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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a reckless driver, contact Jill Yaziji Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney at (713) 481-9490 to help your seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Motorcycle Law In Texas
Texas law does not require motorcyclists 21 or older to wear a helmet. Not wearing a helmet does not prevent you from filing a claim against a driver who caused the accident. If you were not wearing your helmet during your accident, then it is extremely important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for legal representation; someone who thoroughly knows the helmet laws. In Texas, there is no bicycle helmet law for adults. Bike riders under 18 years old must wear a helmet. Failure to wear a helmet is a class C Misdemeanor. The City of Houston also adopted a bike law Under 18 rule for minors. For a list of cities in Texas that have adopted
Helmet Bike Laws visit www.biketexas.org.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In fatal collisions between cars and motorcycles, the motorcycle rider or passenger dies in 98 percent of cases, while the driver or passenger in the automobile loses his or her life in only 2 percent of such accidents. This disparity constitutes a great injustice in light of the fact that other research has shown that drivers are at fault for two out of every three crashes between cars and motorcycles.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Changing lanes without looking for motorcyclists
- Driving too fast for conditions or following too closely
- Making a left-hand turn into the path of a motorcyclist
- Texting while driving or talking on a cell phone
Motorcyclists are also far more likely to suffer serious injuries or death in an accident. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in one year there were 5,740 motorcycle accidents resulting in catastrophic injury, in addition to 2,078 accidents resulting in minor injuries.
Furthermore, injuries occur in only 37 percent of car accidents, as compared with 83 percent of motorcycle accidents.
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