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Does wearing a helmet affect your accident claim?

Most road users in Texas are used to the sight of motorcycles on the road. However, despite this, some still forget to watch out for these smaller vehicles. Sadly, this can often result in serious accidents, during which it is often the motorcyclist who pays the price. Some escape with only injuries and repair bills, but all too many lose their lives in such incidents.

There are steps you can take to reduce the potential damage caused by an accident, such as wearing safety gear and as helmet. However, in many cases even this is not enough. Even so, several states have laws in place regarding the use of helmets to encourage safer motorcycle use.

Of course, you might worry that if you have been caught up in an accident during which you were not wearing a helmet despite it being a legal requirement that it could affect your case. Fortunately, however, as this article on motorcycle crashes explains, if the other driver was at fault, you should still be eligible for compensation. However the amount you receive may be reduced if it is determined that your lack of a helmet contributed to the severity of your injuries.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you might be considering taking legal action. It may seem like a lot to deal with when you are already coping with the stress and financial burden of the incident. Fortunately, an attorney may be able to offer the support and guidance you need to get through this difficult and confusing time.

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