Motorcycle Accident Lawyer El Paso
Information you need about Texas motorcycle crashes
El Paso motorcycle accident attorney Michael J. Gopin knows how a motorcycle wreck on a Texas road or highway can have a devastating impact. While the crash can result in significant injuries or worse for the rider or passenger, the victim’s family members also can be affected in many ways. The person injured or killed in the accident may have been not only a loving family member, but also someone who brought home a paycheck to support a spouse or children.
If you or a loved one suffered motorcycle accident injuries or your loved one died in an accident, contact an experienced attorney in El Paso today. Call 915-532-1111. It’s important to act promptly. A delay may affect your right to pursue compensation. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we have the experience and resources motorcycle accident victims need to pursue the justice they deserve. Before you accept any settlement with the insurance company, contact our firm. You may be entitled to more financial compensation than the insurance company is offering. Tell them you mean business.
What is the motorcycle helmet law in Texas?
Texas law requires riders who are 20 years old and younger to wear helmets. Those who are 21 and older have the option. Helmets reduce the risk of traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries. It’s prudent to wear a helmet. A study found that motorcycle fatalities in Texas increased after the state repealed its mandatory helmet law in 1997.
The risks for motorcyclists are ever present, even for those who wear helmets and durable clothing. It’s not uncommon for a driver to change lanes without “seeing” the motorcycle. The biker may get sideswiped and thrown from the motorcycle, possibly sustaining a spinal cord injury or road rash from sliding along the ground at a high rate of speed.
What typically causes a Texas motorcycle accident?
Many people who have never ridden a motorcycle might assume that a rider usually is to blame for an accident. This is a misconception that unfortunately can make it difficult for injured victims and their families to get justice. In reality, the rider is usually not at fault. So how do how do motorcycle accidents happen? The following are a few factors:
- Distracted drivers
- Motorists who fail to yield the right of way at intersections
- A driver of a car or truck who changes lanes without looking first for the motorcycle
- Construction zones or other hazards
Contact a personal injury lawyer in El Paso
A motorcycle accident can lead to a serious injury and destroy your quality of life. Fortunately, the law is on your side. Call 915-532-1111, or contact an experienced El Paso accident attorney online. Your consultation is free.
At the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC, we provide a potent combination of resources, technology and experience for our clients who are coping with all types of injuries. We’re ready to work with you to get you the justice you rightfully deserve.
The Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC. We’re on your side.