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Bandera Personal Injury Attorneys – Motorcycle Accidents
A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer can assist you in recovering full compensation if you’ve been the victim of a motorcycle accident. No one wants to have an accident. You wouldn’t even wish one on your most hated enemy.
Road rash is an understatement. Usually, it is the least damage you get from being a motorcycle rider having an accident and you know perfectly well the ultimate possibility in an accident involving motorcycles: death.
Motorcycle riders are not required by law to wear a helmet if they have insurance amounting to at least $10,000 and/or a Personal Injury Protection of at least $10,000.
Some insurance companies contend that motorcycle riders who get into an accident and get a traumatic brain injury were liable to get that injury anyway because that person was not wearing a helmet.
While laws do say that it is not a requirement to wear a helmet, it is just not good sense to go without a helmet while riding a motorcycle.
If you do have the misfortune of wrecking your motorbike, it may be in your best interest to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer.
It can be difficult to establish your innocence in the case of motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle accident lawyer may be necessary to plead your case if you have difficulty dealing with the insurance company or getting compensation.
Motorcycles do have the same basic right as any other motor vehicle except for a few differences. Mainly this regards how a motorcycle is to run on the road, how it should behave in pedestrian traffic, and generally, where it is allowed by law to operate on the various roadways.
Bicycles, at first thought, should be classified as pedestrian since it is human-powered, right? Nope. A bicycle is still defined as a vehicle, whether it is human-powered or not. Therefore bicycle riders also enjoy the same rights as motorcycles and mopeds.
The only difference between the two modes of transportation is that a motorcycle needs to use its signal lights to turn in any direction while bicycle riders need to use hand signals to indicate their intentions.
While figuring in an accident with a bicycle may sound ridiculous, it does happen, and it is more common than you might expect. Although not as “in demand” as motorcycle accident lawyers, a bicycle accident lawyer is sometimes needed in special cases, particularly accidents involving bicycles and cars.
While accidents are a part of our daily lives that we would prefer to do without, the sad fact is that accidents will not go away until driver education and personal prevention measures can force it down to a level that it becomes insignificant.
If and when you do get involved in an accident, always contact a motorcycle accident lawyer so that all facts can be established and you can be assured of recovering your losses financially.