Finding the right motorcycle helmet – and injury claims in South Ockendon
If you want to be legally able to ride your motorbike on the road, and stay safe whilst doing so, you need to purchase a motorcycle helmet before you do anything else. It is even worthwhile buying the helmet before you buy the bike so that you are never tempted to go out on the road without wearing a helmet.
If you are caught by the police without a helmet you are likely to be fined, but if you are not caught and get into an accident, you could end up dead.
You may be a great motorcyclist but this doesn’t mean that everyone else on the road knows what they are doing and are completely safe. An accident which is not your fault can be made your fault if you are not wearing the right protective headgear.
Here are some tips for buying your helmet:
Consider Your Riding Style
Road helmets are quite different from off-road helmets so if you do both styles of riding then you should buy two helmets. Otherwise find the helmet that is designed for your particular style of riding and you can be sure that it will protect you in an accident or spill.
Make Sure Your Helmet Is Safety Approved
ECE, SNELL and DOT are three safety approvals which you should be looking for when you are choosing your helmet. Make sure you go into a good retailer who only carries approved helmets so that you can be sure that your helmet is completely safe and that if you are in an accident you won’t be injured because your helmet is not sturdy enough.
Make Sure It Fits
If your helmet doesn’t fit properly then you may as well not be wearing a helmet at all. Make sure you are there in person to try on your helmet before you buy, and make sure it fits snugly on your head with no gaps or movement, which could cause it to slip on your head during an accident.
Make an injury claim in South Ockendon
If you are involved in an accident which was not your fault, and sustain an injury, then you may be able to make an injury claim in South Ockendon and get compensation from the other driver involved.
The best way to make an injury claim in South Ockendon is to speak to Accident Advice Helpline on: 0800 689 0500 (or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
You will speak to the friendly, helpful team of advisers, who will talk you through your injury claim in South Ockendon and make sure that you are confident and happy with the process.
If you decide to proceed with your claim (although you are under no obligation to), the personal injury lawyers will work on your injury claim in South Ockendon on a 100% no win no fee basis.
You shouldn’t have to go to court and will be able to chase up your claim 24/7 using the helpline.