Why You Should Wear a Helmet
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet that meets the Department of Transportation’s specifications is the best way to reduce motorcycle accident-related fatalities. Motorcycle helmets are designed to evenly distribute the impact of an accident and cushion the head, which can help reduce the risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries by as much as 69 percent.
Head injuries are one of the primary causes of motorcycle fatalities, and even when the victim survives, he or she may face years of rehabilitation and physical or emotional trauma. The financial costs are equally high, and treating traumatic brain injuries can be 13 times more expensive than other types of injuries. The effects of a motorcycle accident-related brain injury can be devastating and life-altering.
Without a helmet, there is nothing between your head and the road or other surfaces. When your head is exposed, you are 40 percent more likely to die in a motorcycle crash compared to a rider who is wearing a helmet. Full face helmets with a face shield and chin protection offer the greatest amount of protection to your entire face and head during accidents.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We can help you learn more about your legal options and provide you with the representation you need as you move forward with your case. Contact our offices today to learn more about how our Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney can help.
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