WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEXAS’ MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAWS
March 31, 2021
If you ride a motorcycle or are looking into riding one, you are most likely wondering whether Texas law requires you to wear a helmet. While wearing one is for your own safety, you should read on and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about the motorcycle helmet laws in Texas and what to do if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What Are the Laws Regarding Wearing Helmets on Motorcycles in Texas?
Generally, in Texas, all motorcyclists are required, by law, to wear helmets that comply with the state’s Department of Public Safety. That being said, if you are someone who is over 21 and either has $10,000 in a health insurance plan for medical benefits for injuries in a motorcycle accident, or if you have participated in and completed an approved motorcycle operator training and safety course, you may drive your motorcycle without a helmet.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured in A Motorcycle Accident?
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. From here, while you await the ambulance’s arrival, you should ask the other driver for his or her insurance information, ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information, and take pictures of any damage to your bike or the other motorist’s vehicle. Once you are transported to a hospital for treatment, you should ask your doctor for all documentation regarding your injuries, and, finally, retain the services of an experineced Texas personal injury attorney who can gather and present all additional evidence, such as security camera footage of the accident, to help prove your personal injury claim.
How Long Can I Wait to Sue the Party Responsible for My Injury in Texas?
Those who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of another party must abide by the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, generally, two years, you will, generally, have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.