Nov 08 2017

Motorcycle Accidents in Austin

 

Motorcycle collisions often result in the most devastating injuries one can suffer when involved in a car accident in Austin. Because of the nature of motorcycle collisions with other vehicles on the roadway, the injuries to the motorcycle rider are typically catastrophic in nature.

 

While an individual in a car is protected by the vehicle itself and air bags, a motorcycle rider has no such protection.   The slightest bump can cause severe damage to the rider.  One of the more common injuries for motorcycle riders is “road rash.”  Road rash is a very painful scraping of your skin typically seen as the riders skid on the road or pavement following the collision.

 

Motorcycle riders in Austin also face a higher risk of broken bones due to collisions. When a 400-pound motorcycle meets a 5,000-pound car, the car always wins. The impact from a car will often send motorcycle riders flying off their motorcycles and into traffic, the roadway, or worse.

 

Because of how vulnerable motorcycle riders in Austin are on the roads, it is very important to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident, so that your rights are protected.

 

Motorcycle riders also typically encounter unfair bias from police officers and other drivers on the roads in Austin. Motorcycle riders are usually seen as reckless, so it is important to have a personal injury attorney defend your rights and illustrate the safety measures most motorcyclists take on the roads, such as wearing helmets, signaling turns, and wearing protective clothing.

 

If you are a motorcycle rider involved in a car accident, a personal injury attorney at Funk & Associates in Austin can help. We will protect your rights, fight for your damages and get you the help you deserve.  If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle, call Funk & Associates now.

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