Brain Injuries and Motorcycles
Head injuries are the leading cause of death for motorcyclists. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), helmet use for motorcyclists reduces the risk of death by 37% and the risk of head injury by 69%. Various studies have shown that there is a sharp increase in head injuries when comparing injured motorcyclists who did not wear helmets to those that did.
Proper Helmet Use
All motorcyclists should only wear helmets that have been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). These helmets are tested to ensure that they will withstand the force of a crash in order to properly protect the head of a rider. While there are many types of helmets on the market, a full-face helmet is best. These helmets have a windshield for your face and a chin bar. These types of helmets are most effective because they protect against blows against the head from all directions. Use a helmet every time you are on a motorcycle, even a short trip, as this will ensure that in any accident your head will be protected against as much as possible.
Recovering from a Devastating Crash
The Beverly Hills motorcyclist injury attorneys at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley understand that even the best helmet and gear cannot prevent all injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, we can assist you in your search for compensation to cope with the physical, financial, and emotional damage you have suffered. Call us at 213-514-8332 for a free consultation on your case.