Texas Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving the Greater Houston Area

Motorcycle accidents are commonly perceived as very dangerous. This perception is, unfortunately, based on irrefutable fact. Federal government statistics, calculated by mile traveled, demonstrate that over 30 times more fatalities result from motorcycle accidents than from car accidents. If you find yourself injured in a motorcycle accident, we at Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC are ready and able to assist you in fighting for the compensation you are legitimately owed.

Increased Dangers Inherent in Riding a Motorcycle

As you are most likely aware, the increased dangers inherent in riding a motorcycle are that:

  • The motorcycle provides very little protection since it does not surround your body
  • Motorcycles, are considerably less stable than cars because they only have two wheels
  • Motorcycles, because of their smaller size, are less visible to drivers of other vehicles
  • Driving a motorcycle requires more skill than driving other vehicles
  • The greater maneuverability makes riskier driving behavior more tempting

Most Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists should be aware of the following:

  • More than 50 percent of motorcycle fatalities result from collisions with other vehicles
  • More than three-quarters of the time, motorcycles are hit head-on
  • Forty-two percent of motorcycle accidents occur when cars are making left turns, a situation in which the driver of the car is most often held liable
  • Though legal in some states, lane-splitting by cyclists is extremely dangerous
  • Reckless or intoxicated driving is responsible for half of all motorcycle accidents

It is important for motorcycle drivers to understand the above situations that put them, and their passengers, at greatest risk. Even armed with this knowledge, however, motorcyclists and their passengers are more likely to suffer personal injuries in a vehicular accident than others.

Why an Attorney Is Invaluable in Cases Involving Motorcycle Accidents

Having a competent lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases is important for anyone who has been involved in a serious vehicular accident, but is even more essential in cases involving a motorcycle. This is because there is a public bias against motorcycles and their drivers. A large portion of the population regards those who drive motorcycles as less reliable and more risk-taking than other drivers.

Serving Texas with Offices in Houston and Lufkin

Having a knowledgeable attorney at your side to fight your case vigorously can make all the difference. At Chandler, Mathis, & Zivley, we are confident that we will be able to represent you in any motorcycle accident and bring your case, through a negotiated settlement, or through litigation, to its best possible conclusion, assisting you in receiving the monetary compensation you deserve.

Chandler, Mathis & Zivley, PC has offices located in Houston and Lufkin Texas and serves clients throughout East Texas as well as many other states.
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