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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.

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Attorneys Dan Jason and Claire Bradley Jason are Military Veterans with a combined 16 years on active duty as Captains and Judge Advocates in the United States Army. Dan served at several military installations, including as Trial Defense Counsel with the Army's 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea; and Group Judge Advocate with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command, Ft. Gillem, GA. Claire is an Operation Desert Storm Combat Veteran and served in a host of other installations. After moving into the Reserves, both attained the ranks of Major before their honorable discharges in 2002. Dan and Claire received several awards for their military service.