As the weather warms, many motorcycle riders find it is the perfect season
for a ride. Whether it’s a short trip or a multi-day trek to your
favorite rally, being sure to wear your helmet can be the best thing you
do to keep safe.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Cause Serious Harm
When hopping on the “ole scoot” for a summer drive, it is important
to remember that there are risks associated with motorcycle riding. For
instance, when heading out it is important to keep the following in mind:
Even low-speed accidents can be fatal – In most instances, motorcycle riders are not travelling at excessive
speeds when they are injured. In fact, most accidents happen at less than
thirty miles per hour. Nevertheless, a motorcycle rider can sustain serious
injuries at these speeds, especially if they are not wearing the proper
Wearing a Helmet is the Law in Georgia
Georgia law, motorcycle riders are required to wear a helmet and other necessary protective
gear. Aside from the risk of injury, a failure to wear a helmet while
traveling through the state may result in a ticket and a hefty fine.
The Benefits of Wearing a Helmet
Avoid Injury – The most important benefit to wearing a helmet is that it protects
your head during a crash. Such protection may save your life or otherwise
prevent serious head trauma, including brain damage. A simple fact of
the road is that most objects are larger and more dangerous than a motorcycle.
In nearly every accident between a motorcycle and a car it is the motorcycle
rider that sustains the most injuries. Wearing a helmet makes the risk
of damage to the head or face almost negligible.
Protection From Debris – A proper helmet offers great protection against wind and dust.
A visor will stop wind and dust from getting into your eyes and obstructing
your vision. A helmet also offers protection against small rocks, bugs,
or other debris that can cause a motorcycle rider to momentarily lose
focus on the road.
Keep Your Vision Free – As any rider knows, once you get above twenty miles per hour the
wind starts to whip around a bit. If you have long hair, a helmet can
keep your hair from getting in your eyes. Keeping your vision clear is
one of the best ways that a helmet helps prevent accidents and keeps riders safe.
Help When You Have Been Injured in an Accident
As every rider knows, even the most prudent motorcycle rider with the most
effective safety gear is not fully protected from the reckless driving
of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident
it is essential that you
contact a skilled Atlanta motorcycle attorney right away. The personal injury
lawyers at Goldstein and Hayes, P.C., have extensive experience helping
motorcycle riders recover damages associated with the accidents they have
suffered. We can answer your questions, assess your case, and help you
hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.