Use your Head: Understand Motorcycle Helmet Laws and Legal Claims

On behalf of Law Offices of Eugene Gitman posted in blog on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Out on the open road, you may feel a sense of freedom that can only come from riding a motorcycle. Whether you ride with friends or on your own, you undoubtedly find the activity one of immense enjoyment while also allowing you to get to your desired destinations. Of course, you also want to get to your destinations safely, and unfortunately, motorcyclists often face a higher risk of injury when involved in an accident.

Helmets can sometimes play a role in the severity of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. However, Pennsylvania state law does not require all motorcyclists to wear helmets. If you have surpassed the age of 21 and have riding experience of at least two years or completed an approved motorcycle safety course, you do not have to wear protective headgear. Of course, if you suffer injuries in an accident, you may wonder how a lack of helmet could impact your potential compensation.