Motorcyclist Reportedly Loses Legs In San Antonio Automobile Accident
MySanAntonio.com reported on a brutal crash that took place around two in the afternoon on September 17th within the city of San Antonio. According to reporting, the accident took place when a pickup truck was attempting to make a turnaround and a collided with the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike and into a road sign, causing serious injuries. Bystanders, unfortunately, reported that the man’s legs were severed in the accident. San Antonio police are still conducting an investigation to determine the precise cause of the accident. If you, or your loved one, has been injured in an accident on a bike, contact an experienced San Antonio motorcycle accident lawyer who can explain your legal options to you.Motorcyclists are Often Injured By Negligent Drivers
Despite the stereotypes that bikers are risky thrill seekers, it is often the motorcyclist who is the one that is injured by a negligent driver of a car or a truck. A typical scenario involves the driver of a vehicle who carelessly fails to notice a motorcycle. Common situations where this occurs include:
- A driver changing lanes without noticing a smaller motorcycle is already there;
- A driver who goes right through a four way stop without noticing that a bike has the right of way;
- Turning left right in front of a motorcycle, when the bike has the right of way;
There can be many other times when the vehicle driver is negligent as well, such as speeding, drunk driving, texting, running a red light, or any other form of reckless and inattentive driving. But, it is important to recognize that motorcyclists face some unique risks from other drivers. Drivers of larger vehicles too often fail to take reasonable and safe of their surroundings and do not notice the presence of a motorcycle. This negligence can cause serious injury to bikers.Injured Motorcyclists are Eligible for Compensation
Motorcycle injuries have the potential to be catastrophic. In a collision between a car or a truck and a motorcycle, most of the time the biker will sustain the most serious damage in the crash. If that accident was caused by the negligence of the other vehicle, the biker is eligible for significant compensation. This compensation includes:
- Full recovery for medical expenses;
- Current and future lost wages;
- Physical therapy expenses; and
- Pain and suffering.
Motorcyclists are often misunderstood. There are dangerous and unfair stereotypes that those who ride motorcycles are reckless risk takers, and therefore are the ones who should be at blame most accidents. At the Law Office of Ronald A. Ramos we understand that his characterization is completely inaccurate. Bikers are just as safety conscious and careful as any other motorist and they have legal rights too. If you were injured in an accident while riding a motorcycle in San Antonio, we will protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced Texas motorcycle accident attorney Ronald A. Ramos today.