Texas Motorcycle Safety Courses
Were you injured while riding a motorcycle in Texas? Our Texas motorcycle accident lawyers at Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers are well-versed in Texas motorcycle laws. We know how to help injured clients get the financial compensation they need.
Contact our Texas law offices at (713) 500-5000 to schedule your free consultation with one of our motorcycle accident attorneys. We’ll advise you on your rights and explain your options. Our contingency fee plan means you only pay if we win.
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How Can Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers Help You After a Motorcycle Accident in Texas?
Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers has been helping injured clients for decades with all types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents. We’ll fight to maximize your settlement or verdict award.
After an accident, your financial situation may be at the forefront of your mind when you should be able to focus on your injuries. Unfortunately, that’s hard to do when you see the bills piling up and you’re unsure of what to do. Our Texas personal injury lawyers are skilled in getting compensation for injured victims so you can cover those bills and get back to your life.
If you hire our Texas personal injury attorneys to help you after a motorcycle accident, we will:
- Meet with you to discuss your accident
- Conduct a full investigation
- Gather relevant evidence from all available sources
- Keep current with filing deadlines and make sure everything is filed correctly
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Partner with you to develop an effective legal strategy
- Speak with and handle negotiations with the relevant parties
- Represent you in court if the case goes to trial
Because we do this every day, we know that insurance companies have one goal: to pay you as little as they can get away with or nothing. Their offered settlement probably isn’t nearly as much as your case is worth or what you’ll need to take care of yourself. Fortunately, we understand this and know how to respond.
Contact our Texas law offices to discuss your case with our motorcycle accident attorneys. Your first consultation is free and there’s no obligation, so call today.
Texas Motorcycle Statistics
There are more than 400,000 motorcycles registered in the Lone Star State. With so many motorcycles on the roadways and a year-round climate suitable for riding, Texas has hundreds of great places to ride anytime you’re ready.
Motorcycle ownership in Texas has more than doubled since 2002. Part of the change is due to the large increase in the state’s population since 2010, but it’s also due to gas price fluctuations. Whatever the reason, Texas riders enjoy taking to the road nearly year-round.
What Are the Legal Requirements for Motorcyclists in Texas?
Texas requires you to have a license specific to motorcycles before you can ride. This is either an M license or an M license endorsement on a standard driver’s license. To get this motorcycle endorsement or license, you must already have a Texas driver’s license.
You’ll also need to take at least one motorcycle safety course before you’re ready to ride with a Texas license. This basic rider course ensures that you know how to ride and understand Texas’s motorcycle laws.
Scooters (or mopeds) have also become quite popular in larger cities. They can run much longer distances on less fuel, reducing traffic congestion and air pollution. They have excellent gas mileage and are inexpensive to operate and insure.
If you’re planning to ride any two-wheeled machine that goes no more than 30 miles an hour with an engine smaller than 49cc, you only need a Class C license. This standard license allows you to drive passenger vehicles. You will, however, need to have similar insurance for your motorcycle or scooter just as you would for a car. Taking one of Texas’s motorcycle safety courses would be helpful no matter what you’re planning to ride.
Why Do You Need a Texas Motorcycle Safety Course?
The state requires you to take at least one motorcycle safety course to get your license. The course runs two days (16 hours) and is held throughout the state at various locations in different venues.
The rider’s course is intended to teach new riders beginner basics that they may not know. Experienced riders can benefit from re-learning their skills, and it’s also helpful for longer-term riders who didn’t take a course before it became a requirement. The classes are intended to teach riders the basics of handling a motorcycle, including accelerating, braking, shifting, etc.
Completing a motorcycle safety course may include a discount on insurance by some providers. It is also required for some ticket dismissals.
Can You Get a License Without Taking a Motorcycle Safety Course?
In short, no. But you can buy a motorcycle without a license; you just can’t legally ride it on the street.
Taking at least one of the Texas motorcycle safety courses helps keep you legal so you can get an M license.
If you decide to ride a motorcycle without a current license, you’ll have other, more complex problems. You may face fines for not having a license and for riding without insurance. There’s also the possibility of being arrested, especially if you have multiple violations, are riding with a suspended license, or are riding without insurance.
Contact Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers Today After Your Texas Motorcycle Accident
Texas motorcycle safety courses can provide many benefits for new and experienced riders. However, some accidents are inevitable.
Motorcycle accidents can be particularly dangerous for a rider. Because a motorcycle offers no protection against a car accident, you may have catastrophic injuries or lose a loved one to wrongful death.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in Texas, Attorney Brian White Personal Injury Lawyers can help. You may be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Contact our Texas motorcycle accident attorneys to find out how we can help. The consultation is free and there’s no obligation. Give us a call today.