If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you are probably in a lot of pain. You may even have suffered head injuries. If you suffered a head injury due to a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if the motorcycle helmet laws in Texas have any bearing on the outcome of your case. Keep reading to find out what you need to know.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Texas | Age Restrictions
Under Texas helmet laws, all riders who are less than 21 years of age must wear a helmet. Those who are 21 years of age and older may ride without a helmet, but only if they have either completed a motorcycle safety course or can provide proof of health insurance that will cover injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Texas | How it Affects Your Claim
That being said, whether or not you are wearing a helmet only becomes a factor if you suffer injuries that could have been avoided or reduced if you wore a helmet. If you were legally required to wear a helmet, but did not, then suffer head injuries, it will be very difficult to recover for your head injuries. But you should still be able to recover for other injuries and damages that weren’t related to whether or not you wore a helmet.
If you were not legally required to wear a helmet, chose not to wear one, then suffered head injuries in a motorcycle accident, you can still recover for your head injuries, but you’ll need to show that you would have still suffered head injuries even if you had worn your helmet. But assuming you can do this, any recovery you obtain for your head injuries is still likely to be lower than if you had been wearing a helmet.
Clients who come to me who have sustained motorcycle accident injuries need to make sure that they get proper legal representation. There’s already a negative stigma with driving a motorcycle on roadway, so you’re going to need a lawyer who’s going to help you on making that claim and making that case. This can make all the difference in the world to make sure you get fair and just compensation for the damage and injuries caused by a negligent driver. Give our Houston motorcycle accident office today to get a free consultation with me about Texas helmet laws.