Houston Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

At The Daspit Law Firm, we know that a motorcycle accident may have serious life-changing effects on an individual and their loved ones. In motorcycle accidents, rider and his or her passengers are at a great risk of injury and fatality on the road in comparison to persons in automobiles. A report published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that in fatal collisions between automobiles and motorcycles, the rider or motorcycle passenger dies in 98 percent of cases, while a driver or passenger in the automobile loses his or her life in only 2 percent of such accidents. This disparity constitutes a great injustice, in light of the fact that other research from the NHTSA has found that car drivers are at fault in two out of every three crashes between autos and motorcycles.

Not only are motorcycle riders usually not to blame for their accidents, but they are also far more likely to suffer serious injury or death. According to statistics provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, there were 5,740 motorcycle accidents resulting in catastrophic injury, in addition to 2,078 accidents resulting in less-serious injuries. In comparison, there were 52,243 serious injury car accidents and 88,684 resulting in relatively minor injuries. These figures show that whereas serious injuries are slightly more than half as common as normal injuries in car crashes, they are 2.76 times more common in motorcycle accidents. Furthermore, injuries occurred in only 37 percent of car accidents, as compared with a staggering 83 percent of motorcycle accidents. In addition to the thousands of motorcycle riders and passengers who were injured in Texas in 2012, another 467 lost their lives in fatal motorcycle crashes.

Claim Compensation for Your Houston Motorcycle Accident

If you have suffered serious injury or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact Daspit Law Firm as soon as possible and get informed about your rights and legal options. If another driver is responsible for causing the accident, they may be held accountable for your financial compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Our Houston personal injury lawyer is capable of carefully investigating accidents and helping clients take effective legal action. When it comes to protecting our clients' rights and claims for compensation, he knows how to get results.

Let us guide you through the claims process and fight to protect your right to fair compensation. You simply cannot count on the insurance company to treat you fairly in paying on your claim. They will most likely attempt to deny you compensation by demonstrating that you are to blame for your crash or seek to minimize your claim through arguments that your injuries and economic losses are not as great as they actually are. Contact our office for a free case evaluation so that we can advise you of the value of your claim and begin working on an individualized strategy for you.