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by Jeff Rasansky - November 29, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Contrary to what some drivers seem to believe, motorcyclists have equal rights with cars on the road. The majority of motorcycle accidents aren’t caused by the machines or those driving them: they’re caused by other drivers. A car wreck attorney is just as capable of representing motorcyclists as they are drivers, and motorcyclists oftentimes suffer far more grievous injuries than do drivers when wrecks occur. When the wreck wasn’t your fault, you have every right to expect to be paid compensation for the injuries you suffered.

One of the most common injuries suffered by motorcyclists has to do with right of way. While these types of accidents are common enough for car accident personal injury attorneys, they’re usually much more serious for motorcyclists. Motorists oftentimes turn into motorcyclists who are crossing an intersection or cross the lane in front of them. Just because these motorists may not have seen you doesn’t mean that they have a legitimate excuse. If you’ve been in one of these wrecks, be aware that the motorist may well owe you money for having caused you injury to your body and your bike. There are other common accidents, as well.Automobiles oftentimes get very close to motorcyclists, assuming the bike only has the right to as much lane as it occupies. A motorcyclist has the right to a full lane and a vehicle accident attorney will know this full well. If someone sideswipes you by carelessly pushing you out of a lane or even forces you out of the lane knowingly, you have every right to expect compensation for that. Just as not knowing the speed limit doesn’t entitle you to speed, not knowing the rights of others doesn’t entitle you to trample upon them. Not without paying dearly for it, at any rate.These lawyers are oftentimes the same lawyers that handle big rig crashes. Every motorcyclist knows the terror that comes with having one of these huge rigs get a bit too close in a lane or threatening to blow them off the road. These rigs are required to respect the rights of everyone else on the highway. While most truck drivers are excellent operators who know their business, there are the companies that hire unqualified people and who put them on the road, anyway. If they’ve been the cause of an accident on your bike, you should call an attorney.
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