Whether it’s driving a motorcycle, playing a sport that involves head injuries, or riding a bike, wearing a helmet is something that is very important to keep your head protected. Specifically, riding a motorcycle is something that can be very dangerous as it is, but without a helmet, it can quickly turn an accident into a fatal one. If you are a motorcycle rider, it is crucial to wear a helmet if you haven’t been already, as it very well could save your life.
Without the use of a helmet, those who survive serious motorcycle accidents often suffer from brain trauma. The use of a helmet not only increases the chance of surviving a motorcycle accident, but reduces the amount of brain and head injuries that come about from the accident.
It has been estimated that nearly 1,700 lives were saved in 2012 because of the use of helmets while on a motorcycle. Of about 15,000 motorcycle accidents over a period of two years, almost 45% of the people who died were not wearing helmets.
People often do not wear helmets because they do not like how it looks on them, or they do not find it to be comfortable. Others like the feeling of being “free” while they ride. Regardless of the reason, there is no excuse to not wear a helmet on the road, as without one, you are highly increasing the risk of death or serious head/brain injury if an accident does arise.
If you or a loved one has gotten into a motorcycle accident and suffered serious injuries, or even death, it is important to find an attorney who knows how to deal with motorcycle accidents. At Berger & Lagnese, we are a team of well-qualified attorneys waiting to assist you in making a case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.