Legal Assistance After A Motorcycle Accident
Texas Helmet Laws And Contributory Negligence
This raises the question about whether failing to take a safety precaution that could eliminate or significantly reduce injury constitutes contributory negligence. In this regard, Texas law favors the rider. Even if one concedes that failure to wear a helmet is negligence that exacerbates an injury, it is not negligence that contributes to causing the accident. Therefore, the absence of a helmet is not evidence of contributory negligence that defendants can use to limit injured riders’ compensation for serious and fatal accidents.
Severe Injuries Common To Motorcyclists
Because of their exposure to impact, motorcyclists tend to suffer more serious injuries than drivers of passenger cars, even in low-speed accidents. Serious personal injuries common to riders include:
- Neck and spine injury
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Foot amputation
- Concussion, skull fracture, traumatic brain injury
Many of the injuries bikers sustain are catastrophic. Our firm works vigorously to help ensure that our clients receive sufficient compensation to adapt to these life-changing accidents.
Consult A Dedicated Houston Attorney For Your Accident Claim
For the responsive legal counsel you need after a serious motorcycle accident, call the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations and you pay no attorney’s fees unless your claim is successful. Our team is also happy to make home or hospital room visits if you cannot make it to our Houston office.