Making sure your motorbike helmet fits correctly is fundamental road safety for motorbike riders. Above all others, it’s probably the single most important safety thing to get right.
Why is making sure your motorbike helmet fits correctly so important?
The consequences of motorbike accidents on the road tend to be serious. Compared to car drivers, people on motorbikes have comparatively little protection. In a collision between a car and a motorbike, the lighter vehicle is almost always going to come off worse.
Therefore, your personal protection needs to be perfect. Motorbike helmets are designed to protect the head perfectly. This means aligning the parts of the helmet with the parts of the head they are meant to protect. Having a motorbike helmet that doesn’t fit right compromises this protection.
Furthermore, your head needs to be secure inside the helmet. Too big, and it may rattle around in the aftermath of a road traffic accident. This can cause additional injuries and considerable pain. Too small, and even if you avoid an incident on the road, your journey won’t be comfortable. You can expect to arrive at your destination with a nasty headache.
By far and away the easiest way to ensure you find the motorbike helmet that’s right for you is to ask the experts. Head into a quality shop and don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Choose reputable brands. When it comes to protecting your head, there is no justification to try and scrimp and save.
What can I do if I am injured in a motorbike accident?
The aftermath of any serious incident on the road can be confusing, distressing and, of course, extremely painful. Often, you are looking at a long road back to good physical health. Whilst nothing can fully right this wrong, financial compensation may ease the burden a little.
If your road traffic accident meets the following criteria, compensation may be due.
- The accident occurred within the last three years
- The accident was demonstrably the fault of someone else. For example, reckless driving or negligence such as roadwork debris left behind.
- A medical professional is able to confirm that the injuries suffered were caused by the accident.
If all of the above is true, get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline. Our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice