A motorcyclist was killed last weekend in a crash in downtown Houston. He was 33 years old, and he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving through a curve on Navigation Boulevard and failed to maintain control of the motorcycle. He flew off the bike and slid 150 yards. Eyewitnesses claim to have seen the driver drinking alcohol before the accident.
This tragic accident illustrates the importance of the two most important rules of motorcycling: always wear a helmet, and never drink and drive. Obviously, when a crash occurs, motorcyclists are at a huge risk for injuries, since they lack the protective equipment that occupants of other vehicles have. However, motorcyclists can greatly reduce the odds of serious injury or death by wearing a helmet, and by not engaging in risky behaviors, such as drinking and driving.
In some cases, motorcyclists may be extremely safe drivers, but may still be involved in a serious accident with another driver. The other driver may not have seen the motorcycle, or may have been driving recklessly. In that situation, the other driver can be held responsible for paying your medical expenses, any lost wages, permanent disability, and more.If you have been in a motorcycle accident, call the Houston motorcycle accident attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on Google+ to learn more about the firm.