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Can I Pursue a Texas Motorcycle Accident and Injury Claim If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

At the Hollingsworth Law Firm, our Houston motorcycle accident attorneys know the Texas Motorcycle Operator Program states that all Texas motorcycle operators and passengers must wear helmets that meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #218 unless they are 21 or older and have completed the approved motorcycle operator training course approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) or are covered by the appropriate amount of medical insurance.

U.S. Department of Transportation-approved motorcycle helmets are designed to protect riders, reducing the risk of head injury by 69% and death by 42%.

However, it is important to note that eligible Texas riders are not required to wear them. If they decide not to, that is their right. The question becomes, can a motorcycle accident victim pursue a negligent driver for their injuries if they were not wearing a helmet? We have answers.

Texas Motorcycle Accident & Injury Claim Without Helmet

Can a Negligent Driver Claim I Am At-Fault for My Injuries for Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet in Texas?

When riders are injured by negligent drivers who were distracted, speeding, impaired, or simply not paying attention to their surroundings, the rider may be eligible to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance coverage, whether or not the rider was wearing a helmet.

Simply stated, in Texas, wearing a helmet — or the lack of one — does not impact a motorcyclist’s eligibility to file a personal injury claim for the damages they suffered.

The difference may be that the rider’s injuries could be more severe, even catastrophic, which means their recovery needs will be more significant.

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If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver in Texas, contact our dedicated Houston personal injury attorneys at the Hollingsworth Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.

Call (713)-637-4560 or contact us online.

Our skilled bilingual personal injury lawyers and support staff represent clients throughout Texas on a contingency basis, so you never pay any legal fees unless we win your case.

If you are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, so are we. Let us take the lead.

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