A motorcycle accident on Tuesday night resulted in one man suffering serious injuries. The accident happened in Harris County, Texas when three motorcyclists were traveling along Park Row Road westbound when one of the riders failed to negotiate a curve. At around 12 a.m., the man lost control of the motorcycle, struck a curb and wrecked the bike. The motorcyclist was ejected from the vehicle and transported by medical helicopter to the hospital for serious injuries. The Harris County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident and believes alcohol could be a factor in the crash.
Motorcycle accidents happen more frequently during the warmer months of the year; however, thousands of motorcycle accidents happen every year resulting in injuries and fatalities. Motorcyclists can be responsible for their own accidents; however, negligent drivers are more commonly to blame. Several states in the U.S. participate in campaigns to remind drivers to watch for motorcycles on the roadways. Drivers may have difficulty seeing motorcycles due to their smaller size, especially in the driver’s blind spots. Distracted driving increases the risks of causing a motorcycle accident and this factor is continuing to increase. Cell phones, GPS devices, touch screens, and passengers can distract a driver from responsibly operating their vehicle that can cause an accident. Negligent drivers, including distracted drivers, should be held accountable for the damages they cause by contacting an experienced auto accident attorney.
The St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to hold the at-fault driver responsible for your damages by recovering the maximum compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. Our attorneys will work with you throughout the process and support you throughout the case. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.