Fighting For You After An Accident

How do motorcycle/truck collisions typically differ from other crashes?

On Behalf of | Mar 27, 2024 | Trucking Accidents

Does the sight of a tractor-trailer barreling toward your motorcycle fill you with anxiety? It should. Collisions between motorcycles and commercial vehicles usually spell disaster for bike riders.

You need accurate information in the wake of a motorcycle accident – especially if you expect it to impact your life significantly. Therefore, you’ll want to keep the following in mind, should you ever experience harm as a result of a truck-involved collision.

Trucking rigs – a roadway threat

Do you make it a practice to give commercial trucks a wide berth to put distance between you? A smart move, but here are some reasons to provide additional space:

  • Large blind spots surround these rigs, making you invisible to truckers.
  • Unsecured cargo could fall and turn your commute into a dangerous labyrinth.
  • Heavy commercial trucks take much longer to slow and stop in emergencies, endangering those nearby.
  • Large automobiles are difficult to control and maneuver, making their traffic patterns hard to predict.

You also face other hazards, such as impaired or distracted truckers and sudden vehicle malfunctions.

Injuries can be devastating

Accidents involving motorcycles and trucks may leave riders with severe or catastrophic injuries. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord damage are two terrifying possibilities. Others include:

  • Abdominal trauma
  • Back injuries
  • Traumatic amputation
  • Severe burns

These injuries can impact your mobility, well-being, cognitive function and mood, possibly permanently.

Accident claims can be overwhelming

Motorcycle accidents involving large commercial trucks are different beasts compared to car crashes. The possible injuries tend to be catastrophic, sometimes leaving victims disabled. Untangling liability – the trucker, their company or even a third party – adds even more complications.

All this complexity means obtaining fair compensation can be a true challenge for injured motorcyclists. Seeking legal guidance from someone familiar with Texas accident compensation laws can better ensure that your claim covers all your losses, including the crash’s long-term impact on your life.