Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to enjoy the New Braunfels and San Antonio areas, however, motorcyclists are also at a significantly increased risk of injury and death during a motorcycle accident. Without a vehicle frame to protect them, motorcycle riders are much more vulnerable during a collision.
One motorcyclist was left with severe injuries after being struck on I-35 and drug 100 yards by a driver police say was intoxicated. The accident highlights the importance of motorcycle awareness as well as the dangers facing motorcyclists on a daily basis.
Police Say Driver Struck Motorcyclist and Attempted to Flee the Scene
Interstate 35 is known for being a dangerous road in Texas. Injury-causing and fatal accidents are not uncommon on this stretch of highway. Recently, a man driving a Buick rear-ended a motorcyclist and dragged the man hundreds of feet before trying to flee the scene. Fortunately, police caught the driver of the Buick and arrested him. The driver faces charges for Failure to Stop and Render Aid, Intoxication Assault, and several other charges. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.
Legal Options for Motorcyclists Hurt in Accidents
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident or your loved one died in a fatal motorcycle crash, it is important to understand your rights. Motorcyclists who are hurt because of another driver’s illegal or negligent actions behind the wheel may be entitled to financial reimbursement for medical bills, motorcycle repair or replacement costs, lost income, and other damages. The family members of a deceased motorcyclist may be entitled to reimbursement for the deceased person’s lost earning potential, the loss of the deceased person’s services such as childcare, mental anguish, and more.
Contact a New Braunfels Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Even the most cautious motorcyclist can find himself or herself the victim of a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, many motorcycle crashes are preventable. Intoxicated driving, inattention, texting and driving, and unsafe lane changes are just some of the many causes of preventable motorcycle collisions.
At The Bettersworth Law Firm, we protect the rights of injured motorcyclists and help them hold negligent drivers accountable. If you or a loved one were harmed in a motorcycle crash, contact Texas personal injury attorney James S. Bettersworth for help. Mr. Bettersworth is an accomplished attorney who has won multiple 6- and 7-digit settlements and awards for injured clients and families who lost a loved one. Call us at 830-443-9193 today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.