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Motorcycle fatalities are on the rise in Texas

On Behalf of | Nov 3, 2022 | Motorcycle Accidents

Taking your motorcycle to the open road is a feeling that cannot be replaced by anything else. If you happen to live in a warm state, like Texas, you probably have a great deal of time throughout the year that gives you warm breezes and beautiful scenery, which is perfect when you are riding. However, the downside of that is when a serious accident occurs in which someone is either seriously or fatally injured.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, a significant percentage of all motor vehicle accidents in Texas involve motorcycle fatalities. There are many different reasons why a motorcyclist can either be seriously injured or lose their life, including not wearing a helmet or the proper clothing or not being properly trained before they actually get on the road. The truth is that the motorcyclist is already at a disadvantage because, compared to people in cars and trucks, motorcyclists are so much more exposed to the elements. On top of that, motorcyclists are riding a vehicle that only has two wheels, making them inherently vulnerable to any collision.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, motorcyclists are 25 times more likely than motor vehicle passengers to lose their lives in an accident. Even in years when the fatality rate declines for traffic accidents as a whole, the fatality rate for motorcycle accidents has increased.

Because it is so easy to miss seeing a motorcycle on the road, training other drivers is of paramount importance. It is essential that focus needs to remain on the road and motor vehicle drivers must always concentrate on what and who is around them.

Sound advice from a Texas motor vehicle attorney

If you have been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle and your motorcycle in which the motor vehicle driver was negligent, consulting with a Texas personal injury attorney may really help your case. The attorney can help you to navigate the legal process and can stay by your side through every step and they will also help you to protect your rights at the same time.