The Importance of Motorcycle Helmets Tragically Reaffirmed
In July 2011, a 55-year-old motorcyclist died while protesting mandatory motorcycle helmet laws in New York. He was thrown from his motorcycle after losing control and sustained head injuries that proved to be fatal. The doctors who treated the injured motorcyclist have stated that a helmet would more than likely have saved his life.
This story represents a tragic irony in that a person died protesting the very thing that could have prevented his fatal injuries. In 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that more than 800 lives could have been spared across the country if every state had mandatory motorcycle helmet laws. While this in an impressive number, it overlooks the fact that hundreds of motorcycle drivers are killed every year even when they are wearing helmets.
There is common belief in Georgia that motorcycle drivers alone are responsible for their own safety on the road. The reality of the matter is that drivers of cars and trucks are frequently to blame for collisions with motorcycles. These accidents are typically the result of car or truck drivers who do not look for motorcycles on the road or fail to slow down when they do see them. If you are a motorcycle driver or passenger who was injured in an accident, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to cover pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses.
Get personal assistance with your Georgia injury claim
You deserve individual attention and efficient service when you have suffered injuries. Our fee is a portion of your recovery. If we do not win, you do not pay. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated personal injury attorney, contact Jason & Bradley, LLC.