Motorcyclist Injured in Austin Crash
A 30-year-old man was seriously injured in a traffic accident when a car collided with his motorcycle. According to a news report in The American-Statesman, the Austin motorcycle accident occurred at Manchaca Road and Frate Barker Road. Officials have not released information regarding who was responsible for the crash or if either motorist failed to obey the traffic lights at the intersection. It does appear that the injured victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. He was critically injured and transported to a nearby medical center.
Since motorcycles are smaller than passenger vehicles, drivers who are distracted, speeding, intoxicated, or fatigued can easily overlook approaching motorcyclists. It is important when these accidents occur to determine who was responsible and how the collision could have been prevented.
There are several questions that must be asked. Did the driver fail to obey the traffic lights at the intersection? Was the motorist talking on the phone or otherwise distracted at the time of the collision? Was the driver’s negligence a contributing factor in the crash? In such cases, financial compensation may be available for the victim’s losses.
A skilled motorcycle accident lawyer can help an injured rider pursue fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of earning potential, and other related damages. In cases involving serious injuries, it is crucial for victims to secure quality legal representation to make sure that their rights are protected.
The experienced Austin motorcycle crash lawyers at King Law Firm fight for the best interests of our clients. We provide free consultations to anyone who has been injured in a Texas motorcycle crash. Please contact us at (512) 277-5762 to find out how we can help you.