Motorcycles are a more versatile vehicle that many choose over bulky and slower automobiles. However, motorcyclists can have a reputation for being careless and risky. Whenever a motorcycle is involved in an accident, drivers and insurance adjusters are quick to place blame on them. But with the help of a Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney, you can get compensation for injuries and damage that weren’t your fault. As long as you were following the rules of the road, you’re entitled to financial compensation as much as any car driver.
Motorcycles are a different type of vehicle than cars and trucks, but they have to follow the same traffic laws as everyone else. This means that a motorcyclist could be at fault for an accident if they were weaving in and out of traffic or even riding between lanes. Outside of the regular rules of the road, motorcyclists also have a few laws specific only to them. For example, riders under the age of 21 are legally required to wear a helmet at all times. Riders over the age of 21 can forgo wearing a helmet only if they have passed a motorcycle safety course. A Texas motorcycle accident attorney can help determine whether you were breaking any motorcycle safety laws that could disqualify you from receiving compensation.
Proving Fault in an Accident
Just like with a regular auto accident, fault must be present in a motorcycle accident to receive compensation. While some accidents may be unavoidable, certain actions or situations can put the blame on someone else. There are three main parties who could be at fault for your motorcycle accident:
Another Rider or Driver
Even if you’re doing everything possible to keep safe on the road, an unaware driver or fellow rider could cause an accident. Proving the fault of a driver isn’t always easy, but with evidence such as witness testimony and photos/videos, you can still get compensation.
If a part in your motorcycle breaks, causing the accident, the manufacturer could be to blame. If they knew there was a faulty part and didn’t recall it or make every effort to alert riders, you could receive compensation from them.
The government is responsible for keeping roads safe and drivable. Uneven roads or potholes could lead to an accident. Then the government agency responsible for those roads could be to blame for injuries and property damage.
Get Compensation with a Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Riding a motorcycle can be freeing, but it can also be dangerous. Even if you follow all the rules and do your best to stay safe, accidents can still happen. As an experienced Texas motorcycle accident attorney with over 30 years of experience, Attorney Vickery is here to help. Call the Vickery Law Firm today at (903) 504-5490 or send an email to email@example.com to schedule a consultation about your case and see if you’re eligible for compensation.