Wisconsin Law on Motorcycle Helmets
In the state of Wisconsin, an adult over the age of 18 with an appropriate license can ride a motorcycle without a helmet. For those 17 years and under, as well as any age person gaining their license and having only an instructional permit, a helmet is required. With regard to other state’s laws on motorcycle helmets, this is not particularly strict.
If you were wearing a helmet at the time that you were involved in a motorcycle accident but that helmet proved to be defective, you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation from the manufacturer. To ensure that you understand your legal rights, contact the Green Bay motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today to discuss your case with a compassionate and experienced legal representative.
Helmet Safety Statistics
Motorcycles are dangerous to ride, not necessarily because their operators are reckless, but rather because of the irresponsibility and ignorance of other motorists. Other safety gear is important, too, but the helmet is essential when a rider considers the following statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- Head injury is the primary cause of motorcycle fatalities
- Motorcyclists are 37 times more likely to be killed in an accident than a motorist in a passenger car
- Helmets are 37% effective in preventing fatal injuries on a motorcycle
When you have acted responsibly by choosing to wear a helmet, even though one is not required, you deserve to be compensated if the helmet fails to adequately bear the impact of a crash.
The qualified Green Bay motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you to recover the financial resources that you need to contend with the effects of helmet defect-related injuries. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.