Motorcycle Injury Law Firm in Orange County
Using a helmet is perhaps one of the greatest steps a motorcyclist can take to reduce their risk of injury in a motorcycle accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that helmet use saved the lives of 1,829 motorcycle riders in 2008 alone. Furthermore, they estimate that an additional 832 lives could have been saved if the involved motorcyclists had been wearing a helmet. Experts believe that helmets are 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and 41 percent effective for their passengers.
As a motorcycle injury law firm in Orange County, Aitken Aitken Cohn encourages motorcyclists to abide by the law and wear helmets. However, injuries can still occur. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call us to schedule your free initial consultation. We can be reached locally at 714-881-0592 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact our Santa Ana head injury attorneys online.
Wearing a Helmet Is Mandatory in California
While some motorcyclists wear helmets voluntarily, understanding the importance of their safety features, some will only wear them if required by law. Currently, only 20 states — including California — and the District of Columbia require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Another 27 states only require minors to wear helmets. Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire do not have helmet laws.
All motorcycle helmets sold in the U.S. are required to meet minimum motorcycle safety standards, with some offering greater protection than others. A DOT-compliant helmet offers the most protection.
Contact Our Head Injury Lawyers in Santa Ana
Schedule your free initial consultation if you or a loved one has sustained the following in a motorcycle accident: TBI, spine injury, broken bones or other serious injuries. We can be reached locally at 714-881-0592 or toll free at (866) 434-1424. You can also contact us online.