Waco Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
There's nothing like hitting the open road on a beautiful, warm day in Waco on your motorcycle. But riding a motorcycle can quickly turn from fun to tragic. In a split second, a car can come out of nowhere and sideswipe a motorcycle, sending the rider flying across the highway. Even with the proper protective gear, injuries can be life-threatening.
That's why critical that you have an experienced, Waco motorcycle accident attorney on your side, looking out for your best interests. Our law firm can work with you every step of the way - from filling out forms for insurance companies to making sure you receive the medical care you need and deserve.
Motorcyclists don't have the same protection as drivers. Cars, SUVs, trucks and buses have a steel frame and lots of metal and padding between them and the road. A motorcyclist is much more susceptible to life-altering injuries if involved in an accident. Even a minor crash can cause extensive injuries.
What type of motorcycle accident were you in?
Motorcycles are everywhere in the Waco area. That's why passenger-vehicle drivers are expected to pay attention and show regard for the safety of motorcyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to uphold their duty of care around motorcycles. Visit our motorcycle FAQ to find out how we can help. Common motorcycle accidents include:
When a passenger-vehicle driver makes a left turn without any regard for oncoming traffic, motorcyclists often get severely injured or killed. These accidents usually happen at intersections and side streets. The impact of hitting a passenger vehicle can cause motorcyclists to be flung in the air. If you or a loved one was injured in a left turn collision in Waco, contact Chad Jones Law to discuss your options.
Dooring accidents usually happen on narrow streets, one-way streets or streets with dense on-street parking. They can be caused by drivers or passengers who open vehicle doors without any regard for oncoming traffic. Once a door opens in the path of a motorcyclist, there is little or no time to respond to avoid a crash. Since these accidents often happen at high speeds, they can be devastating and fatal to motorcyclists. If you or a loved one was injured in a dooring accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side.
It's unfortunate that motorists don't always pay attention to motorcyclists. Some show no regard for them. When negligent drivers' actions cause motorcyclists to veer off the road, they should be held accountable. Without the protection afforded to passenger-vehicles, motorcyclists can often sustain severe, life-threatening injuries. If you have been injured after being forced off the road, contact Chad Jones Law. We can help you get back on your feet.
When a car rear-ends a motorcycle, it's usually because the driver was speeding or not paying attention. Rear-end accidents often result in serious, and fatal, injuries to motorcyclists - especially when they happen at high speeds. In the event that you or a loved one was rear-ended by a passenger-vehicle, contact Chad Jones Law for a free, confidential consultation.
Negligent drivers cause most motorcycle accident injuries
Motorcycles are often involved in accidents because motorists fail to adequately share the road. They may turn left in front of an oncoming motorcycle - even though, by Texas law, a motorcycle is a vehicle and has the right of way just like a car. They may sideswipe a biker or force them off the road by failing to check their blind spots. And because motorcycles are smaller than cars, bikers are vulnerable to texting or fatigued drivers.
With so many drivers texting or under the influence these days, the highways can be dangerous for motorcycle riders. There's nothing between your body and the hard pavement, and this can leave you exposed to every sort of danger.
Motorcycle safety tips from experienced Waco attorneys
Your best protection is to simply avoid any type of Waco motorcycle accident altogether - but accidents often cannot be avoided. There are a number of actions you can take to decrease your chances of being involved in a motorcycle accident though:
- Ride safe. Don't dart in and out of traffic
- Wear protective gear
- Watch traffic around you at all times
- Never ride intoxicated or under the influence
Insurance companies love to characterize motorcycle riders as irresponsible thrill-seekers. The experienced Waco motorcycle accident lawyers at Chad Jones Law, P.C. know better. Most bikers are safe, responsible operators, and when they're hurt, we fight for the compensation and justice they deserve.
Were you injured in a Waco motorcycle accident?
Chad Jones Law offers immediate help for victims of motorcycle accidents in Waco. If you or someone you love has been injured, call today for your free consultation - (254) 230-0883 for our Waco office or toll-free at (800) 645-6637 - or contact us online. We offer flexible office hours, and if you can't come to us, we can come to you. Se habla Español.