Austin Hit-By-Car Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Because motorcycle riding is a popular hobby in Austin, Texas, accidents involving motorcycles that are hit by a car are also sadly frequent occurrences. As motorcyclists are often unfairly perceived as dangerous and reckless riders, many people tend to automatically assume that the biker is somehow at fault when motorcycle accidents occur.
However, in many accidents, the biker is blameless for what happened. Instead, many accidents occur because the driver of a car or truck either did not notice the motorcycle or caused the accident through some other negligent action.
If this is a scenario you have recently found yourself in, you will need an experienced Austin hit-by-car motorcycle accident lawyer from Colley & Colley, LLP who can make certain blame is properly assigned to the at-fault party and that you are properly compensated for your expenses and injuries.
Common Causes of Hit-by-Car Motorcycle Accidents
Distracted driving is a common cause of car accidents, including those that involve motorcycles. When people are paying attention to anything other than the task of driving, they don't always take notice of other vehicles on the road. This makes it even more likely that they won't see something as small as one person on a motorcycle.
Other common causes of accidents involving cars hitting motorcycles in Austin are listed below:
- Illegal passing
- Not paying attention to motorcyclist signals
- Not following traffic signals
- Turning left into the path of a motorcyclist
As you can see, most of the common causes of these types of accidents can be avoided as they all involve negligence on the part of a driver. This means that you could be entitled to financial compensation for your accident-related damages.
Why You Need Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle accidents can be expensive because the resulting injuries and damages are often so much worse than they would be in an accident involving a car or truck. The motorcycle itself may be totaled, and the medical care needed to treat the injuries may be extensive and ongoing.
If you don't have experienced motorcycle accident lawyers on your side, you could end up paying for things that aren't really your responsibility. An Austin hit-by-car motorcycle accident lawyer may be able to help you recover some of your losses, thereby enabling you to focus on healing and moving on from an unfortunate incident.
Contact a Texas Motorcycle Crash Attorney for Help
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident because you were hit by a car driven by a negligent driver, that person owes you monetary compensation for the expenses and damages you have suffered as a result. The attorneys at Colley & Colley, LLP can examine the details of your accident and get you the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a time to meet with a capable, empathetic motorcycle accident attorney, call us toll-free at 512-477-2001. If you prefer, you can also submit our online contact form below, and a team member will contact you at your convenience.