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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Can I Still Sue If I Wasn't Wearing a Helmet?

One of the questions The Cochran Firm's  injury lawyers hear a lot is, "I was in a motorcycle accident and it was the other driver's fault. But I wasn't wearing a helmet. Can I still pursue a legal claim?"

The answer to this will depend on the particular circumstances of your state, your accident and the resulting injuries. Motorcycle accident laws vary by state, as do helmet laws. Fortunately, the lawyers at The Cochran Firm branch near you will have a full knowledge of relevant state and local laws.

The general answer is that failure to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle will affect the compensation you can pursue, but will not completely disqualify you from filing a claim.

The other party in the accident will be able to argue that you are at least partially responsible for some injuries suffered without the aid of a helmet. This can be a compelling argument in the case of a brain injury, for example.

However, if you've suffered a broken leg, it will be difficult to claim that your lack of a helmet was at fault for that injury.

The important takeaway here is that you should speak with our injury lawyers as soon as possible after your accident. We'll be able to evaluate your case and explain how your helmet (or lack thereof) will affect your claim.


If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident and need an experienced injury lawyer, Please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free consultation.

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