How Will Texas Motorcycle Laws Affect My Personal Injury Case?

In the blink of an eye, your motorcycle ride can be turned upside down. One minute, you’re traversing the Texas streets, and the next, you have been left with potentially serious injuries and unpaid medical bills. If you have been struck by a reckless driver or affected by another party’s negligence, you are owed compensation for your injuries. 

Texas currently has stringent motorcycle laws that may affect the outcome of your personal injury case. Even if your accident was caused by the recklessness of another party, it is still up to you to follow the law. To better understand your rights, it is best practice to partner with a dedicated and compassionate personal injury firm immediately. Since 1959, our team of Texas personal injury lawyers has helped victims of motorcycle accidents recover the compensation they need to move forward after their accidents. While you concentrate on recovering, we get to work on the complicated legal aspects of your case. 

Understanding the Basics of Texas Motorcycle Laws

Texas implements several motorcycle laws to help protect its citizens from injury. In a nutshell, these state laws require motorcycle drivers to adhere to the following: 

  • Anyone who operates a motorcycle in Texas must have a class M driver’s license
  • You must carry liability insurance with a minimum of $30,000 per injured person, $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 in property damage coverage
  • Anyone between the ages of five and 21 must wear a helmet
  • Passengers must have a specifically designated seat in order to ride
  • Lane-splitting is illegal

Not following these laws puts you at risk of an accident. If you are not following one of these laws while in an accident due to a reckless party’s actions, the amount of compensation you are able to recover will be affected. For example, if you are under 21 and are illegally operating your motorcycle without a helmet while you are struck by a speeding driver, you may be found partially responsible for your injuries. Under Texas’s modified comparative negligence law, you can still recover damages while being partially responsible for the accident. As long as you are not found to be over 50% at fault, you can recover adjusted compensation. 

How a Knowledgeable Attorney Can Help Your Unique Case

When you partner with Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, you are giving yourself the opportunity to rest and recover while a team of dedicated personal injury attorneys fights to protect your future. Our personal injury attorneys are here to help you investigate the circumstances surrounding your claim. We will gather and assess any relevant evidence to help demonstrate negligence has occurred and directly caused your motorcycle accident. 

We are prepared to file your claim within the two-year statute of limitations deadline and handle all aspects of the process afterward for you. This includes all communications with the at-fault party’s insurance company. We understand the importance of a worthy settlement after a personal injury accident and will negotiate for the compensation you deserve. 

Don’t Wait to Get Legal Help and Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can leave you with long-lasting injuries and pricey medical bills. At Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, we are unwavering in our commitment to support you through these difficult times. As the oldest personal injury firm in Austin, we have experienced personal injury lawyers to help you secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

Your path to justice and healing begins with the simple step of reaching out to our dedicated team. Let us be your advocates, working tirelessly to bring resolution to your case. You don’t have to navigate this challenging terrain on your own. Contact Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, for a free consultation today by filling out our contact form or giving us a call at (512) 454-3751.