Catastrophic injuries are common in motorcycle accidents. After all, motorcycles lack the protection of a cushioned space enclosed in steel and safety features such as seatbelts, airbags, and headrests. Riders and passengers are exposed and vulnerable. In fact, more than 1,800 motorcycle riders sustained serious injuries in accidents in 2020. More than 400 others were killed.
If you have been injured while riding a motorcycle, or if a loved one has been incapacitated or killed, you have incurred damages such as medical or funeral expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. If these damages were caused by the negligence of someone else, you have the right to take action to hold them financially accountable.
At Hildebrand & Wilson, LLP, we help motorcycle accident victims and their families in Pearland, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi, Texas pursue compensation for their losses by holding others accountable for their negligence. We have been handling personal injury claims and litigating cases in court for more than 30 years.
Reach out to us at Hildebrand & Wilson, LLP today to schedule a free consultation.
Texas Laws Regarding Motorcycle Safety
Operators of motorcycles in Texas must comply with all the same laws as drivers of other vehicles, but there are a few laws that apply specifically to motorcycles.
Lane splitting — driving between lanes of traffic when other vehicles are slowing or stopped — is illegal. If you are injured while splitting lanes, you will be held responsible for your own accident.
Riders under the age of 21 are required to wear helmets under Texas law. While riders aged 21 and older are not, they must either complete a motorcycle safety course or purchase at least $10,000 in health insurance coverage for medical expenses.
Motorcycle riders are also required to have minimum bodily injury liability insurance coverage of $30,000 per person and $60,000 per accident, plus at least $25,000 in property damage coverage.