Cochran Texas | Motorcycle Wreck Lawyers in Texas
Riding a motorcycle can be exciting. Getting in a wreck while riding a motorcycle isn’t.
Motorcycle wrecks are different than car or truck wrecks. Other vehicles on the road are bigger. They can cause major damage to the motorcycle and rider. There is not much protection for motorcyclists, so injuries tend to be worse. Injuries can require long surgeries and recovery time.
If injured in a motorcycle accident, call Cochran Texas. Focus on getting better and let us take care of the rest.
Some common motorcycle injuries:
- Brain damage
- Back injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Torn muscles, tendons or ligaments
- Cognitive issues
Do I have to wear a motorcycle helmet in Texas?We believe you should always wear a helmet whenever you are on a motorcycle. Think safety first!
Anyone under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet when driving or riding on a motorcycle. Riders over 21 do not have to wear a helmet if they completed a safety course or are covered by their insurance.
What should I do if I am in a motorcycle crash?
Make sure you and others are safe. If you can, move your bike to avoid blocking traffic. If you or someone else in hurt, call 911.
Get the name and badge number of the police officer who investigates the wreck. Also get information for any of the other drivers or anyone who saw the accident.
It is common for motorcycle riders to have injuries that don’t show up right away. Even if you feel fine, you need to see a doctor right away. This also gives you a record of your injury if you need to make a claim later on.
The quicker you take care of yourself the quicker you can get back to the open road.
If I was forced off the road but wasn’t hit, do I have a case?
Even if there was no contact, the other driver can be held responsible. But the police have to be able to find the driver who forced you off of the road.
If the other driver is found, you can file a claim with their insurance company.
Either way, Cochran Texas can help you deal with the insurance while you focus on getting better.
If I wasn't wearing a helmet do I still have a case?
If you are over 21, it is not illegal to not wear a helmet. But it could hurt your claim.
The insurance company will try to blame you for your own injuries. Especially if your head is injured because you didn’t have on a helmet.
A jury could also think that you choose to be careless. This could cause them to decide against you even if you did nothing wrong to cause the accident.