How Not Wearing a Helmet Can Affect Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

Each state has its own motorcycle helmet law. South Carolina only requires motorcycle operators and their passengers under the age of 21 to wear a helmet. Helmets should be DOT-compliant to adhere to all safety measures. While South Carolina does not have a universal helmet law, like the state of Georgia, it is always wise to wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet increases your chances of surviving a motorcycle accident and of not receiving a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Not wearing a helmet on a motorcycle is your choice. However, wearing one not only increases your safety, but it can also affect your motorcycle accident claim. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and were not wearing a helmet, the other driver’s insurance company or attorney will try to cast you at fault for your injuries. Under South Carolina’s Comparative Negligence Law, the compensation you receive for your motorcycle accident injuries can be reduced if your negligence by not wearing a helmet can be proven as a cause for those injuries.

Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident While Not Wearing a Helmet?

Your right to not wear a helmet should be respected. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you deserve an attorney in the Columbia SC and Greenville SC areas who will fight for that right. The John Mobley Law Firm will fight for you and your rights and will work to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries, whether or not you were wearing a motorcycle helmet.

If you have been injured, call 833-JOHNCAN today to speak with a motorcycle accident injury attorney and let us help you get all the money you deserve.