Wisconsin Motorcycle Helmet Law
Motorcycles provide a type of freedom and experience that many people enjoy. In the first quarter of 2011, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council, sales of motorcycles were up 7.2% year over year. With more riders on the road, one would hope that this would lead to greater driver awareness of motorcycles. Motorcycle helmets are not mandated by law for the majority of riders in Wisconsin, but they are an important safety feature that should be carefully considered before being omitted.
Unfortunately, helmet manufacturers sometimes produce flawed helmets that are unable to withstand the force of an impact that they ought to bear without incident. If you have been hurt as a consequence of a helmet defect, a civil lawsuit might be appropriate. Contact the Kenosha motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to learn more about the possibility of recovering financial compensation.
Helmet Law Specifics
In addition to protecting the eyes and face, helmets are 37% effective at protecting the head from fatal injuries. These types of head injuries are the number one killer of motorcyclists in accidents. Wisconsin law itself only requires the following parties to wear helmets:
- Riders under the age of 18
- Riders of all ages in the process of getting their learner’s permit
- Riders of low-powered cycles that do not exceed 30mph
The law is designed to protect only the most inexperienced riders, leaving others to make informed decisions as they see fit.
If you or someone you love is dealing with the pain and suffering resulting from a defective motorcycle helmet, you should seek the advice of a qualified Kenosha motorcycle accident attorney. Contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874.