According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than vehicular occupants to die in the event of a motor vehicle crash. Despite this stark difference, some motorcyclists actually prefer to ride without the use of helmets.
Many riders feel comfortable and confident in their skills and abilities, but the reality is that these safety devices can be the difference between life and death in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Effectiveness of Motorcycle Helmets
Motorcyclists lack the physical protection around them that vehicle occupants have, meaning that they are much more vulnerable in the event of a collision. Helmets are a vital part of rider safety that can reduce their risks of brain injuries or fatality. Specifically, statistics from the NHTSA show that motorcycle helmets can:
- Reduce the risk of head injury by 69%
- Reduce the risk of death by 37%
In 2016, helmets saved an estimated 1,859 lives in the U.S. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets, another 802 lives could have been saved. So next time you hop on your bike, we urge you to always wear a motorcycle helmet. This way, should you be involved in a crash caused by another person, you have the protection you need to stay as safe as possible.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
Unfortunately, motorcycle helmets are not always enough to prevent injuries or even death when a motorcycle accident does occur. If you are injured and need assistance pursuing compensation for your physical and emotional injuries, Law Offices Of Vic Feazell, P.C. is here to advocate on your behalf.
Additionally, our legal team can also assist your family in filing a wrongful death claim if your loved one was killed in a motorcycle collision due to the negligence of another person or party. We can advise you of your legal options and guide you through the process from start to finish.
Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys at (254) 938-6885 to get started today. We are based in Waco and also provide services to those in Austin and the surrounding areas.