Alcohol and drug use can easily lead to motorcycle accidents and other kinds of crashes. If you got hurt in an accident and you believe that someone else’s bad behavior was to blame, you may have legal recourse. A Corpus Christi, Texas motorcycle accident lawyer can take a closer look at your case and help you pursue compensation.

How Can Alcohol and Drug Use Lead to Motorcycle Accidents?

It shouldn’t surprise you that alcohol and drug use can lead to motorcycle accidents. A motorcycle rider needs to be able to react quickly to changing traffic conditions and they need to be coordinated enough to stay balanced on their bikes. Alcohol and drug use can affect their coordination and their reflexes.

Drivers of cars and other larger vehicles face the same issues. These substances can slow down their reaction time and affect their judgment. They may end up engaging in dangerous behavior they never would have tried normally, and that can lead to tragedy.

Is Alcohol and Drug Use Common Among Motorcycle Riders?

Alcohol and drug use is distressingly common among motorcycle riders. It can be tough to get exact statistics, but some studies have found that alcohol and drug use could contribute to somewhere between 40 and 50 percent of motorcycle accidents. These accidents lead to millions of dollars in property damage and medical bills, and many of these crashes even result in deaths.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common in Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle riders do not have the same protections as the occupants of cars and other larger vehicles. As a result, serious injuries are quite likely when a motorcycle gets involved in an accident. Common injuries include:

  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Road rash
  • Facial trauma
  • Amputations
  • Organ damage
  • Broken and bruised ribs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injury

Can I Sue If I Get Hurt By a Motorcycle Rider?

If you believe that a motorcycle rider was responsible for your accident and your injuries, you can sue for damages. A rider who uses alcohol or drugs can be a danger to others who share the road, like cyclists, pedestrians, and other riders if they crash into them. They can also be dangerous to cars though, despite the clear differences in size and weight. If a driver has to swerve out of the way of a motorcycle rider who is drunk or on drugs, they can easily get into a crash.

Our attorneys can help you prove negligence and sue for a fair compensation offer that’s been calculated with all of your losses in mind. We’ll help you fight for damages that make up for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Contact Our Law Firm

When you are ready to learn more about what our personal injury lawyers can do for you, contact Sahadi Legal Group. The initial consultation is free. Let us take a closer look at your case and we’ll tell you what we can do to be of assistance.