Motorcycle Accident Attorney San Antonio Texas
Motorcycle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries or even death. On Texas roads over the past five years, there have been an average of 5700 motorcycle accidents per year where the motorcycle driver or passenger sustain an injury and an average of 475 fatal motorcycle accidents per year where either the driver or the passenger were killed.
When there is a motorcycle accident, in most cases the driver of the motorcycle is not at fault. However, there is a great deal of bias against motorcycles and motorcycle drivers. This bias can affect your case. You should retain an attorney to help you fight this bias immediately following your motorcycle accident to ensure you get compensation for your injuries.
Due to the nature of the vehicle, motorcycle drivers are more likely to sustain serious injuries than drivers or passengers of automobiles in an accident. No matter how experienced a motorcycle driver may be, the driver is vulnerable to many different risks while on the road such as distracted drivers, and motorists who fail to yield when switching lanes or at an intersection. Because there is no protection between the motorcycle driver and the road, a motorcycle driver can sustain many serious injuries.
Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries are:
- Road Rash
Road rash is an injury sustained when a rider slides across the pavement after a motorcycle accident. A rider can fly over the handlebars due to the impact, and the concrete or asphalt rubs on any exposed skin as the body skids across the pavement. If the clothing is thin, the pavement can scrape away through the layers of clothes, reaching to the skin underneath. This injury is not simply a cut, scrape, or bruise. This injury can lead to permanent damage such as skin irritations, infections, and surface nerve damage.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
There are two categories of TBI: mild and severe. Mild TBI is most commonly known as a concussion. The injured individual generally has a loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation for less than 30 minutes. Mild TBI causes cognitive problems such as headaches, difficulty thinking, memory problems, mood swings and frustration. Even though it is considered “mild” TBI it can still have devastating effects on the family or injured individual. Severe TBI is associated with loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes and memory loss after the injury or penetrating skull injury longer than 24 hours. The injured individual can suffer from impairment of higher level cognitive functions to comatose states. Survivors of severe TBI may have limited function of arms or legs, abnormal speech or language, loss of thinking ability or emotional problems.
- Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and Back injuries are common to motorcycle accidents. A neck injury can cause paralysis and possibly death. Back injuries can also cause paralysis but most commonly cause herniated disks and/or muscle strains which could cause lifelong back pain and discomfort.
- Broken Bones
Broken bones and fractures can easily occur during a motorcycle accident. Some of the breaks could be severe which could require surgery to repair.
The injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be painful, debilitating and sometimes fatal. Dealing with doctors and insurance companies can also be stressful. During your time of healing, you need an attorney on your side to deal with insurance companies. With my help, you and your loved ones can focus on healing while I fight on your behalf to get the money you need for your recovery.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, you only have a limited time from the date of the accident to get compensation from the reckless party responsible for your injuries. Contact me and I will work with you to give you the personalized legal representation you need and deserve.
Call me at (210) 598-8286 or contact me online today for a free consultation. I am dedicated to getting you the compensation and justice you deserve. I serve San Antonio and surrounding areas including Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Canyon Lake, New Braunfels and the Texas Hill Country.