El Paso Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
El Paso is a great place to own a motorcycle. It is right on the border of Mexico, Texas and New Mexico. There are miles and miles of roadway to explore. With nearly year round warm weather, there’s rarely a bad day to hop on your bike and ride. Riders get to experience El Paso and its surrounding wonders in a way that no one else can.
Unfortunately, their unique view of the beautiful countryside is not the only thing special to El Paso motorcycle riders. They also face special dangers on the road that other motorists do not experience. Some of those special dangers include:
● Having nothing between the riders of the motorcycle and the outside world – as opposed to other automobiles that have a steel encasement, seat belts, airbags, and other safety features
● Drivers of traditional cars and commercial trucks who negligently do not keep an eye out for motorcyclists in the same way that they do for other trucks and cars
● Increased risk of being injured due to weather conditions such as sun glare, sudden rain, high winds and even slippery roads
● Increased sensitivity to potholes, uneven height between lanes, general irregularities in the pavement like bumps and divots, and dead animals in the road due to the smaller size of motorcycles
● Passing cars within the same lane
● Drivers who fail to signal when turning left or changing lanes
Although motorcyclists face higher risks than other motorists, some motorcyclists are at an even higher risk than other riders. Those riders include:
● Sport and supersport motorcycle riders
● Motorcyclists who ride drunk or high
● Young or inexperienced riders
● Riders who do not wear a helmet
How can I reduce my risk?
Many motorcycle accidents are avoidable. Often times, those accidents are not the motorcycle rider’s fault. Even so, there are things every rider can do to reduce his or her risk of getting into an accident or of being killed if they are in an accident. The following are just a few steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury or death in a motorcycle accident.
● Always, always, always wear a helmet – no matter what. There are conclusive studies that show that wearing a helmet seriously reduces a rider’s risk of injury or death if they are in an accident. Even the most careful rider can be in an accident caused by someone else, so there is no excuse not to wear a helmet.
● Pay close attention to the safety course required of all El Paso motorcycle riders. Not all drivers have to take that course. The lessons learned in the course required to get your El Paso motorcycle license could save your life.
● Learn the signs of when other drivers are not paying attention. Even though it is unfair to compensate for other people’s carelessness, it is more important for you to be safe than to assume others are looking out for you.
I was in a motorcycle accident in El Paso, Texas. Should I get a lawyer?
Yes. Contact your El Paso motorcycle accident lawyer at Loncar Associates for a free consultation today.