Our Texas Personal Injury Lawyers Fight For Injured Motorcyclists
With motorcycle accidents on the rise every year, whether you own a motorcycle and ride yourself or have never been on one in your life, we all need to take more care on Texas roads and highways. From our Longview office, Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby PLLC has a long history of serving the communities in East and Northeast Texas and protecting the rights of those injured in motor vehicle accidents. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents In Texas
It’s not difficult to understand why motorcycle accidents are more serious than other motor vehicle accidents. Motorcycles face more hazards than other vehicles because of their size, profile and design. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Reckless driving, excessive speeds and alcohol use
- Lane splitting, when a motorcycle rides in between two lanes of traffic
- A car changing lanes and failing to see a biker
- A motorcycle driving in the wrong lane, resulting in a head-on collision
- An inexperienced driver not paying attention to the road
- Suddenly stopping in traffic, which results in a motorcyclist being thrown from the bike
In a motorcycle accident, the injuries tend to be more severe than injuries suffered in other types of crashes. Far too often, collisions involving motorcycles result in wrongful death. Our personal injury attorneys at Boon Calk Echols Coleman & Goolsby have over 200 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. We also have the expert resources necessary to determine the exact cause of your motorcycle crash, so we can hold any responsible party liable for your pain and suffering.
Texas Motorcycle Registration And Insurance Laws
In order to operate a motorcycle on public roads in Texas, that motorcycle has to be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. In order to register a motorcycle, you must have the following:
- Ownership documentation
- The vehicle inspection report
- Identification (photo ID)
- The required registration fees
In addition, all Texas motorists are required to obtain minimum insurance coverage. Motorcyclists are required to have the same insurance coverage that cars and trucks are required to have: $60,000 in bodily injury coverage per accident; $30,000 in bodily injury coverage per person; and $25,000 in coverage for property damage. However, if you can afford to purchase more than the minimum coverage it is in your best interest to do so, as damages in a motorcycle accident can easily go over these minimums.
Injured In A Motorcycle Accident? Call Now.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, one of the first steps to take on your road to recovery is to retain an experienced personal injury attorney. Our attorneys offer free consultations and case evaluations and work on a contingency basis. To schedule your free appointment, please call our office in Longview at 903-704-0592 or send us an email. We look forward to talking to you more about your case.