Human error, or negligence, is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Texas. The following takes a look at common causes of accidents and how to prove negligence if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident.
The Department of Transportation reports that there were 463 motorcyclist fatalities in Texas in 2014: 433 motorcyclist operators were killed, as well as 30 motorcycle passengers. The total death toll from traffic accidents in Texas in 2014 was 3,534.
There were many different causes of these road accident fatalities (as well as severe injury crashes). According to data provided by the Texas Department of Transportation, the following were some of the most common crash contributing factors.
It’s important to understand the contributing factors for motorcycle crashes in Texas because many of these events are acts of negligence. In fact, all of the factors listed above—with the exception of defective tires—are examples of negligence. Arguably, driving on defective tires could be a negligent act on the part of a car dealer.
Anytime a driver performs an unsafe or unreasonable behavior perceived as dangerous or hazardous; negligence has occurred. Negligence is a common cause of motorcycle accidents, if not the most common.
To prove negligence, you will have to prove that the other driver did something unsafe, like changing lanes illegally or was using a cellphone. To do so, you can rely on evidence such as this list.
This list may sound exhaustive but it isn’t. However, it can be exhausting trying to obtain all these things. This is when your motorcycle accident lawyer comes to the rescue. When you hire a Texas motorcycle crash attorney to do the paperwork gathering, sending emails and making phone calls to recover evidence for your motorcycle crash, you and your family can focus on more important matters like physically recovering and getting your finances in order.
When someone else’s negligent actions cause an accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for your injuries and damages out of pocket; instead, the at-fault party should be held responsible. If you believe that the other driver was at fault and should be held liable, the Law Office of Julie Johnson PLLC can help you. To learn more about how Julie Johnson proves negligence recovers fair damages, call today at 214-290-8001.