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Motorcycle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents have been increasing each year for over a decade.

The Top Motorcycle Accident Law Firm In Dallas

Motorcyclists are more likely to sustain serious, or unfortunately, fatal injuries when compared to motor vehicle drivers and passengers. In most instances, the causes of motorcycle accidents also differ from typical car accidents because of the basic lack of protection a motorcycle provides to its rider. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident and need a motorcycle accident lawyer in Dallas call Jinks Law now! We are skilled in helping motorcyclists get their life back by recovering what was lost in a motorcycle accident.

Furthermore, motorcycles are more physically demanding to drive than cars, sport utility vehicles, and trucks.

Motorcycle Accident Causes

  • Negligent motor vehicle drivers
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Negligence of third-parties
  • Weather conditions

A large amount of motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent motor vehicle drivers. The smaller profiles of motorcycles make them harder to see from the side or in rear-view mirrors of cars, so inattentive drivers may cross into a motorcycle driver’s lane. Negligent car drivers may also fail to yield as they may not have noticed the motorcyclist. Driver inattentiveness caused by cell phone use and/or texting is also be a factor in causing motorcycle accidents.

In addition, user-related factors such as speeding, reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, lane splitting, and having an insufficient level of motorcycle training and safety instruction leads to further motorcycle accidents.

However, the majority of motorcycle accidents in Dallas occur when riders encounter hazardous road conditions such as oil spills, debris in the bike’s path, rocks, and uneven pavement. All of the aforementioned can cause a rider to lose control of the motorcycle, resulting in potentially serious injuries. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence of other parties, such as construction, government roads, or debris falling from other trucks or semi-trailers. Motorcyclists can recover monetary damages as a result of injuries sustained due to the road debris caused and/or left by other vehicles.

Injuries Sustained

The most common form of injury that a motorcycle driver sustains as a result of an accident is head trauma, especially if the motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet. In some instances, head trauma will lead to traumatic brain damage and/or death. Typical side effects of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Headaches, especially ones that linger for long periods of time
  • Difficulty in understanding the speech of others
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Lethargy or fatigue
  • Hearing loss

Other typical injuries incurred by motorcyclists include broken bones, torn cartilage, road rash and burns, and damaged ligaments. Since a motorcyclist doesn’t benefit from the protection a car would provide, motorcycle accident-related injuries are usually much more serious.

Jinks Law Can Help

If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one, you may be entitled to significant compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional trauma, lost wages and more. All cases are unique and the value of your claim depends on the specific circumstances of your case. The motorcycle accident attorneys at Jinks Law Firm in Dallas has access to resources to investigate the cause of your motorcycle injury, help you obtain medical care to facilitate your recovery, and determination to fight for you until we obtain the maximum recovery for your damages. If you have suffered an injury due to a motorcycle accident, contact Jinks Law Firm for a free initial consultation.

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Contacting Jink’s Law Firm about my accident was one of the best decisions I’ve made, and Sharis Jinks Hauder is a great attorney. I was able to focus on my care and treatment instead of worrying about medical bills and settlement. Thanks to her experience and hard work, I am now back to work and feeling great.

Bryan, car accident client

Jinks Law was incredibly helpful in handling my case! Their lawyers were professional, compassionate, thorough, and dedicated. They listened to my side of the story and created a winning strategy. I would recommend Jinks Law to my family, friends, or anyone needing help after being injured.

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