We have all been exposed to motorcycles at some point in our lives, whether we ride them, we design them, we sell them, or we simply just see them out on the road. Unfortunately, motorcycle accident statistics estimate around 4,000 fatalities occur from motorcycle accidents a year and most of the people involved in these accidents are not wearing a helmet. Even with these statistic estimates only 19 states, and the District of Columbia, have laws requiring motorists to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. 28 states do have partial helmet laws, but tend to be age-based, requiring those under the age of 21 to always wear a helmet. Then there is Iowa, Illinois, and New Hampshire who don’t have any laws about wearing a helmet.
Thankfully, most motorcycle riders across the country do opt to wear helmets, but there are always those who don’t. If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident let the personal injury attorneys with Andreopoulos Law in Clearwater help you gain the justice you deserve, or help you to handle your case if you may be at fault.
Now while there are certain instances where you may be safe without a helmet, when riding a bigger street-going motorcycle it’s better to be safe than sorry, and always strap a helmet on, because we have all seen the worst-case scenario of not wearing a helmet when involved in a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle accidents can leave those involved with serious trauma to their heads as well as their skin, and sometimes you will leave more than just a crashed bike on the road, you’ll be leaving your life. Accidents happen, but with the right protection, they don’t have to end your life.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Andreopoulos Law to request your free consultation.