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Motorcycle Accidents and Helmet Use

Helmet use and motorcycle accident injuries are closely related. Below, we discuss why it’s vital to practice proper motorcycle helmet use and safety.

Motorcycle Helmets: A Real Lifesaver

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helmets reduce the risk of motorcycle accident death by 37% and head injury by 69%. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets in 2016, 802 more lives could have been saved.

In addition to understanding these statistics and how they relate to motorcycle safety, it’s vital you know the proper type of motorcycle helmet to wear.

Below, we discuss tips for finding and using a motorcycle helmet:

  • Choose the right type. There are several different types of motorcycle helmets, including full face, modular, ADV dual sport, open face, and half shell. Each one has its own benefits and drawbacks.

  • Know the materials you want. Motorcycle helmets are made of several different materials, and some are more protective than others.

  • Consider safety ratings. Several entities, including the United States Department of Transportation, provide safety ratings for different motorcycle helmets. Make sure to take a helmet’s safety rating into account before purchasing it.

Involved in a Motorcycle Accident? We’re Here to Help

While helmet use drastically reduces your chances of a serious injury after an accident, some injuries cannot always be prevented. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, our Corpus Christi personal injury attorneys are here to help.

Contact Bandas Law Firm at (361) 238-2789 to schedule a free initial consultation.