public awareness campaign called “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” to encourage motorists to look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections where motorcycle collisions most commonly occur.
Anyone involved in an Austin, Texas motorcycle accident should know that a personal injury claim can be filed to collect damages after the fact. Whether there were injuries sustained or a death occurred as the result of the motorcycle wreck caused by someone else’s negligence, financial compensation for survivors is usually warranted. Securing the services of a professional personal injury and wrongful death attorney is the most efficient and effective way to file a claim and get the compensation that is needed and deserved.
|May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.Learn more here:|
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationMotorcycle Safety Awareness Monthhttps://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/motorcycle-safety/motorcycle-safety-awareness-month
For a motorcycle accident claim to be successful, proving negligence is key. To prove negligence, an attorney must prove that the individual responsible for the accident had an obligation to obey the rules of the road and drive carefully, but violated their duty of care, directly causing injury to or death of another party. The attorney will use Texas motorcycle accident reports, eyewitness testimonies, video/photographic evidence, etc. to build a case. If proven, the victim or the victim’s family will typically receive compensation from the responsible party.
When someone suffers injuries or someone is killed in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, that victim and his or her family deserve compensation for losses. The amount of compensation, also called damages, should cover everything from medical costs and court costs to vehicle repair/replacement costs and loss of income during recovery.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in the Austin, Texas area, you should reach out to an attorney like Brad Reeves of Reeves Law, PLLC who has experience with such cases. Mr. Reeves handles a variety of legal cases, including personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits related to motorcycle accidents, and can help you in your case. The professional counsel at Reeves Law is committed to working hard to reach the most favorable outcome possible in your case. Contact Attorney Brad Reeves of Reeves Law, PLLC today for a free legal consultation.