The Insurance Information Institute cited that in the USA in 2019 there were 5,015 fatalities involving registered motorcycles on the roads. If you or a loved one have been involved in a serious motorcycle crash we want to help you. At Schiffer Law Firm, we know that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration per vehicle miles travelled in 2019, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.
Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable motorists on our roads and that’s why we take our responsibility to those who’ve been involved in an accident and their loved ones incredibly seriously. We carefully and intentionally limit the number of clients we take on at any given time.
Our top-rated motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of accident victims. At Schiffer Law Firm, we offer you a free case review. Call us today on (866) 859-3148.
What causes motorcycle accidents? How are motorcycle accidents different from other accidents? What are your rights as a rider?
Every accident comes with its own unique set of circumstances. In a similar vein, the differences between motorcycle accidents and other motor vehicle accidents are significant. With this in mind, we’ve outlined a number of topics and frequently asked questions to help people better understand motorcycle safety and motorcycle accidents.
Contrary to popular belief motorcycle accidents are often caused not by negligence or dangerous riding on the motorcyclist’s behalf. In fact, according to the NHTSA, the majority of multi-vehicle motorcycle accidents happen because the driver in the passenger vehicle didn’t see the motorcyclist. Perhaps they didn’t check their blind spot or signal before changing lanes. Maybe they were distracted by the radio or their phone. There are any number of scenarios that involve negligence on the part of the driver of the passenger vehicle rather than the motorcyclist. The responsibility lies with the vehicle operator to be fully alert, aware of their surroundings and obeying all traffic laws.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration per vehicle miles travelled in 2019, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes. These crashes are all too frequently caused by driver errors, with one of the most common those being failure to check blind spots. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure they are aware of their vehicle’s blind spots in order to make sure there are no vehicles, including motorcycles they may have overlooked.
Houston motorcycle crashes can be caused by a number of commonly overlooked dangers. One of the most common is a dangerous roadway. Cracks in the road surface, potholes, unevenness and undulations can all contribute to passenger vehicle drivers losing control and swerving, injuring or killing a motorcyclist. In these cases it is the responsibility of the government department or entity responsible for building and maintaining the roadways to ensure these conditions do not occur in the first place.
Design flaws occur, manufacturing processes can fail, maintenance can be neglected. Any or all of these factors are a recipe for disaster for the motorcyclist. They can cause the vehicle to wobble at high speeds, the motorcycle may not brake as quickly or the vehicle may simply fail causes catastrophic injury or even death.
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You need someone you can trust in your corner after your motorcycle accident. Experience, track record and the knowledge, dedication and ability to face the hard cases front on are exactly what you need. At Schiffer Firm we are here to help you reach the resolution you need.
Time is of the essence and absolutely crucial to the success of the case. Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart and will be gathering their evidence meticulously. Call our specialist motorcycle crash attorneys to bring their skills to bear and keep the insurance companies honest. Our intentional philosophy of not overloading ourselves with too heavy a case load means we can be forensically thorough in our investigations.
Injuries do not always make themselves apparent immediately after a motorcycle accident. Consult your physician and make sure you get a thorough appraisal of the extent of your injuries and anything that may affect you later on, or that has the potential to become a chronic condition as time goes by. From here our experienced motorcycle crash attorneys will ensure that you are compensated for your injuries now and into the future.
Not only are you grieving the loss of your loved one but you are also facing the costs of medical treatments, funerals and the sheer emotional weight of going through the logistics of dealing with settling the myriad of matters required when we lose someone we love. We can pursue a wrongful death case to help you cover these expenses and focus on your family and loved ones during the grieving process.