Motorcycle Accident FAQ

  1. What are the motorcycle helmet laws in Texas?

    Texas law requires all riders under age 21 to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Riders over age 21 are not required to wear helmets if they have proof of one of the following:

    • Successful completion of rider safety training.
    • $10,000 of medical insurance coverage for injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents.

    Despite Texas Law, the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, P.C. recommends all motorcyclists and their passengers wear helmets every time they ride.

  2. What are some common causes of motorcycle accidents?

    A variety of factors can lead to motorcycle accidents, including:

    • Distracted drivers
    • Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to motorcycles at intersections
    • Intoxicated or impaired motorists
    • Unsafe road conditions, such as potholes or unmarked construction

    If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you deserve legal representation that can hold the people who caused your accident accountable for their negligence. At the Law Office of Scott P. Callahan, you’ll get a Houston motorcycle accident lawyer with the experience and resources necessary to help file a strong claim on your behalf. Contact us today—just dial (713) 888-9000 or complete a free online form.

  3. How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Texas?

    In Texas, motorcycle accident victims generally have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for damages. But investigating an accident and gathering medical evidence can take time, so it’s important to speak with a Houston motorcycle attorney as soon as possible to ensure your rights to compensation are protected.

  4. What can I get compensation for after my motorcycle accident?

    After a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your:

    • Pain and suffering
    • Lost wages
    • Medical expenses and future medical treatment
    • Motorcycle damage

    The Law Office of Scott P. Callahan wants to help maximize the amount of compensation you get for your claim. We’ll document your injuries and expenses, handle the necessary paperwork, legal deadlines, and negotiate with the insurance company to get you the most money possible, as quickly as possible.

  5. How can I help prevent motorcycle accidents?

    Follow these four suggestions to help prevent motorcycle accidents while riding:

    1. Leave plenty of space between your motorcycle and the vehicles in front of you.
    2. Maintain a safe speed at all times.
    3. Don’t drink and ride.
    4. Improve your skills with rider safety courses—even if you’ve been riding for years.

    Visit the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Motorcycle/ATV Safety Unit page to learn more about motorcycle accident prevention, including up-to-date motorcycle safety requirements, a list of rider training locations, and reports and publications on motorcycle injury statistics.