Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The amount of alcohol-related motorcycle accidents remained stagnant from the years of 1998 to 2007 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - accounting for almost ten percent of motorcyclists that were injured total. In fact, 2007 saw a spike with over 103,000 motorcyclists injured and a staggering 9,000 being injured in an accident that involved alcohol in some manner. In Texas alone, there were over 150
fatal motorcycle accidents that were recorded in which the operator had some level of alcohol in their system.
Understanding the Dangers of Motorcycle DUI Accidents
In 2005, almost a quarter of fatal injuries sustained in an accident were caused by an alcohol-related accident in which the recorded BAC was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Unfortunately, the operator of the motorcycle is more commonly the one who is under the influence (typically 2.5 times more often than the operator of the involved passenger vehicle). This, however, does not mean that drunk car drivers are not known to cause motorcycle accidents - because they can and the results can be debilitating for the involved victim.
In fact, according to the NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis for all passenger vehicles that were involved in a motorcycle accident in the year 2005, ten percent had some level of alcohol in their system and seven percent were over the legal limit. Still, motorcycle operators typically had twice the BAC limit as opposed to their passenger vehicle operator counterparts.
Injured in a Houston motorcycle accident?
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by drunk driving, no matter whether it was caused by a motorcyclist or if a driver of a passenger vehicle was the cause, then you deserve to have an advocate on your side that you can trust. This is exactly what you will receive should you choose to work with a motorcycle accident lawyer from the legal team at Arnold & Itkin, LLP. We have been successful in handling even the most complex of cases over the years and have shown that we truly are advocates for the rights of victims.
By getting our involvement, you are taking a step to help yourself in the long run. We know that compensation needs to be fought for on the comprehensive level for our clients and we do everything that we can to help our clients obtain that compensation - no matter whether they are looking to cover for current medical bills, for future treatment, the loss of income or even loss of quality of life. So do not hesitate to get us involved if you have been victimized by motorcycle injuries caused by drunk driving.