Q: Do I Have to Wear a Bike Helmet in Georgia?
A:Georgia state statutes require bike riders under age 16 to wear bike helmets. However, there is nothing in the law that prevents, or discourages, all bike riders from wearing helmets.
As an Atlanta bicycle accident attorney, I encourage all bike riders to wear helmets - particularly when they are traveling on public roads. While the law may not specifically require it of all riders, a helmet can protect your head and possibly your spine from significant injuries. The protection provided by a helmet may allow you to walk again after a bicycle wreck, or it may be the difference between life and death after a bike crash.
Whether or not you were wearing a helmet at the time of your accident, you may be able to file a Georgia bicycle accident case and recover damages for your financial loss, physical pain and emotional suffering. Please call an Atlanta bicycle accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 today for more information about your rights and your potential legal recovery.