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How a Helmet Could Save Your Life

The latest technology provides better fitting, more comfortable, and safer motorcycle helmets.  One new and fascinating technology that has been developed helps to prevent the brain from swelling after a motorcycle accident that involves head and brain trauma.  This new helmet has a cooling mechanism that is activated upon impact, and may, in many accidents, prevent debilitating brain injuries.

While many states do not have laws in place requiring motorcyclists and their passengers to wear helmets, it is still a well-known fact that a motorcycle helmet can save your life, or at the very least save you months of rehabilitation and loss of income.

Motorcycle Accidents in Bushnell

If you are riding or driving a motorcycle in Bushnell or surrounding communities, chances are that sooner or later you will be involved in some type of motorcycle accident. When you consider the subsequent medical expenses and possible loss of income due to your injuries then the costs of purchasing, and the bit of inconvenience in wearing a helmet seems negligible.

The National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) found that in just one year from 2008 to 2009 motorcyclists’ wearing helmets had increased by 4 percent.  This percentage is an increase from 63 percent during 2008 to 67 percent in 2009.

Some motorcyclists complain that wearing a helmet interferes with their peripheral vision, but studies prove this can be overcome when a motorcyclist turns their head very slightly, and doing so does not increase their likelihood of an accident.

If you or someone you love is injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Oldham & Smith motorcycle accident lawyers in Bushnell for a free consultation before you agree you sign any insurance documents.

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