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Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Occurrence, Severity of Head and Face Injuries

By Grant Law Office on January 24, 2012

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Wearing a motorcycle helmet reduces the chances that the rider will suffer a head or face injury in a crash and reduces the severity of these types of injuries when they do occur, according to a recent study published by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The NHTSA study examined data from 104,472 motorcycle accidents in 18 states over three years. By crunching the numbers, researchers revealed some interesting facts that should encourage any rider never to get on a bike without a helmet.

For instance, while 15 percent of motorcyclists suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in accidents when they were wearing a helmet, that number shot up to 21 percent among those who were not wearing a helmet. TBIs are a particular concern among motorcyclists because, when they do occur, they can cause serious impairment or even death. In the NHTSA study, TBIs accounted for only 17 percent of the reasons motorcyclists injured in crashes were admitted to the hospital; however, they accounted for 54 percent of the causes of death.

In addition to avoiding or mitigating the severity of a TBI, a motorcycle helmet can also help prevent serious facial injuries, which can cause impairment or scarring. Only 5.5 percent of riders who wore helmets suffered serious facial injuries in the study, while 6.1 percent of riders without helmets suffered them. The NHTSA recommends using a helmet with a proper face shield to further reduce the risk of facial injuries.

Motorcycle riding can be thrilling, but when an accident occurs, the thrill can turn to tragedy in an instant. If you or someone you love has been injured in a bike crash, the experienced Atlanta motorcycle accident injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C. can help. For a free and confidential consultation, call us today at (404) 995-3955.

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