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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Helmets Save Lives for Motorcycle Riders in Texas and the Nation

Riding a motorcycle on the open highway in Texas is an unbelievable experience, yet, safety is paramount.  Per mile traveled in 2007, motorcyclists were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash and 9 times more likely to be injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Statistics have clearly shown that wearing a helmet simply saves lives in the event of a motorcycle accident.

In 2008, approximately 5,290 motocyclists were killed and 96,000 were injured in the United States.  According to the NHTSA, head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes and an unhelmeted motorcyclist is 40 times more likely to suffer a fatal head injury than a helmeted motorcyclist.  "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that helmets saved 1,829 motocyclists' lives in 2008 and that 823 more could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets."  NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts: Motorcycles 2008 Data; NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts:  Motorcycle Helmet Use Laws 2004.

If you have been the unfortunate victim of a motorcycle accident in Texas and suffered serious bodily injuries, or if your loved one has suffered a wrongful death in a motorcycle accident, call Corpus Christi Tx motorcycle accident lawyer Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm at (361) 356-6057 today for a free consultation concerning your case. 

Have fun on the open road, but please wear a helmet.  It could very well save your life.

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