What You Need to Know About Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Texas

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If you ride a motorcycle, you most likely know that it is safest to wear a helmet. However, do you legally have to? Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about the motorcycle helmet laws in Texas. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Texas?

The motorcycle helmet laws in Texas are simple–if you are riding a motorcycle, you will have to wear a helmet that complies with Texas’ Department of Public Safety. That being said, if you are someone who has at least $10,000 in medical benefits for injuries incurred in motorcycle accidents, you are over the age of 21, and you have completed an approved motorcycle operator and training course, you will not have to wear a helmet when riding. That being said, this does not mean that you shouldn’t wear a helmet for your own safety, however, legally, under these circumstances, you do have a choice.

What should I do after a motorcycle accident in Texas?

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should take various steps to document the incident, if possible. You should:

  1. Call the police.
  2. Ask the other driver for his/her insurance information.
  3. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact info.
  4. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  5. Receive all documentation/medical bills regarding your injuries once treated.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

What is the statute of limitations for motorcycle accident personal injury claims in Texas?

If you are injured in a motorcycle accident due to another party’s negligence, it is critical that you do not wait to take legal action. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is two years, which gives the wrongly injured, under most circumstances, two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the party responsible. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently time-barred from suing. Our firm is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need–all you have to do is give us a call.

Contact our experienced Smith County, Texas firm

There are few things more jarring and disturbing than being wrongly injured in an accident. Our firm understands how difficult it can be to recuperate after a serious accident, which is why we are here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney on your side. Contact J. Chad Parker, PLLC today for an attorney who is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.