Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Austin
If you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident and would like to know what to do next contact personal injury lawyer Greg Baumgartner to discuss your case.
Statistics show that a motorcycle rider is six times more likely to be in a fatal accident than a passenger car pickup truck driver. Based upon a per mile traveled, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that a motorcycle rider is 35 times more likely to be killed in a car accident than the driver of a passenger car.
There are over 4 million motorcycles in the United States. And there is little doubt that motorcycle enthusiasts are much more susceptible to a serious injury if not fatal accident. It is the lack of protection that passenger car and pickup truck drivers are afforded that is the main cause of the death or serious injury of a motorcycle rider.
Additionally, motorcycles are much harder for other vehicles to see. The small size and generally dark colors make the visibility of the motorcycle rider one of the causes and many serious accidents. The phenomenon is called conspicuity and equates to the inability of other vehicles to see the motorcycle.
The use of personal protective equipment by motorcycle enthusiast is considered a very important part of injury prevention. Helmets being the main protection from a head injury or traumatic brain injury.
Other equipment include, gloves, shades, jackets and boots. But probably the biggest single way of preventing a motorcycle accident is to choose carefully your route of travel. While motorcycles are a convenient source of transportation for many, there is little doubt that traveling during rush-hour traffic in some of Austin’s busiest highways is a very dangerous proposition for the motorcyclist.
Nevertheless, motorcycle riders are entitled to rely upon the same rules of the road as other vehicles. Because other drivers have a harder time seeing the motorcycle, many accidents occur because a car pulls out in front of or into a motorcycle.
To speak with an Austin motorcycle accident lawyer contact Greg Baumgartner for a free no obligation consultation.