In many areas of the U.S., motorcyclists enjoy getting out on the open road all year round. Austin motorcyclists are included in this group of motorists. The number of bikers injured or killed is higher in states that have more moderate temperatures all year.
Texas law requires that motorcyclists wear a helmet if they are under 21 years old. Those who are over 21 must have insurance covering injuries if he or she is in a motorcycle accident or have completed a safety course for riders. According to motorcycleaccidents.org, a motorcyclist has a 40 percent higher chance of dying in an accident than one who is wearing a helmet. While a helmet might not be required in Texas for certain riders, it can reduce the chance of being involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration determined that in 2009, over 1,800 lives were saved because motorcyclists were wearing helmets when involved in a crash.
At Levine Law Firm, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be to recover from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. For those that who lost a family member this way, holding those responsible for your loved one’s death can be part of the healing process. We work to get victims and their families compensation for such claims as medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, loss of companionship and more.
We provide more information about motorcycle accidents on our webpage on the subject. Please take a few minutes to review it and then contact us with any questions you may have.