Motorcycles can be an exciting method of transportation for many people. However, while this is true, they can also be very dangerous as well. This is because, unlike other vehicles, they do not offer their riders any protection from outside threats on the road. This can include negligent drivers in the event of an accident. It is because of this that riders should wear protective gear at all times, such as a helmet. Continue reading below to learn about Texas’ helmet laws and contact an experienced personal injury attorney if you were injured due to negligence.
What are Maryland’s Helmet Laws?
In the state of Texas, the law generally requires all drivers and passengers to wear a helmet. It is important that the helmet meets the safety standard of the state’s Department of Public Safety as well. While this is true, it is important to know that there are two exceptions to this. The following individuals can drive a motorcycle without wearing a helmet:
- Those who are 21 and over who successfully completed an approved motorcycle operator training and safety course
- Those who are covered by a health insurance plan providing at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred while operating the motorcycle
What are Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
There are many different ways that a motorcycle accident can happen, which is why protective gear should be worn. This can include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Dangerous driving
- Drunk driving
- Defective motorcycle parts
- Poor weather
How do I Recover Compensation?
When a person is injured in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, they can file a personal injury claim to pursue legal action. In doing so, they are required to prove negligence took place and caused the injuries they sustained. Evidence that can be used for a claim can include medical documentation of the injuries, pictures of the scene, and eye-witnesses to the incident. If successful, they may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Loss of current and future wages
- Funeral expenses in the event of wrongful deaths
Contact our Firm
If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.