Riding a motorcycle can be fun, exciting, and exhilarating. As a bonus, it can save time and money. The downside of motorcycle riding is the high risk of sustaining serious injuries in case of an accident, much more so with kids on a motorcycle. Motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic fatalities.
The safety concern makes it important to understand when it’s safe for kids to become motorcycle passengers. Each state has its own laws regarding motorcycle riding for children. No matter what the law says about age requirements for children riding pillion (back seat of the motorcycle), safety should be the driver’s top concern at all times.
If you or your child sustain injuries during a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Make sure to contact a motor accident lawyer as soon as possible to learn how to proceed.
In Texas, children under five years of age can’t ride on a motorcycle.
According to Texas House Bill 537, “an operator may not carry another person on a motorcycle unless the other person is at least five years of age.”
In Texas, the law won’t punish you for carrying a child over 5 years old on a motorcycle if you follow all the necessary rules and requirements. However, it’s up to the driver to assess the situation and make the decision in favor or against putting a child on a motorcycle.
If a motorcycle accident occurs while a child is riding a pillion, call your motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. By accessing proper legal assistance timely, you can receive maximum compensation.
If you take all the necessary safety precautions, you can minimize the number of injuries during an accident.
If you and your child get into a motorcycle accident, contact your motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as you have the chance. You could be entitled to compensation even if it seems that the accident is your fault.
In 2019, 412 motorcyclists were killed in Texas and 1,800 received serious injuries. The majority (60%) of motorcycle crashes occur between May and October. If you and your child get into a motorcycle accident, don’t panic. Follow these steps to minimize damage:
Drivers who carry children with them often panic after an accident. To make sure you don’t make any costly mistakes after getting into a crash, call your motor accident lawyer as soon as possible.
While you are doing everything in your power to make it safe for kids to ride a motorcycle, accidents can happen. If you and your child get into a motorcycle crash, we are only one call away.
Our team of experienced motor accident attorneys can take over your case and help you get due compensation for financial and health-related damages. Call us at 866-293-4768 for a free case evaluation.
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