Many people in Texas ride motorcycles to get around or simply to take a ride. Motorcycles can make getting around easier, can make parking easier, are fuel efficient, allow people to have nothing between them and the road and the nature around them and can be simply fun to ride. However, what makes all these things possible is that they are smaller than most other vehicles on the road and give the riders very little protection between them and the road. This means that when they are involved in motorcycle accidents, many suffer very serious injuries or die.
In 2018, a total of 418 riders and passengers died in motorcycle accidents. 398 of the people that died were the drivers and 20 passengers died. Many riders also suffered serious injuries. In 2018, 1,927 riders and passengers (1,773 drivers and 154 passengers) suffered serious injuries in motorcycle accidents. When riders and passengers suffer serious injuries or die it can completely change their lives as well as the lives of their families and friends.
Riders involved in these accidents will most likely undergo significant medical treatment as well. This treatment can include multiple surgeries, lengthy rehabilitation, the use of adaptive equipment and other types of treatment. This treatment can also last years. During this time medical bills can pile up and be very costly. People may also lose income if they are unable to work while they recover. However, the victims may be able to receive compensation if another driver caused the accident, which can help with these expenses.
As the statistics above demonstrate, many riders suffer serious injuries and die each year in motorcycle accidents. If the accident was caused by another driver, they may be able to receive compensation from that driver. This compensation can pay for the medical bills, lost income and other damages caused by the accident. While the compensation will not heal any injuries it is still very valuable as people recover from their injuries. Experienced attorneys understand how valuable this compensation is for the victims and may be a useful resource.