Q: Can I Still Recover Damages if I Wasnt Wearing a Helmet in a Georgia Motorcycle Accident?
A:Yes, you may be able to recover damages in a Georgia motorcycle accident even if you weren’t wearing a helmet as required by law. If your injuries would not have been prevented by a helmet, in other words if you did not suffer a head or neck injury, then you should be entitled to the same damages that you would have been able to recover had you been wearing a helmet.
If you did suffer a head or neck injury, then you may still be able to recover damages, though your recovery may be reduced. Typically a court will consider evidence about what your injuries would have been like had you been wearing a helmet, and reduce your damage award to be consistent with the injuries that you would have incurred had you been abiding by the Georgia motorcycle helmet law.
For more information about your unique Georgia motorcycle accident recovery, please contact an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney at the Dover Law Firm. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.