On behalf of Rooney Law Firm posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Wednesday, February 9, 2011.
Your odds are far better if you wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle. The Rooney Law Firm says always drive as if you are invisible.
According to MedPage Today, a recent study of 40,890 motorcycle accidents-apparently the largest study of its kind so far-finds that the likelihood of death in a motorcycle accident goes down by 37 percent with a helmet, and the likelihood of traumatic brain injury goes down by a whopping 65 percent.
In any case, on the off chance that you trust the individuals who restrict required protective cap laws, who contend that safety caps impede a rider’s vision and really expand the danger of spine damage because of torque on the head in a crash, then wearing a cap is not so great.
The essential specialist required in the study appears to accept something else.
Joseph G. Crompton, MD, of UCLA, said, “This investigation of the biggest injury database ever amassed shows that harmed cruiser riders are fundamentally more averse to experience the ill effects of a cervical spine damage when wearing a cap contrasted and non-helmeted riders, successfully exposing the myth that bike head protectors are connected with higher danger of cervical spine damage after an accident.”
Crompton contends that officials ought to utilize the aftereffects of the study to impact the section of obligatory protective cap laws, which used to be as a result quite a few years back in verging on each state in the U.S.
Each rider of all ages used to need to wear a head protector.
Presently, just 20 states have compulsory head protector laws, in spite of the high danger of genuine damage or passing in a bike mischance without a cap.