Helmet or No Helmet? Here Are the Numbers
The National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined from investigating Motorcycle accidents nationwide that a person driving and wearing a helmet is 37 percent less likely to die in the accident.
A motorcycle passenger wearing a helmet is 41 percent less likely to die in a crash.
What should be noted is that these statistics took into account a variety of “helmet headgear,” ranging from the spike WWI Kaiser helmet, beanie helmet and the full head and face covering of a competition helmet.
Obviously, the higher quality and safety-rated helmets improve the suitability statistics significantly. While optional helmet laws are widespread and certainly a biker’s choice, it is at least reasonable to know the facts and numbers.
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The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
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– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
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