Although many people enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes from riding a motorcycle, it’s important for them to also be aware of the inherent dangers involved. Unlike a car, a motorcycle does not have an outer body to shield the driver, nor does it have safety features like an airbag or seatbelt. The state of Texas is a state of immense natural beauty and motorcycling is a popular activity. However, many motorcycle accidents lead to tragic consequences in major Texas metropolitan areas like those of El Paso, Houston and San Antonio. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, the smart thing to do is to consult with a skilled Houston motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, motorcycle accident injuries are not all that uncommon in the state of Texas. An average of one motorcyclist per day is killed on Texas roads and highways. About 61% of these fatalities occur during the summer and early fall months of May through October. In the year 2019 alone, 412 motorcyclists were killed in Texas, and more than 1,800 were seriously injured. The highest number of fatal motorcycle accidents in the same year of 2019 occurred in the cities of Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Lubbock and Odessa.
Preventing Motorcycle Accidents
The Texas Department of Transportation has an annual “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign whose purpose is to advertise the safety measures that drivers of cars can take to protect motorcyclists and to prevent accidents. Many of these accidents occur at intersections, so the DOT advises that drivers take extra care at these intersections and when making a left turn. Since distracted driving is a common cause of accidents, drivers must remain focused on the road and should avoid using smart phones or other electronic devices while driving. Following speed limits and giving motorcycles plenty of room will also prevent a tragic accident from happening.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Personal injury attorneys at Lassiter Law Firm have been helping the injured in Texas for more than twenty years. We are based in Houston, Texas and look forward to supporting clients throughout the Houston area including Houston Metroplex, DFW Metroplex, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Austin and San Antonio. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we are here to help. We’ll thoroughly investigate your accident to find you the compensation you deserve. Visit our web page at legalteamhouston.com or call us at (713) 521 – 0104 regarding your free initial consultation today.