Motorcycle Tricks that Can Cause an AccidentTexas Legal News
Practicing Safe Driving on the Road
When we are out on the road, there is a certain expectation that both ourselves and others will act in a safe and responsible manner. This expectation allows us to believe that we will be safe while we drive and get from one place to another, so when we encounter someone driving in an unsafe fashion, it can anger us quite a bit. When other drivers operate their vehicles while texting, while drunk, or drive in a manner that bullies others on the road, it can infuriate us because these behaviors break the unspoken expectation we have all agreed to.
This speaks true to when motorcyclists perform stunts and tricks while in traffic. Many motorcyclists enjoy showing off tricks that they’ve learned, which does take quite a bit of time to learn and perfect, but to show these skills on a road that is not closed down for such performances and has others driving along on it creates a situation that is dangerous for all involved. When these tricks don’t go as planned, they can cause accidents, damages, and injuries, all of which can cause significant grief to a driver and their passengers.
After being injured due to the inappropriate driving of another on the road, call a personal injury lawyer to discuss your options and see what you might be able to do to help better your situation.
Some Tricks Motorcyclist’s Perform While Driving
While many motorcyclists are safe and responsible on the road, many others are not, which can cause serious accidents to occur at any time. Some of the tricks these riders perform on the road include:
Wheelies: Wheelies are tricks where the front wheel is taken up off the ground so that the motorcycle is only balancing on the back wheel. This trick is fairly simple, but it can go wrong quickly. The rider can lose their balance and crash, causing themselves and the bike to go all over the road. This can create accidents in which multiple people are injured and cause severe damage to be done to vehicles, which can be quite costly to repair.
Stoppies: A stoppie is similar to a wheelie, except the back tire is the one that goes in the air while the front tire stays on the road. This trick can be even more dangerous to perform than a wheelie since it requires a different set of muscles and since the wheel on the ground is connected to the point of steering, meaning that one wrong move can cause the bike and its rider to topple over into another driver’s lane.
“Christ” or “Cross”: This trick is one of the more dangerous types of tricks to complete because the rider has no control of the bike when the trick is performed. To perform this trick, a rider stands on the seat of the bike and stands straight up with their hands outstretched, mimicking the common depiction of Jesus Christ. This trick can go wrong in so many ways which can cause a large-scale accident to occur, injuring the biker and others in the process.
Motorcycle tricks are fun to watch for many people, but they should never be performed on the road. Be cautious when you see motorcycles performing tricks on the road, and give them space in case they do crash, giving you the best chance to escape unscathed from their wreck.
Texas Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
After being injured in an accident due to a motorcyclist driving in an unsafe fashion, call the lawyers at DeHoyos & Connolly, PLLC. Our team knows we can help you after an accident occurs and that we can provide you with the services you need to get the compensation you need to pay for your injuries and bills. Call our office today to discuss your case at (832) 767–3568.