Sugar Land Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Of all vehicle operators on Texas roads, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable. Riders are exposed, without the safety of a steel or aluminum alloy frame, seat belt, and air bag to protect them in the event of a collision.
Even if a rider is wearing a helmet and protective clothing, he or she may experience severe injuries in a seemingly minor crash.
The severity of motorcyclist injuries and the lasting impact they may have on victims' lives makes legal counsel all the more important.
Does Texas Require You to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet?
In Texas, the laws regarding helmet use depend on the age of the rider as well as other circumstances. Riders who are under the age of 21 are legally required to wear a helmet while operating or riding as a passenger on a motorcycle. Riders who are 21 or older, also have to wear a helmet unless they meet the following exemptions:
The rider has completed a rider training course
The rider has health insurance that provides at least $10,000 in medical coverage for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident
It is worth noting that even if a rider does not have to wear a helmet, it is still highly recommended for their well-being. Studies have shown that helmet use reduces the risk of head injury in the event of a crash. Not only that, but wearing a helmet could save your life if you are in an accident.
How We Can Help
Based in Sugar Land, our attorneys handle motorcycle accident cases in Sugar Land and throughout the surrounding areas in Texas. We can also take on multidistrict litigation involving motorcycle defects across the United States.
At The West Law Firm, we recognize the challenges riders face on the road, specifically after an accident. They too often suffer because a motorist "just didn't see" them. Motorcycle riders are also affected by hazardous roads and will be at risk of catastrophic injury if their bikes are defective.