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24 Jan 2012

Bike Accident Attorney Discusses Michigan’s Motorcycle Helmet Repeal

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The State of Michigan is trying to pass a law where it is legal for someone 21 years of age to ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Some believe that this law could do more harm than good. Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers in Michigan do not have an opinion on this issue but would like to provide some statistics regarding helmet safety and bike accidents. This information was provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

• Head trauma is the primary cause of death in motorcycle accidents.

• Helmets help save lives by 37%.

• By wearing a helmet, the risk of getting a head injury is decreased by 69%.

• Motorcycle related deaths have increased every year.

• Motorcycle injuries and deaths totaled $12 billion in one year, in medical care costs and productivity losses.

Some safety suggestions to follow include:

• Always wear a DOT-approved helmet.

• Never drive your motorcycle after drinking. Alcohol greatly impairs your ability to safely operate a motorcycle. If you have been drinking, get a ride home or call a taxi.

• Don’t let friends ride impaired. Take their keys away.

• Wear protective clothing that provides some level of injury protection. Upper body clothing should also include bright colors or reflective materials, so that other motorists can more easily see you.

• Avoid tailgating and riding between lanes.

• Maintain a safe speed and exercise caution when traveling over slippery surfaces or gravel.

Victims of motorcycle accidents do have legal rights. If you are a family member have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys in Michigan. We will represent you under our NO FEE PROMISE meaning you do not pay any legal fees whatsoever unless we win or settle your case.

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