18 May, 2023
Motorcycles offer a sense of freedom and exhilaration that few other vehicles can match. However, with that freedom comes a higher level of risk. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the road and are at a greater risk of injury in the event of an accident. One of the most effective ways to reduce the risk of a head or facial injury while riding a motorcycle is by wearing a helmet. Whether you’re a driver or passenger on a motorcycle, you should always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident, our team of personal injury attorneys at The Barnes Firm are here to help. With over 100 years of combined experience, our attorneys focus exclusively on accident and injury cases, and will work hard to help you get the best result possible. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.
The laws regarding helmet use while riding a motorcycle vary by country and state. In some places, it is mandatory for all motorcyclists to wear a helmet, while in others it is only required for certain age groups.
The following states require all passengers and riders, regardless of age, to wear a helmet: Alabama, California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.
The following states have age requirements for motorcycle drivers and passengers to wear a helmet: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
In Illinois, Iowa, and New Hampshire, there are no motorcycle helmet laws.
Even if your state does not require a helmet to be worn while riding a motorcycle, all riders and passengers are encouraged and should always wear helmets. Wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle offers several benefits, including:
Overall, wearing a helmet is a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of serious injury or death while riding a motorcycle.
Choosing the right motorcycle helmet is crucial for your safety on the road. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a helmet:
Remember that the helmet you choose can save your life in the event of an accident. Take the time to choose a helmet that meets safety standards, fits properly, and provides the features you need for your style of riding.
The consequences of not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle can be severe and even life-threatening. Here are some potential consequences:
Always wear a helmet when riding to protect yourself and reduce the risk of injury.
Even when a rider takes all safety precautions, including wearing a helmet, motorcycle accidents can still happen. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys advise taking the following steps to assure your safety and legal rights.
As one of America’s largest injury law firms, The Barnes Firm has represented many clients injured in motorcycle accidents and has helped them get the best result possible for their case. Before talking with any insurance company, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney at The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 to find out what your case is really worth.
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