Motorcycle Fault Laws for Texas

Texas is an at-fault state. Therefore, the law of negligence governs all motorcycle accidents. What this means is, the person or persons who are “at fault” for your Texas motorcycle accident are held accountable for damages and injuries in case of a motorcycle accident.

In Texas, motorcycle owners are also required to have insurance and if you are involved in an accident, the courts may take into consideration whether or not you were insured at the time of the accident. The motorcycle minimum insurance required by the state of Texas is called Compulsory Liability Insurance. The minimum limits are as follows:

  • Bodily Injury Liability (1 Person): $30,000
  • Bodily Injury Liability (All Persons, 1 Accident):$60,000
  • Property Damage Liability: $25,000

As a Texas motorcyclist, you are protected under the law from negligent drivers. You may obtain compensation from the responsible party and they are liable for your medical bills and other expenses relating to the accident. Even your lost wages are covered. In some cases, those involved in a motorcycle accident may never be able to return to work, so this makes it extremely important to find the guilty party and make them pay. Damages can also include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, scarring, or even loss of enjoyment of life. The State of Texas does have a Statute of Limitations. You must file a law suit within 2 years of the accident. Sometimes the more time you wait, the tougher it is to get all of the damages you may be seeking. That’s why most Texas attorneys recommend moving forward as soon as possible while the evidence in the case is still fresh. 

Where Zinda Law Group Practices:

We were founded in Texas and have a team of Austin personal injury lawyers as well as attorneys in Dallas and Fort Worth.

 As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.

Types of Cases We Handle:

We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents.   We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.