Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Why You Should Always Wear a Helmet When On a Motorcycle

Wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle isn’t just a safety issue—it’s a legal one. There are only two states in the nation that do not have any motorcycle helmet laws: Illinois and Iowa. The rest have their own helmet laws dictating when and how you should wear helmets while on your bike.
New York’s motorcycle helmet law states that “it shall be unlawful for any person to operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he wears a protective helmet.” Failure to wear a helmet could lead to a fine.
If you get into an accident while not wearing a helmet and survive your injuries, you could also see your potential compensation decreased. The following are a few potential scenarios and what each does to your ability to recover compensation:

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