Motorcycle Accidents
Being involved in a motorcycle accident can be a scary and overwhelming experience, especially if serious injuries occurred as a result. Due to the nature of motorcycle accidents, injuries are quite common and often severe. Not only do physical injuries occur as the result of a motorcycle accident, but financial and emotional damages come up as well. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident - either with a car, another motorcycle, 18-wheeler, or pedestrian, please contact Shamieh Law today. Our attorneys have years of experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and Lake Charles, Louisiana and are prepared to do the same for you.

There is something incredibly alluring about taking a motorcycle out on the open road and feeling the wind against your skin. Adrenaline junkies love the rush of riding on a motorcycle, but it also comes with inherent risks. Motorcycle accidents are some of the worst crashes imaginable, namely because motorcycles can be driven at high speeds without much protection. Statistics indicate that 98 percent of motorcycle accidents result in some type of injury.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Some of the most serious motorcycle accidents result in death, leaving behind loved ones and expensive medical bills. In some cases, the family of a motorcycle accident victim may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Over the last 10 years we have seen motorcycle accident deaths double in the United States. This is due to numerous factors, from the prevalence of smartphones and other devices taking drivers’ attention from the road to inexperienced riders on the roads. Some of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Injuries to the legs and feet
  • Road rash and burns
  • Head trauma, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Concussion
  • Depression
  • Muscle damage
  • Biker’s arm
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Motorcycle accidents usually take place when drivers of other vehicles are not paying attention or are unaware of a motorcycle's speed or presence. Researchers have found that the human brain actually has a hard time perceiving small objects that are closer (such as a motorcycle in the next lane) than large objects that are at distance. This helps explain why so many accidents involving motorcycles take place when a vehicle is changing lanes. Other reasons motorcycle accidents happen include:

  • Driver error
  • Faulty equipment
  • Speed
  • Distraction
  • Dangerous conditions

To learn more about how we can help you following a motorcycle accident, please contact Shamieh Law and schedule a free consultation today.