Helmets and motorcycle accidents

As a motorcyclist, you may realize the importance of wearing protective gear at all times Even if this is not required in your state, it goes without saying that you may wear a helmet, among other items, to help protect yourself.
Arizona, for instance, only has helmet laws for riders under the age of 17. If you’re 17 or younger, you are required to wear a helmet at all times. Older riders, however, don’t have to follow this law.

The primary benefit of wearing a helmet is the ability to prevent a head injury in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that a helmet will save you from a serious brain injury. In some cases, it simply minimizes the impact.

Many people who have been involved in a motorcycle accident are under the impression that they are ineligible to receive compensation because they were not wearing a helmet. This is a myth that you should never believe.

If the negligence of another driver caused the accident, you may be in position to receive compensation. Remember, helmets don’t prevent or minimize injuries to your spinal cord, internal organs, arms, legs, and other body parts.

At our law firm, we’ve consulted with motorcyclists who have suffered all types of injuries. We’ve even come across situations in which a person wearing a helmet suffered a serious brain injury.

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, if you feel that somebody else caused the collision, take the time to learn more about your legal rights and the steps you can take in the future.