It is known that motorcycles are dangerous. For some people, this is the appeal. Many people ride motorcycles for the rush of adrenaline. But, with any thrill-seeking activity, there is the chance of an injury. When motorcycle accidents occur, the results can be deadly. As a result, it is important to know how these accidents occur, and therefore, what to avoid. Read on to learn more about motorcycle accidents in Texas and what to do in the event of an injury.
How do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are extremely common. Additionally, they can have devastating results. Most accidents are caused by:
- Another motorist’s failure to yield
- Rear-end collisions
- Potholes, road obstructions, and uneven pavement
- Poor weather conditions, such as torrential downpours that reduce visibility and control
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Visiting the Hospital After an Accident
After a motorcycle accident occurs, it is important to go to the hospital immediately. You should do so even if you do not feel you have been seriously injured. It is possible to have sustained an injury without realizing it. Additionally, this ensures that your injuries are treated by a medical professional while simultaneously providing proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. This can play a major role in your personal injury case.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
If you have sustained a serious injury, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind. But, it is important that you do not wait. This is because of the statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. An injury can have a physical, mental, emotional, and financial impact, and you may need compensation to help alleviate these burdens. You should reach out to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss any important deadlines.
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There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.