Over 30 Years Of Experience Serving Motorcycle Accident Victims
Motorcyclists are particularly prone to suffer serious injuries after a motor vehicle accident. While cars and trucks have built-in safety features to protect the driver, motorcycles offer little to no protection against a collision. When another driver crashes into you, you may be left with serious life-altering injuries – even if you were wearing a helmet.
Dovalina Law, PLLC, has a long history of standing up for injured Texans. Our Del Rio firm focuses exclusively on personal injury law, and our attorneys work one-on-one with each client to ensure they are treated fairly and receive the compensation they deserve.
Texas Motorcycle Helmet Laws
In Texas, anybody under the age of 21 is required to wear a helmet when on a motorcycle, whether as a driver or a passenger. Those over 21 are able to ride a motorcycle without a helmet, but they must first pass an approved motorcycle training course or have at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage for any injuries that may result.
While it may be legal for certain motorcyclists to ride without a helmet, we highly advise against it – not only for your own safety, but for your personal injury case as well. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and those injures could have been prevented or mitigated by wearing a helmet, you may be partially to blame, and your recovery may be reduced. In Texas, this is referred to as “proportionate responsibility.”
Whether or not you were wearing a helmet does not affect your ability to file a claim and pursue compensation, however. When you are injured by another vehicle while riding your motorcycle, you should always seek guidance from an experienced attorney to ensure you receive maximum possible compensation for those injuries.
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Dovalina Law, PLLC, is committed to standing up for the everyday Texan who has been injured due to someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. The road to recovery may feel long, but we will be by your side every step of the way.
There is no cost to get started with your motorcycle accident case. Consultations are free, and we do not get paid unless and until we secure you compensation for your injuries. Call our Del Rio office at 830-774-5252 to schedule your free consultation. We serve clients across southwest Texas.