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How many motorcyclist lives do helmets save?

| Dec 16, 2017 | Motorcycle Accidents

Whether you ride a motorcycle on a daily basis as your primary means of transportation or simply enjoy to ride occasionally when you have free time, you likely encounter a variety of risks. Sometimes, motorcyclists cannot prevent an accident regardless of how safe they are, with drunk and careless drivers on the road. However, you might want to go over some of the different ways to avoid a fatal motorcycle accident, such as wearing a proper helmet. Although this may not be enough to save your life, it could help reduce the likelihood of one of these accidents.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 1,700 motorcyclist lives were saved due to helmets in 2015, based on estimates. Research shows that helmets lower the chances of a fatal motorcycle accident by 37 percent and the CDC states that hundreds of lives could have been saved in 2015 had all motorcyclists been wearing helmets. Even when an accident does not result in a fatality, there is a long list of hardships that motorcyclists may have to endure after a collision, from a serious injury to financial problems.

Sadly, even motorcyclists who wear helmets pass away in accidents caused by reckless drivers. If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle crash, or are struggling with complications because of a wreck you were involved in, looking over any options is important. For example, you might want to think about pursuing your case in court or speaking with your insurance company to access the resources you need.