The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) has a video that you can watch about the process of selecting the helmet that’s right for you. Some of your choice will depend upon personal tastes. Other considers include selecting the proper helmet size and a proper helmet style for your motorcycle type and riding needs. There are many helmet styles that meet DOT (Department of Transportation) safety standards and that can provide good protection in the event of a motorcycle wreck.
The main thing to watch out for when selecting your headgear is the helmet that may be quite stylish, but can’t offer you adequate protection from motorcycle accident impacts. Many of these helmets can be identified by their light weights, smaller diameters, lack of sufficient inner linings, and large spikes or external decorations that could exacerbate your problems if you’re injured in a motorcycle accident. For instance, a tall top spike might get stuck in trees, pavement, or other vehicles during an accident. This might cause additional strains that could break your neck when a motorcycle accident throws you from your bike and you land in a hard impact. The “cool” factor can turn far colder if it actually kills you.
Signs that you’ve found a safe helmet that can provide good protection during a motorcycle wreck include:
A thick inner helmet liner,
A sturdy chin strap,
A helmet weight of 3 pounds or more,
Nothing extends more than 2/10 of an inch from the surface of the helmet,
A sticker indicating that the helmet meets DOT requirements,
Stickers indicating that the helmet meets Snell and/or ANSI requirements, and
A manufacturer’s label indicating model number and particulars of manufacture.
Even with the best helmet money can buy, you might still suffer severe injuries from a motorcycle wreck. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you probably need good legal help to recover adequate compensation to pay the costs of your accident losses and injuries. Call your Clear Lake, TX motorcycle crash lawyer now at (877) 307-9500. Our motorcycle accident claims experience may be able to help you when you need help the most.