While the use of motorcycle helmets can reduce the risk of a fatality during a crash, there are still those who choose to ride without this important safety gear. Here are the top 4 reasons why you should wear a helmet every time you get on your bike.

It’s the Law

In Virginia, all motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear a helmet that meets the specifications of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Snell Memorial Foundation or the Federal Department of Transportation.

It Reduce the Risk of Head Injuries

In 2003, Pennsylvania repealed a law that required motorcyclists to wear a helmet. A University of Pennsylvania study found that although helmet usage decreased by only 24%, head injury fatalities increased by 66% and hospitalization for head injuries increased by 78%.

They Increase Visibility

Because motorcycles are so much smaller than other vehicles, motorists may not see them before making a turn or switching lanes. Fortunately, many motorcycle helmets feature reflective surfaces, making you more visible to other drivers; even if you are wearing black! 

They Deflect Debris

When you’re riding behind another vehicle, rocks and other debris can be kicked up into your face. At other times, dust can get in your eyes, making it difficult to see. By wearing your helmet, you can avoid these hazards.

While motorcycle helmets can help you avoid serious head injuries, they cannot prevent accidents. If you or a loved has been involved in a collision recently, you may be eligible to file a motorcycle accident claim.

Contacting a Front Royal Personal Injury Lawyer

A motorcycle accident has the potential to cause serious injuries to both riders and passengers. The Front Royal personal injury lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas have helped countless clients recover damages after a motor vehicle collision. For a complimentary analysis of your case, please call our law office at 1-888-534-5346 or fill out our contact form today.

Carl N. Lauer
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