Riding a motorcycle on Texas’ wide-open highways can be exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. There are many threats lurking on roadways that can turn a leisurely cruise into a life-or-death situation. As a motorcyclist, the best way to stay safe when you’re on a bike is to anticipate potentially dangerous scenarios and to protect yourself as much as possible in the event of an accident.

At Daniel Stark, we believe in taking care of injured motorcycle victims, but we also believe in helping riders take the necessary steps to avoid accidents and serious injuries in the first place. Wearing protective riding gear is essential for reducing the risk of injuries that can put you out of work, and a full-face helmet is the most critical component of any motorcyclist’s riding checklist.

A DOT, ECE 22.05, or Snell-approved helmet can protect you by:

  • Absorbing energy from a crash – Motorcycle accidents at any speed can be deadly. In most cases, motorcyclists are thrown from or fall off of their bikes and strike the pavement or other objects. Their heads are extremely vulnerable during accidents, but helmets spread the energy generated at impact into the liner and shell, protecting the head and brain.
  • Making you more visible to drivers – A lesser-known aspect of many helmets is their ability to make riders more visible when they’re on the road. Helmets are often painted bright and highly reflective colors, and they may have additional reflective stripes or tape along their circumference to make them stand out even more.

Helmets are essential for all riders, but even the most well-protected motorcyclists can still suffer life-changing injuries when they’re struck by vehicles. Our Texas motorcycle accident lawyers have assisted many injured riders over the years, and we know what it takes to win. We’re available to speak with you 24/7, and our consultations are free.

by Staff Blogger | September 19th, 2017