Motorcycle Helmets

A motorcycle helmet is a type of helmet (protective headgear) used by motorcycle riders. The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is motorcycle safety - to protect the rider's head during impact, thus preventing or reducing head injury and saving the rider's life. Some helmets provide additional conveniences, such as ventilation, face shields, ear protection, intercom etc.Motorcyclists are at high risk in traffic crashes. A 2008 systematic review examined studies on motorcycle riders who had crashed and looked at helmet use as an intervention. The review concluded that helmets reduce the risk of head injury by around 69% and death by around 42%.
Posts about Motorcycle Helmets
  • How Motorcycle Helmets Drive Down Injury Rates

    … Motorcycle accidents can happen anywhere, and the results can oftentimes be catastrophic. The many busy multi-lane highways and roadways in and around Philadelphia are prime territory for motorcycle accidents. The main reason why motorcycles are so dangerous is because the operator (and the passenger, if there is one) do not have the body…

    Gabriel Levin/ 16 readers -
  • Fatal Motorcycle Accidents Increased in 2015

    …A recent report by the NHTSA indicates that the number of motorcycle fatalities is on an unfortunate upward trend. Even though motorcyclists accounted for less than 1% of total miles driven in 2015, they accounted for a staggering 14% of all traffic deaths in 2015. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) there were…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Defective Helmet Lawsuit Attorney

    … to a friend who later suffered a fatal brain injury when he was involved in an accident while wearing the helmet. The original purchaser discovered that in August 2002 the AF-50 helmet had failed safety tests that were conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as required under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 (required…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 29 readers -
  • Who is liable for head injuries if a motorcycle helmet was defective?

    … dangerous design, but also if there was a failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions creating a marketing defect.7 In each of these three forms of product liability issues, there is a range of individuals who may be held liable for the losses or injuries that resulted from the defective helmet including all parties in the chain…

    Bruning Legal- 16 readers -