Lubbock Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Driving down the highway around Lubbock, Texas under the big blue sky surrounded by beautiful scenery is the modern, adventurous person’s way to connect with our wonderful state. Whether it’s driving out to Buffalo Springs Lake, or just around town, motorcycle drivers in Lubbock, Texas experience Texas’ beauty in a way that most people never will. Unfortunately, motorcyclists also face dangers on the road that others never will, as well. There are many causes for motorcyclists’ increased risks, including but not limited to:
No barrier between the driver and riders and the outside of the motorcycle and no seat belt – as opposed to cars, which have more protections
Drivers of traditional cars and commercial trucks not looking out for motorcyclists
Increased susceptibility to weather-related dangers, such as slippery roads, high winds, sudden rain, and even sun glare
Increased sensitivity to potholes, dead animals, uneven height between lanes, and general irregularities in the pavement due to the smaller size of motorcycles
Splitting the lanes with cars or passing cars within the lane
Drivers failing to signal when changing lanes or turning left
Lubbock, Texas unfortunately is one of the most dangerous cities for motorists of all kinds, with an exceptionally high accident rate. Motorcyclists are at a much higher risk, for the reasons stated above and more. There are certain classes of motorcyclists that are even more at risk than the average rider, including:
Riders who do not wear a helmet
Motorcyclists who ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Riders of high performance motorcycles, such as sport or supersport motorcycle.
How can I reduce my risk of being injured in a motorcycle accident?
It is important to always wear a helmet. Study after study show that not a rider not wearing a helmet is significantly more likely to be injured in an accident, no matter who caused it.
Pay close attention to the safety course required of all motorcyclists licensed here in Lubbock, Texas. That required course is not meant to be just a hurdle to getting your license – the lessons learned could easily save your life.
Pay attention to other drivers – are they paying attention? It is not fair to have to expect that other drivers are careless, but it could be what saves you from terrible injury or even death.
Should I get an attorney?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, or your child, parent or spouse killed in a motorcycle accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. There are often time sensitive matters that are crucial to obtaining all the compensation you deserve for the negligence, recklessness or even malice that caused your or your loved one’s accident.
Since 1988, attorneys at Loncar Associates have been successfully representing injured motorcyclists and their families. In fact, Loncar Associates is the proud home of several riders! We have the expertise, familiarity with motorcycles, and experience to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries or your loved one’s death. We don’t just have the law on our side. We also use accident reconstruction experts, crash investigators and medical experts to give you the best representation possible. Contact your Lubbock motorcycle accident attorney today.