Apr 28 2014

Motorcycle Accidents in Austin

Sadly, Motorcycle accidents in Austin are far too common. Since motorcycles are much smaller than every auto on the road, other motorists often fail to notice them when making lane changes, overtaking from behind and when drivers pull out of private driveways or streets. As a result, thousands of motorcycle accidents take place in Texas every year, resulting in a considerable number of injuries and even death.

Why do motorcycle accidents happen?

Motorcycle accidents happen due to a number of reasons including driving under the influence, careless driving, speeding, failing to notice traffic signals, poor visibility and unsafe road conditions. Accidents can also happen because of defective designs, faulty repair work and infrequent servicing of the motorcycle. Most motorcycle accidents involve other vehicles, and the reason can usually be attributed to the driver of the larger vehicle either not seeing the motorcycle or violating the motorcycle’s right-of-way.

What type of injuries can one sustain?

Being largely unprotected, motorcyclists usually sustain serious injuries when they collide with or are hit by larger vehicles. Even the slightest brush with a speeding car or other large vehicle can result in a catastrophic accident. The injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident can include cuts and bruises, broken bones and internal injuries. Often, the injuries result in lifelong paralysis and sadly too many times death.

What should you do when you are injured in a motorcycle accident?

If you or a family member are injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas, contact Funk & Associates. We work and live in Austin and have years of experience handling motorcycle accident cases.

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