Why Helmets Are Important
One of the most important things that you can do to protect yourself while riding a motorcycle is to wear a helmet. You will greatly reduce your risk of a head injury by wearing a helmet. It is estimated that 70 percent of motorcycle accident fatalities are caused by head injuries. A helmet can also reduce the risk of neck and face injuries.
Wearing a helmet can also make your rides more comfortable. It can protect you from uncomfortable winds and cold. Furthermore, wearing a helmet can increase your visibility to other people on the road.
Helmet Laws in Montana
People who are under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. This law applies to both operators and passengers. The helmet must also meet the requirements that are set by the Montana Department of Justice and the Department of Transportation. This law does not apply to people who are over the age of 18.
People who are caught riding a motorcycle without a helmet could receive a traffic citation. If a person gets into a motorcycle accident, then this can make it more difficult for people to file a personal injury claim. Keep in mind that even if you are over the age of 18, the fact that you did not wear a helmet can be used against you.
You may still be able to get compensation if you are hit by a negligent driver. However, the amount that you can get will be reduced.
Contact a Montana Personal Injury Attorney
If you are in need of an attorney, then you can contact Bulman, Jones & Cook. We can help you file a claim if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident. We not only want to help you get compensation, but we will also want to make sure that the people who caused the accident are held responsible.