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

    …, Texas is one of the last remaining states NOT to pass a law banning texting while driving, although about 67 cities in Texas do have ordinances barring the practice. Helmet use could save over 1,800 lives per year. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the use of motorcycle helmets reduces the risk of injury by 69 percent, and death 37…

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

    …If a helmet fails to properly protect against a sudden impact, the manufacturer may be liable for the resulting damages. While this article will focus on motorcycle helmets, any type of helmet (football helmets, batting helmets, bicycle helmets, etc.) which fails to protect the user may open the manufacturer up to litigation under product…

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

    … Despite the popularity of motorcycles, riding a bike can be dangerous due to the lack of safety features customary in automobiles such as a metal surrounding frames, airbags, and seatbelts as well as the risk of falling victim to dangers such as gravel roads, cars’ blind spots, inclement weather, and tendency for riders to engage in negligent…

    Bruning Legal- 16 readers -