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Helmets Save Lives in Motorcycle Accidents

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The first thing you need to know  is, there's no judgment here if you choose to ride without a helmet. In South Carolina, you've got the legal right to do that. It's important to remember that riding without a helmet doesn't mean you forfeit your legal rights if you get hurt in a motorcycle accident. After all, if the crash isn't your fault, the problem isn't you riding without a helmet. It's irresponsible drivers who can't obey the rules of the road to keep riders like you safe.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) tells us the most important protective gear you can wear while riding a motorcycle is a helmet. You should also wear other safety gear: over-the-ankle footwear, long pants, long-sleeve jacket, full-finger motorcycle gloves, and a helmet manufactured to comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s standards. The MSF points out that “helmet myths”, such as helmets breaking necks, blocking vision, and impairing hearing, have consistently been disproved.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, wearing a helmet will reduce the chance of death by almost one-third (29%).

Consider A Helmet To Avoid Serious Brain or Facial Injury 

In a motorcycle accident, the risk of injuries to the face and head, such as brain damage or traumatic brain injury- TBI, scarring, and loss of teeth, is increased. Take it from us: our firm has represented several riders injured in motorcycle accidents over the years, and we have observed horrendous facial disfigurement as a result of not wearing a helmet.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, please call toll free  888-230-1841 for your free, confidential strategy session to get your questions answered.

 

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