I didn’t see a car next to me because my helmet blocked my peripheral vision. Can I sue the helmet manufacturer for my motorcycle crash?
Typically, manufacturers of motorcycle helmets may be held liable if a helmet is found to be defective. However, in this situation, you more than likely do not have a claim against the helmet manufacturer, especially if the helmet you were wearing is approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This is because manufacturers submit their helmets to the DOT to get their approval on helmets meeting DOT standards and regulations. Only helmets that provide peripheral vision clearance of at least 105 degrees to each side are DOT approved.
While people believe that motorcycle helmets can interfere with a rider’s field of vision, it is a myth. Motorcycle riders who wear helmets know they need to turn their heads farther to check for cars before changing lanes. Unfortunately, you might be at fault for the crash in this case; however, there could be more details that we aren’t aware of.
Please give us a call to talk about the specifics of your Florida motorcycle crash in greater detail. We offer a free initial consultation, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain if you do have a valid injury claim for your damages. You can reach the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to talk with an experienced South Florida motorcycle accident attorney in a free consultation today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.