San Antonio Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle crashes are different from car crashes in several important ways. When a motorcycle accident occurs, injuries are almost inevitable. Whether the accident is the fault of the motorcyclist or the other party, motorcyclists bear the brunt of the collision. An injury from a motorcycle crash can cause loss of income, expensive medical bills and sometimes permanent disability. If you’ve experienced a personal injury after a motorcycle accident, contact D. Willis Law for a free consultation immediately – you may be eligible for compensation.

D. Willis Law Can Help You Recover Damagers

The San Antonio-based attorneys of D. Willis Law have proven results when it comes to San Antonio personal injury law.

  • Attorney Daniel Willis has more than ten years of experience representing clients in all types of personal injury law, including motorcycle accidents.
  • We are committed not only to your recovery, but also to your well-being and general health. We provide peace of mind by taking care of all the paperwork and red tape you may otherwise not be able to deal with due to serious injury or stress.
  • We work on a contingency fee basis. Your consultation is 100% free; there are absolutely no fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Motorcycle accidents are almost always serious, causing immediate effects to you and your ability to make money. Contact D. Willis Law to see how you can make sure you’re covered for the future.

How Is a Motorcycle Crash Different?

When a passenger car crashes, the seat belt and airbag help keep the rider in the vehicle safe and minimize injuries. A car has a strong frame that protects the passengers and driver from more harm. A motorcycle does not have any of these protections. This means injuries motorcycle victims sustain are almost always more severe. A few other reasons why motorcycle crashes are different from auto accidents are:

  • Less visibility on the road. Motorcycles are less visible to vehicles traveling on the road. They have fewer lights, smaller size, and fewer safety features.
  • No barrier between the rider and the road. There is no protection for a motorcycle rider between the rider’s body and the road. Protective gear worn by the rider can lessen the blow, but ultimately the rider will meet the pavement.
  • Road hazards have a bigger effect. Debris in the road, potholes, weather conditions and animals have an effect on all traffic, but motorcycles are more susceptible. A car can drive right over a pothole, but the same pothole may cause a motorcycle to crash.
  • High-risk behaviors. Drivers of motorcycles can engage in high-risk behaviors such as speeding, fast acceleration, tricks, and more. These behaviors sometimes end in disaster.
  • Less stability. The two-wheeled structure of a motorcycle is less stable than a four-wheeled vehicle like a car or truck. It’s a matter of physics. When a motorcycle reaches high speeds, a wobble can develop in the front wheel, making the bike even more unstable.
  • Skill level. Riding a motorcycle takes a certain skill level and a special license. A lot of riders don’t realize the importance of skill training.

Negligence in a Motorcycle Crash

If a driver was driving distractedly, intoxicated, or carelessly, he or she is negligent in the duty of driving safely. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a car has a duty to other drivers to be cautious when on the highways. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone’s negligence, especially with kinds of injuries a motorcycle accident can cause. Motorcyclists can also be negligent; weaving in and out of traffic, speeding, driving under the influence, and a lack of skill when riding are all examples of such negligence. The car driver could also speed, run a red light, weave in traffic, use a cell phone behind the wheel, or fail to check his or her mirrors. The fault of the accident lies with the party engaging in negligent behaviors.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

If you sustain injuries in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced law office to help you. A lawyer can help get the compensation you need to pay medical bills and reimbursement for lost wages. D. Willis Law has over ten years of experience with Texas personal injury cases. Daniel Willis, the founding attorney, handles each case, giving you a personalized experience. Daniel Willis started his career in the insurance industry, which gives him a unique advantage in handling personal injury claims successfully. His insurance background, coupled with his legal experience, is the advantage you want to have on your side. Contact us today to arrange your free initial consultation.