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Mission, TX Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Mission is a beautiful place to ride your motorcycle. The warm climate in Southern Texas allows you to ride year-round and get full use of your motorbike—every motorcyclist’s dream. However, with more time available throughout the year to ride your bike through the streets, there are more chances of you getting into a collision while riding. When you get struck by another vehicle while riding your motorcycle, you can use the help of a Mission, TX motorcycle accident lawyer.

Regular sized vehicles often don’t look out for motorcyclists in the same way they do other cars. Motorcyclists can be harder to spot, which leads to collisions between the two vehicles. Since motorcyclists are more exposed while on their bikes, they can suffer from far more serious injuries than the occupants of the passenger vehicles.

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we understand how devastating your injuries and other damages can be. Your entire life could be changed, and you could be unable to return to work for the foreseeable future, if ever. That’s why our attorneys are here to help you recover what you’re owed for your damages so that you can attempt to heal and move on.

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Texas Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Helmet Use

When looking at statistics for motorcycle wrecks in Texas, the numbers can be broken down by the level of injury sustained as well as whether or not a helmet was worn. The Texas Department of Transportation released a report for 2020 that details these numbers. Here are the levels of injuries sustained by victims of motorcycle crashes in that year:

  • 8,173 total injuries and non-injuries
  • 222 unknown injuries
  • 1,222 non-injuries
  • 1,704 possible injuries
  • 2,687 non-incapacitating injuries
  • 1,856 suspected serious injuries
  • 482 fatalities

The amount of injured compared to non-injured after a wreck is over five and a half times more. This means that a rider is almost 6 times more likely to sustain any type of injury after a wreck than none at all.

When it comes to wearing helmets, the numbers are close. In the categories of non-injuries, possible injuries, and non-incapacitating injuries, the number of helmet wearers are higher. This isn’t surprising because it means that wearing the helmet could have saved them from suffering from more serious injuries.

In suspected serious injuries, the number of helmet wearers is higher than non-wearers. In this instance, the collisions were likely so severe that wearing a helmet didn’t change much for riders and passengers, although it could have been the difference between serious injuries and death. However, in fatalities, the number of victims not wearing helmets is higher than those who wore helmets. This could show that choosing not to wear a helmet is more dangerous.

Any kind of injuries that you suffer from a motorcycle wreck in Mission that weren’t your fault shouldn’t be your responsibility to pay for. Our Mission, TX motorcycle accident attorney can help you get full and fair compensation for what you’ve endured.

Texas Motorcycle Helmet Laws

Before getting on a motorcycle, whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you should know the state’s helmet laws to ensure you’re being as safe as possible and following all of the rules. In Texas, all riders under 21 are legally required to wear a helmet. However, turning 21 is not the only requirement that you need to meet in order to stop wearing it.

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