Many people love riding motorcycles. They enjoy the freedom, the ease of parking, and the maneuverability. Unfortunately, not as many people love wearing helmets, even though wearing a helmet can help save your life and prevent traumatic brain injury in the case of a motorcycle crash.
In the state of Georgia, the law says that you must wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. If you do not wear one, you may be subject to a fine. In addition, if you are involved in an accident, not wearing a helmet could be held against you and potentially reduce the amount of compensation you receive for injuries.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, whether you were wearing a helmet or not, call Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyer Humberto Izquierdo at 770-999-9015 for your free consultation.
Why Wear A Motorcycle Helmet?
In addition to obeying the law, there are a number of reasons why it’s a good idea to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. These include:
- Lower fatality rate when wearing a helmet
- Protection against brain injury
- Protection against skull fractures
- If helmet has a face shield, protection against insects and debris
While a helmet cannot protect you against all types of injuries and is not a guarantee against death, it still can greatly increase your chances of survival and protect your head. Traumatic brain injury is one of the worst types of injury you can sustain, and can lead to long-term consequences such as:
- Memory loss
- Cognition difficulties
- Personality changes
- Chronic headaches
You should also take care to dress appropriately when riding a motorcycle. Long pants, a jacket, gloves, and boots can help to protect against road rash in the unfortunate case of an accident.
What To Do If You’ve Been In A Motorcycle Crash
Even if you are the most careful motorcycle driver out there, you can still get in an accident. Car drivers often don’t pay close enough attention to motorcyclists, and may hit you unexpectedly. Road conditions are also often not favorable for motorcyclists. While a car can drive over potholes and loose gravel with no major consequences, it may be quite a different story for someone on a motorcycle.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, the first thing you should do is get medical treatment. If the accident was caused by another driver, get their contact information if possible. If you need to be taken straight to the hospital because of severe injuries, you can get a copy of the police report after you receive medical care.
As soon as you are able, you should call motorcycle accident lawyer Humberto Izquierdo. He has experience dealing with insurance companies and getting motorcycle accident victims the compensation they need and deserve. We will work with you to get you the highest settlement possible.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you’ve been in a motorcycle crash, call Atlanta personal injury lawyer Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-999-9015 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Our office is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us anything until we win or settle your case.
We serve clients in Marietta, Cumming, and surrounding areas of greater Atlanta, Georgia.