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Motorcycle Accidents and Helmet Use


As a motorcyclist, you are well aware of the dangers that exist on the road, especially on a bike. It’s important to make sure that you’re doing everything in your power to be as safe as possible. Because of the unpredictability of other drivers and a lowered visibility, motorcyclists are at an increased risk for auto accidents. In fact, in the year 2013, there were 26 percent more motorcycle fatalities than automobile fatalities. How can you protect yourself?

A tried and true way of offering yourself protection, and a better chance at survival if an accident does occur, is the helmet. Making sure that you’re always wearing your helmet on the road can be the difference in life of death. In addition to that, in 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation released compliance rules for helmets, and the use of those helmets has gone up significantly. In fact, from 2014 to 2015, the use of helmets went from 56.1 percent to 77.2 percent. In turn, there was a decrease in motorcycle fatalities.

While this is great news, it’s important that you make sure you’re apart of the 77.2 percent of motorcyclists that use their helmets. Because of the unpredictability of drivers, you never know when you could be hurt. If you ever are in an auto accident, and you weren’t found to be at fault, talk to a lawyer about your potential representation. Your injuries could extend further into the future than you ever thought, and you should be compensated for someone else’s carelessness and recklessness.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, talk to a personal injury attorney today, and get the representation you need.