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If you are a motorcycle rider, you already know that motorcycling can be a thrilling and fun way to get around. You also know that motorcyclists face a much higher risk of getting into an accident than drivers of other types of vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,932 motorcycle fatalities occurred in the United States in 2021. This was the highest number of motorcyclist deaths since 1975.

At Paradowski Law, we understand the unique challenges that motorcycle riders face in an accident, whether it was caused by another driver or by the weather. We also know that motorcycle riders' accidents tend to result in more severe injuries than those of other types of vehicle accidents. This is especially true when a motorcycle accident occurs due to another driver's negligence.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, get in touch with our firm today. Call (855) 524-2976 or submit an online request form.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics in Texas

Motorcycle accidents are a prevalent problem in Texas, resulting in hundreds of injuries and deaths each year. Motorcycles provide drivers with little physical protection compared to cars and other vehicles; this commonly leads to injuries in traffic collisions. 

The NHTSA reports that motorcyclists generally sustain injuries in accidents that are 14 times more severe than other traffic accident injuries. This is due to the smaller size of motorcycles and their riders’ exposure to the elements and other vehicles on the road. Motorcyclists also lack the protective features of other vehicles, such as a surrounding steel structure, airbags, and seatbelts.

Data from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) demonstrates the magnitude of the problem of motorcycle accidents in Texas, as well as the factors that contribute to the problem.

  • In 2018, 10,391 motorcyclists were involved in accidents.
  • In 2018, 6,131 motorcyclists were seriously injured in motorcycle collisions.
  • 45-50% of motorcyclists injured or killed in accidents were wearing helmets.
  • For each of the past 5 years, the number of motorcycle accident fatalities has increased.
  • 16% of all vehicle fatalities in Texas involve motorcyclists.
  • In 2019, 494 fatal motorcycle accidents occurred while in 2018 only 470 occurred, and, in 2016, accidents numbered only 435.
  • 31% of motorcycle accidents in Texas occur in rural areas while 69% occur in urban areas.
  • In 2019, most motorcycle accidents occurred in Houston, followed by San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Corpus Christi.
  • Motorcyclists are 25 times more likely than passengers in cars to be killed in an accident, and they are five times more likely to be injured.

If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you may be dealing with injuries that are severe enough to require emergency medical treatment or hospitalization. You may also be suffering from potential long-term injuries, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. 

Common motorcycle accident injuries range from road rash and skin abrasions to fractures, broken bones, internal organ damage, sprains, and more, including catastrophic injuries

No matter the severity of your injuries, you may be dealing with a significant amount of financial strain due to the need for medical care and lost wages due to taking time off from work to recover. At Paradowski Law, we understand how to help you get the compensation you need to deal with these financial challenges.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

The steps you take after being involved in a motorcycle can be critical to your case. 

We recommend the following: 

  1. Seek medical attention: Your health should be your top priority. Even if your injuries seem minor, it's essential to see a doctor as soon as possible. These medical appointments and reports will document your injuries. 
  2. Call the police: A police report can be valuable evidence in your motorcycle accident case.
  3. Document the scene: Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage.
  4. Gather information: Exchange contact and insurance information with the other parties involved in the accident. Collect contact information from any witnesses.
  5. Notify your insurance company: Report the accident to your insurance provider as soon as possible.
  6. Consult a motorcycle accident attorney: Our experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Bryan-College Station can help protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
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