Texas motorcyclists face a high risk of severe injuries due to the negligence of other drivers. However, unlike in many car accidents, the force of the initial collision with another vehicle is often not the source of the worst injuries in a motorcycle crash. Rather, those injuries frequently come from a motorcyclist's impact with the road surface or another stationary object after being thrown from their vehicle. If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, a personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation.
What Causes Motorcyclist Injuries in Texas?
Unlike occupants of passenger vehicles who are often contained by safety measures including seat belts, airbags, and the vehicle frame, motorcyclists have very little to keep them protected and secured to their vehicle in the event of a collision. As such, when a motorcycle is struck by another vehicle, the rider is almost always flung from the motorcycle, often leading to a high-speed impact with an object like a median or barrier, a utility pole, or the road itself. Motorcyclists who are ejected from their vehicle may also be at risk of further injury from passing traffic that may not be able to react in time to avoid them.
In some cases, a motorcyclist may be thrown from their vehicle even without a direct collision with another car. For example, they could lose control after swerving to avoid a collision, or they could be dragged across the road after laying down their motorcycle to prevent a crash, as they may have been trained to do. Anytime a motorcyclist is thrown from their vehicle, they can suffer severe injuries including:...