Motorcycle Safety – by the Numbers
Regardless of a citizen’s stance on wearing helmets, riding a motorcycle without proper gear is dangerous. The CDC estimates that:
- Wearing helmets saved about 1,600 lives in 2013 and about $2.8 million
- Helmets reduced motorcyclists’ deaths by nearly 37%
- Helmets lower the risk of head injury by 69%
CDC Director Thomas Frieden says, “Universal helmet laws are the most effective way to reduce the number of deaths and traumatic brain injuries that result from crashes.” The United States doesn’t have a universal helmet law; in Illinois, Iowa, and New Hampshire there are no helmets required for anyone. If the bill does pass the Senate, it will be up to Gov. Nixon, who vetoed the bill once before.
Those who have been injured in motorcycle collisions and those who have lost loved ones as a result of motorcycle crashes wrongful deaths understand the lasting devastation of these accidents. To discuss whether you can seek compensation from a personal injury lawsuit if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, reach out to an experienced attorney at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet.
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