Austin Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Fighting for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Texas
Negligence on the road is extremely common, which explains why more than six million car crashes occur in the United States every year. No one is safe from severe injuries and damages in auto accidents, but motorcyclists are by far one of the most vulnerable groups of people. According to the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are nearly 28 times more likely than people in passenger vehicles to die in crashes.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s likely that you’re suffering from catastrophic injuries and facing a mountain of medical bills and property damage expenses. You shouldn’t have to pay for it if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. Chris Morrow Law, PLLC’s own Austin motorcycle accident lawyer has the experience needed to protect your rights to compensation. By holding at-fault drivers and other parties liable, we can secure the financial reward you’re entitled to following a harrowing experience.
We Know Texas’s Motorcycle Laws
Texas has some specific motorcycle laws that may impact your personal injury claim after an accident, for better or for worse. The state has its own helmet law, for instance, which requires motorcyclists to wear helmets if they’re under the age of 21. Riders over 21 can forego a helmet if they have insurance coverage or certification. When it comes to carrying passengers, no one under the age of five can ride on a motorcycle.
Some states have laws prohibiting lane splitting, a dangerous practice that involves motorcyclists passing other vehicles by weaving in and out of traffic between cars. However, Texas doesn’t prohibit lane splitting, meaning that if a motorcyclist is involved in a car accident, other drivers and passengers can’t incite any lane-splitting law that would blame the motorcyclist. Our motorcycle accident lawyer in Austin is a Texas local who knows all our state laws regarding motorcycles and is able to use them to defend you after an accident caused by someone else.
Compensation Victims Can Recover After a Motorcycle Accident
Because motorcycle accidents tend to result in severe injuries, you may be facing tens of thousands of dollars of debt in medical bills, lost income, property damage, and non-economic damages like mental anguish. If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may also be burdened with funeral costs. Chris Morrow believes clients shouldn’t be expected to front their own costs when they’ve suffered so much already. He has nearly 30 years of litigation experience that he can put to work to build your case and obtain the compensation you’re legally entitled to.
Our motorcycle accident attorney in Austin has well over two decades of experience defending clients in Austin and throughout Texas. Learn more about how we can help you by calling our office at (512) 641-5232.