12/6/2010Motorcyclists are at greater risk of injury in a motor vehicle crash than the operators of other types of vehicles because they lack the protective metal that can absorb some of the impact in a crash.
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However, motorcyclists can take precautions to protect their heads and necks in a crash. Motorcyclists who wear approved helmets are up to three times as likely to survive head injuries when compared to bikers who do not wear protective head gear. For that reason, it is important to understand how to choose a motorcycle helmet.
The Georgia Department of Driver Services* encourages motorcyclists to:
- Wear a helmet designed to meet Georgia and U.S. Department of Transportation standards.
- Look for a label from the Snell Memorial Foundation.
- Wear a helmet that fits snugly.
- Wear a helmet with no obvious defects.
A motorcycle helmet won’t prevent a crash, but it can prevent the kind of injuries that each Alpharetta and Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney in our office wants you to avoid.
Sometimes even the best helmets on the market can’t protect you from head and neck injuries. Sometimes the injuries that you suffer in Georgia motorcycle crash are other kinds of injuries. No matter what type of serious injury you’ve suffered, we encourage you to contact the Atlanta and Alpharetta motorcycle crash lawyers at The Dover Law Firm for more information after an accident. We can be reached at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form.
*Source: Motorcycle Operator’s Manual Georgia, Georgia Department of Driver Services
Category: Auto/Truck Wreck
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