SMIDSY Motorcycle Crashes

Recently, a motorcycle rider and passenger en route to another motorcycle rider’s funeral never made it.  According to witnesses and Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, the wreck occurred on Highway 90 not far from the Sam Houston Parkway. A tow truck pulling out of a gas station tried to merge with westbound Highway 90 traffic. But […]

Rear-End Accidents are Far More Serious for Motorcyclists

Just before Christmas, an off-duty Houston police officer was struck from behind on his motorcycle, causing him to hit another police vehicle. Fortunately, the officer sustained only minor injuries. But, larger passenger vehicles rear end motorcyclists far too often—and those rear-end collisions are far more serious than the fender benders the term brings to mind. […]

Minor Motorcyclists and Passengers Must Wear Helmets in Texas…But Don’t

Like most U.S. states, Texas allows adult motorcyclists to make their own decisions about whether or not to wear a helmet. In Texas, a motorcycle rider aged 21 or older is exempt from the motorcycle helmet requirement if he or she completes an approved Motorcycle Operator Training Course and carries appropriate medical insurance coverage. However, […]

Texas Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation and recreation, in Texas and around the country. Between 2006 and 2015, the number of registered motorcycles in the United States increased by more than 30%, to more than 8.5 million. Unfortunately, despite its many advantages, motorcycling is far more dangerous than traveling by car, truck, bus, or […]

So You Think You Have Enough Underinsured Motorist Coverage? Think Again.

How Much Underinsured Motorist Coverage Do You Really Have? Texas law allows insurance companies to arbitrarily deny your underinsured motorist claim without fear of repercussion. Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UIM) is extra insurance you buy so that if you get seriously injured by someone carrying a policy that does not have sufficient limits to cover all […]

Man Thrown From Motorcycle in Crash

On September 6, 2015, a man was thrown from his motorcycle when he was hit by a car on Interstate 35 near Binz Engleman Road in San Antonio. After the initial impact, the car dragged the motorcycle for 200 yards. The driver of the car was arrested for driving under the influence, according to San […]

Houston Motorcycle Accident Claims Another Life

A 51-year-old man from the Houston suburb of Katy was traveling west bound on FM 1093 last night at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the median.  Michael Ray Raquemore was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later died from catastrophic injuries. Motorcycle accidents yield […]