The accident represented Austin’s 100th roadway fatality in 2015. Authorities are encouraging Austin residents to practice safe driving in the hopes that 2016 will see fewer traffic deaths among the city’s population.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists get in fewer accidents per capita than car drivers. The accidents that do occur are far more likely to cause death or catastrophic injury. A motorcycle’s smaller size means that drivers must be paying careful attention to their surroundings to spot the motorcycle in time to prevent a crash.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, talk to a Dallas law firm with experience representing motorcycle crash victims. Lawyers who handle motorcycle cases know the particular risks – and rewards – that come with riding a bike. They’re also aware of the biases many insurance companies and community members still hold about the “risk-taking” nature of bikers, and they’re prepared to confront those in settlement negotiations and in court.
The Law Office of WT Johnson can help. Contact us at (800) 738-4046.