Over the last ten (10) years, motorcycle registrations have increased significantly. More and more consumers are choosing to ride motorcycles. Motorcycle popularity is definitely on the rise. Why is this? Well, riding is fun! Moreover, due to the increasing push to save resources and be more environmentally conscious, consumers are turning to motorcycles as their primary means of transportation. At a time when most passenger vehicles average around 25 miles per gallon, motorcycles can average around 50 miles per gallon.
Sadly, the increase in motorcycle sales has coincided with a significant increase in motorcycle-related injuries and deaths, which have dramatically risen over the last few years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4,000 deaths and 76,000 injuries each year in the U.S. can be attributed to motorcycle collisions. Although Texas has spent considerable time in educating the motor vehicle driving public to “Share the Road,” ever increasing numbers of motorcycle collisions are occurring. Many motor vehicle operators simply fail to adhere to simple rules of the road. They are blind to the motorcycle. When motor vehicle operators fail to adhere to traffic laws, crashes can occur. Considering the nature of motorcycle/motor vehicle collisions, the operator on the motorcycle often suffers significant injury mechanism during a crash, including head trauma, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic personal injuries.
The attorneys at The Stewart Law Firm are familiar with the rules of road and remain steadfast in the pursuit of justice for motorcycle crash victims. The Stewart Law Firm understands the severity of Texas motorcycle crashes and the life-changing effects that can occur as a result of a crash caused by the negligent acts of another. If you have a question regarding a Texas motorcycle crash claim, call The Stewart Law Firm for a free consultation. The Stewart Law Firm can be reached, toll-free, at (877) 326-0411. Our address is: 3000 South, IH-35, Suite 150, Austin, TX 78704. Visit our website at: www.thestewartlawfirm.net. Cases handled by The Stewart Law Firm include catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, motorcycle crashes, motor vehicle crashes, commercial vehicle crashes, and defective products.