Motorcycles offer undeniable freedom and can turn an everyday commute into an exhilarating experience. This feeling of liberation is what attracts riders to them but it is also what lends to some alarming statistics. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles make up only around 3% of vehicles on the road but are nearly 30 times more likely to be in a serious accident than cars.
Although motorcyclists tend to go slower than larger cars, bikers are much more vulnerable to the external environment (such as rain or snow). They are also unprotected from road hazards like stray objects and poor road conditions. Relative to driving a car, a motorcyclist also has to pay closer attention to his or her maneuvering ability at all times, which could be both mentally and physically taxing.
Litigation involving motorcycles can also be complex, as jurors and insurance companies often view them as “risky” or inherently reckless. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, fill out an online form to schedule a consultation with Simon & O’Rourke, so that we can get the details of your motorcycle accident and begin working to get you maximum compensation. In addition to dealing with your physical injuries, you may have an uphill battle to return to normalcy, having to deal with insurance, hospitals, or long-term physical therapy or absence from work.
Simon & O’Rourke Law Firm has the expertise to help your case, the dedication to guide you through your hard times, and the courtroom skills to get you the highest level of compensation possible for medical procedures, hospital stays, medications, loss of income, or physical therapy costs that result from your motorcycle accident. Call or fill in the online form to schedule (linked) a free, no obligation consultation at our Webster office. Simon & O’Rourke also serve the Greater Houston and Galveston Areas – Clear Lake, Pasadena, Friendswood, Galveston, League City, Deer Park, and more. We’re ready to help!