At Farrah Martinez, PLLC., we represent motorcyclists or bicyclists that have been injured or suffered severe damage caused by a negligent driver. If you or a loved has been involved in a motorcycle accident or a bike accident, motorcycle accident lawyer Farrah Martinez can assist you. To learn more about motorcycle collisions or bicycle accidents we have provided some helpful information below.
Texas Motorcyclist Helmet Law
In Texas a motorcyclist is not required to wear a helmet unless the motorcyclist is 20 years or younger. So, the fact that you were 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, then it is extremely important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who thoroughly knows the helmet laws.
Texas Bicyclist Helmet Law
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.
Factors Farrah will Seek to Prove in Motorcycle Accident or a Bike Accident
Driver of the vehicle was at fault
Talk with witnesses
Get police report
Take pictures of the scene
Take pictures of your injuries
Take pictures of the motorcycle
Deal with the insurance company
Review medical records
Often times the motorcycle accident is not the fault of the rider. We seek to change opinions of people form beforehand through factual evidence that many motorcyclists are safe cautious riders that follow the rules of the road and who are placed in harm’s way by distracted and reckless drivers.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a reckless driver, contact Farrah Martinez Houston Motorcycle Accident Attorney at (713) 853-9296 to help your seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.