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 email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!