Intentional Motorcycle Accident Caught on Camera, Granbury Texas
In light of the recent motorcycle accident in Granbury, Texas, a crucial question has been raised for motorcycle drivers across the state. Will car drivers who don’t respect bikers be punished?
As a short recap, there was a motorcyclist riding past another car on a two-lane highway. Most Texans know that driving on back roads can be tricky, but if someone is driving slower than you, it is acceptable to pass using the opposite traffic lane when safe. When the biker attempted to pass, the car swerved and knocked the bike off the road, what seemed to be an intentional act. Another motorcyclist was driving behind filming the cruise, and caught the entire accident on camera. Shortly after, he approached the driver who denied responsibility and responded “I don't care.”
For the full video, click here. WARNING: Explicit language.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has delivered a statement that they have seen the video and are investigating the driver who faces possible felony charges for what seems like intentional harm. Although this is great news for the biker who will hopefully seek justice, many motorcycle owners do not film every ride they are on, and yet still are frequently injured by negligent car owners.
If you or someone you know was recently a victim of an extremely negligent or possibly intentional motorcycle accident, there are a few things you must know to protect yourself and get the justice you deserve.
The first thing you should worry about after any motorcycle accident is the safety of yourself and anyone else involved. Then, try to find an honest witness to stay on the scene with you until a police officer and/or ambulance arrives at the scene. As in the Granbury accident, the responsible party may try to deny or exaggerate the circumstances and having others present and aware would help the victim’s case. Try to gather as much information as you can at the scene of the accident so you are ready to present your case to a personal injury bike lawyer.
Your best option is to hire a personal injury attorney immediately who has a strong background in biker protection. In many cases the court is less trusting of motorcyclists who stereotypically have a reputation for driving reckless. Hiring a lawyer will ensure your case gets fully investigated, and all damages are compensated appropriately.
The personal injury biker attorneys at Colley & Colley law firm, based in Austin and Tyler, Texas, serve the entire state in motorcycle accident and wrongful death survivor cases. Texas is known for its long, winding roads and the Colley & Colley personal injury lawyers want to make sure everyone can enjoy them safely without anxiety. Contact us today for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident.