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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY | LAWYER
Attorneys and Lawyers at the Kane | Varghese Law Firm have represented motorcyclists who have been grievously injured as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycling is an ardent hobby to many Americans. They love their motorcycles and consider the hobby both an American “freedom of expression,” and therapeutic to be hitting the American country roads to enjoy the beauty of America.
An avid motorcyclist himself, Attorney Biju Varghese is familiar with the perils of this hobby and cautions everyone involved in this hobby or sport to approach it with extreme caution and awareness. The biggest problem for most motorcyclists is that, due to the size of the vehicle, they are not very visible to other motorists or drivers with whom they share the road. Being a two wheeler reduces a motorcyclist’s room for error. Taking a tumble on a motorcycle at highway speeds can be devastating.
Motorcycle accident lawyer and attorney, Biju Varghese advises other motorcyclists to use extreme caution, turn on as many lights on the motorcycle as possible, and wear protective gear including helmets and preferably bright florescent jackets with protective padding. This may make you, the motorcyclist, more visible to other drivers and may reduce your level of injury if involved in the unthinkable.
Attorney Biju Varghese has even represented other attorneys and lawyers who were injured in motorcycle accidents as a result of other motorists’ negligence.
Motorcycle accidents can result in very serious injuries because of a lack of a protective covering around the rider and the passenger. Motorcycle accident injuries can range from cuts, scrapes, burns, broken bones, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. The motorcycle accident attorneys | lawyers at the Kane | Varghese Law Firm have represented numerous victims of motorcycle accidents and aided motorcycle accident victims in the recovery process. Speak to a motorcycle accident injury lawyer | attorney at the Kane | Varghese Law Firm, if you or a loved one has suffered in a motorcycle accident as a result of the negligence of another.
LAWS APPLICABLE TO MOTORCYCLISTS IN TEXAS
Sec. 545.416 of the Texas Transportation Code states as follows:
RIDING ON MOTORCYCLE
An operator of a motorcycle shall ride on the permanent and regular seat attached to the motorcycle.
An operator may not carry another person on the motorcycle, and a person who is not operating the motorcycle may not ride on the motorcycle, unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person.
If the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, a passenger may ride only on the permanent and regular seat, if designed for two persons, or on another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle behind or to the side of the operator.
Except as provided by Subsection (e), an operator may not carry another person on a motorcycle unless the other person is at least five years of age. An offense under this subsection is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $200. It is a defense to prosecution under this subsection that the operator was operating the motorcycle in an emergency or for a law enforcement purpose.
Subsection (d) does not prohibit an operator from carrying on a motorcycle a person younger than five years of age who is seated in a sidecar attached to the motorcycle.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident as a result of another’s negligence, we offer free consultation on all motorcycle accident cases. The call is free as is the consultation. You pay no legal fees or attorney fees unless we recover on the injured motorcyclist’s behalf. Call now to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer and attorney, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Live!
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