Generally speaking, when a fatal motorcycle or car accident occurs, we tend to assume that the fault lies with one of the parties involved in the crash. After all, motorcycling is an extremely dangerous activity, as evidenced by the high rate of crashes. However, it may be the case that the city responsible for maintaining the streets and protecting the safety of its residents was at fault. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert motorcycle accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
According to statistics gathered by the Texas Department of Transportation, motorcycle accidents in the state have increased significantly, and the agency projects that the numbers will continue to grow. The increase has been generally associated with increased congestion in high traffic areas due to oilfield activity, as well as an increased population in a number of urban areas.
Other general factors that increase the probability of motorcycle accidents in Texas include high speeds and distracted drivers, according to the department. In that vein, the Department has stressed that while increased congestion is a leading factor, many of these crashes are preventable by conscientious operation of motorcycles. Both motorcyclists and other drivers are urged to be aware of their surroundings and the speeds at which they are driving.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert motorcycle accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Motorcyclists are often depicted a certain way in popular culture. In general, there is some aspect of thrill seeking attributed to a motorcyclist. After all, it is certainly a high-adrenaline activity. Weaving through much larger vehicles at high speeds, all the while lacking the protections offered by a car, is no doubt a riskier endeavor than other forms of travel. Nonetheless, motorcyclists are entitled to the same use of the road as anyone else. Because there are a relatively high number of motorcyclists on the road each day, it is important for state and local governments to account for them when implementing traffic safety laws, as well as infrastructure that could potentially create danger. When an injury does occur, it would be wise to contact an expert motorcycle accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
Milwaukee resident Aaron Henning was driving his motorcycle in downtown Milwaukee, just like any other day, when his tire suddenly got caught in something. Henning and his motorcycle reportedly slid 20 feet on the street, causing Henning to suffer a fractured elbow. It was not until after he suffered his injuries that Henning realized the accident had been caused by the tracks of “The Hop,” a famous streetcar in Milwaukee.
Now, Henning, who has been out of work for several weeks because of the accident, plans to sue the City of Milwaukee in the hopes of getting compensation for his injuries. In response to the accident, the city has noted that there is a plethora of information online that directs motorcyclists on how to avoid the tracks. Henning, however, believes that it is wrong that a biker should have to deal with such inconveniences. Henning will be represented by attorney Michael Hupy, President of Hupy and Abraham, S.C.
Riding a motorcycle carries with it inherent risks that outweigh most other forms of transportation. They offer little in the way of external protection, and compared to cars and airplanes, motorcycles lack means of mitigating physical damage once a crash has been initiated. From driving while intoxicated to poorly designed models, motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and often result in significant injury. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert motorcycle accident attorney at 617-787-3700.
Due to an unusual spike in the number of motorcycle accident-related fatalities this summer, the British Columbia coroners service has made several public service announcements reminding riders to be safe on the roads. From the beginning of the year until the end of July, around 30 people have died from motorcycle crashes, with 18 of those deaths coming in July alone. Reports indicate that ninety percent of those fatalities were men.
According to data collected over the past 10 years, excessive speed and impairment, including drunk or distracted driving, are the main causes of these crashes. Moreover, more than half of the deaths have occurred in the summer months, with injury statistically more likely to occur on a Saturday or Sunday.