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Importance of Using a Helmet when Riding a Motorcycle

By Edited Feb 10, 2014 1 1

As a motorcyclist, you should realize that you can easily be injured while on the road because your body is not covered and protected by the vehicle that you are using.

Many motorcyclists have already died after hitting solid objects like walls, trees, and gates or after colliding with other motor-vehicles like cars and buses. According to statistics, a rider is around 5 times more likely to sustain injuries and about 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident compared to a car occupant.

If you were injured after colliding with another vehicle and you believe that the other motorist is at fault in the incident, do not be afraid to fight for your rights because it may be the only for you to be compensated for your losses.

A Los Angeles motorcycle accident attorney will help you take legal action against the negligent motorist. Although you are not required to acquire legal assistance when pursing a personal injury case, it is still advisable to do so because this expert will greatly increase your chances of proving the defendant’s guilt.

Your attorney will work hard in order for you to recover monetary damages for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Household services

Aside from helping you prove your allegations, he will also guide you throughout the litigation process in order to lessen your burden and enable you to focus on your recovery.

 

Helmet Use

Your safety should be your main priority every time you are traveling. In order to protect yourself from possible harm while you are riding a motorcycle, it is advisable that you wear a helmet and other protective gears like knee pads and goggles.

Using a helmet will reduce the risks of sustaining head injuries in the accident. Although it will not prevent accidents from happening, it may save you from possible harm if you were involved in one.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), helmet use is most effective ways of lessening the risk of head injuries and deaths as a result from both bicycle and motorcycle accidents. In fact, statistics that it released by it show that a motorcyclist who is wearing a helmet is 70 percent less likely to sustain injuries and almost 40 percent less likely to die in an accident.


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Jun 10, 2011 10:38pm
ladybugblue
Good advice for riding cycles!
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