Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Galveston and Friendswood
Bikers flock to Galveston each fall for the Lone Star Rally and throughout the year for leisure. With the high number of motorcyclists in the area, other drivers should be more attentive of their surroundings. However, far too many motorcycle crashes still occur due to negligence on I-45 and other highways in Galveston and Harris counties.
The APFFEL LAW FIRM represents motorcycle accident victims and their families in the Galveston area as well as throughout Galveston County and Harris County, Texas. We advocate for the rights of our clients and strive to overcome any society notions that view motorcyclists as reckless drivers.
Help After a Serious Motorcycle Wreck
Motorcyclists are frequently perceived as reckless drivers who make poor decisions. However, even when motorcyclists are abiding all traffic and safety laws, accidents occur. That is because many times, it is the negligence of other drivers on the road that cause motorcyclists to crash and become injured or disabled — or lose their lives.
Motorcycles are smaller than other vehicles on the road, which is likely the reason many drivers claim "I didn't see it." However, driver distractions and inattentiveness take over and make it even more difficult to avoid causing a motorcycle crash:
- Driver distraction: talking on cell phones, texting, putting on makeup, eating, disciplining children, or other inattentive driving
- Results of distracted driving: failing to recognize traffic light is red and rear-end a stopped motorcyclist; failing to notice a motorcyclist and cut them off when making a left turn or changing lanes; failing to pay attention to other vehicles and drive a motorcyclist off the road or into a ditch
When a motorcyclist is struck by an inattentive or negligent driver, lives change. Due to the lack of protection motorcyclists have in comparison to passengers of other vehicles, motorcycle accidents result in very serious injuries and fatalities.
We represent clients who have suffered serious road rash or burns, amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries. Additionally, we represent families of fatal crash victims through wrongful death lawsuits.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the APFFEL LAW FIRM for a free consultation. We are conveniently located near Galveston in League City off of I-45.