Motorcyclists and pedestrians are among the more vulnerable groups of roadway users, and both of these groups regularly sustain injuries due to the careless or negligent actions of other drivers. However, there are times when pedestrians are struck by motorcyclists. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Dallas motorcycle versus pedestrian accident attorney by your side. Our team has extensive experience investigating complex vehicle accident cases, and we know what it takes to help clients recover the compensation they are entitled to.
When we are discussing motorcycle versus pedestrian crashes, we are looking at two groups of roadway users that are considered “vulnerable” because they lack the same types of protections that drivers and passengers inside traditional vehicles have.
Many people tend to think that when a motorcycle strikes a pedestrian, the injuries to the pedestrian will not be all that bad – at least, not as bad as if a passenger vehicle struck a pedestrian. However, the reality is that motorcycles are much heavier than pedestrians (the average motorcycle weighs 400 pounds), and they can reach significant speeds. The force of a motorcycle crash can result in devastating injuries for any pedestrian involved.
Some of the most common injuries pedestrians sustain in the aftermath of a crash with the motorcycle include the following:
When we turn to data available from the Texas Department of Transportation, we can see that there were 7,678 total motorcycle crashes and 4,844 pedestrian crashes reported to the state during the latest year. However, what we do not have is exact data about how many accidents involved a motorcyclist striking a pedestrian.
Motorcycle versus pedestrian accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common ways that these incidents arise include instances where the motorcyclist:
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a motorcyclist, reach out to the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex injury claims throughout Dallas, and we want to help you get through this today. Let us get to work securing the compensation you are entitled to, which can include coverage of your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering damages, and more. When you need a Dallas motorcycle versus pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.