It’s winter in Texas, which means we’ll simply throw on a couple extra layers and carry on with our lives. Unlike other states, there’s really not an off-season for motorcyclists in Texas. We ride pretty much year round. Although we may have a stretch of inclement weather here and there, it’s not enough to warrant putting our motorcycles away for months on end. It’s just one of the perks of living in the Lone Star State.

Another perk for some motorcyclists is the fact that there’s no helmet law in Texas for riders over 21. If you’ve completed a motorcycle safety course or have sufficient accident medical benefits, you’re free and clear to ride without any protective headgear. However, we strongly suggest that you do. As a personal injury firm that handles motorcycle crashes, we know firsthand the physical damage that can be done to a rider who isn’t wearing a helmet. Your chances of surviving a serious crash drop dramatically without a DOT-approved helmet, and to us, it’s simply not worth the risk.

At Daniel Stark, we work tirelessly to protect the rights of Texas accident victims, and we fully appreciate your right as a rider to go without a helmet. But it’s important to remember that you also have the right to wear a helmet that could save your life in the event of an accident. As your trusted law firm, we’ll be here for you either way in the event of an accident, and we’ll fight to protect your rights as an accident victim, but we hope we never have to.

The Austin motorcycle accident attorneys at Daniel Stark encourage you to be safe out on the road. Wear a helmet. It might just save your life.

by Staff Blogger | January 17th, 2017