Riding a motorcycle gives riders a sense of freedom on the open road. However, there are serious dangers involved in riding without a helmet. A motorcycle does not provide the structural protection that a car does to keep drivers safe in the event of an accident. Motorcyclists need to take extra precautions to protect their body. The most important place to start is by protecting the head. The head and brain is most vulnerable to injury in a motorcycle accident. Drivers and passengers wearing helmets increase their chance of survival significantly over non-helmet wearers. It is important for motorcyclists to understand the risks of riding without a helmet. Riders who do not wear helmets are at risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury if they are in an accident. Without protection, the head is vulnerable to a traumatic impact in an accident even when traveling at low speeds.
Traumatic brain injuries that are non-fatal usually have serious and long-term results. Brain trauma often results in spinal cord injuries and disability that require extended care and physical therapy. In addition, the damaged brain may deteriorate after hospitalization and die days to weeks after the injury due to secondary injury.Because of the fatal risk of traumatic brain injury is so high, it is crucial for motorcyclists to take action to protect themselves while riding. Wearing a helmet that is approved by the Department of Transportation is one of many precautions a rider can take to increase safety on the open road. Even when a rider takes all possible precautions, accidents resulting in injury still occur. When you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle accident leading to serious injury or, you will need a lawyer experienced in personal injury law to help you navigate the legal options available to you. The lawyers at Mainor Wirth stand ready to consult with about the details of the accident and provide legal advice based on your individual case and needs.
In case of a road accident, wearing a helmet can significantly reduce the extent of injury to those on a motorcycle which includes the pillion. A helmet protects the most important and vulnerable part of your body — your head. Wearing a helmet while riding can prevent damage to the brain, which is the one of the most common causes of death in road accidents in Kathmandu. The helmet protects the head from various head injuries like skull fracture, concussion, and haemorrhage.
When you meet with an accident, the shell of the helmet is the first layer to sustain the impact. This is usually made of a hard material, and helps to distribute the force. The next layer- the padding, which is usually made of Styrofoam — absorbs the shock and protects your skull. It can absorb impact from an external force, and can deflect impact away from your head. Another important element of a helmet, which many choose to ignore, is the chin strap. This is a sort of retention system of a helmet. If the chin strap is fastened properly, it will keep the helmet firm on your head even in a crash, ensuring as little risk as possible.