Can I still make a financial recovery after a motorcycle accident that caused a mild brain injury, even if I wasn’t wearing a helmet?
If someone else caused the accident, then you can sue for your injuries. Whether you were on a Harley, Honda, cruiser, sports bike, or scooter, motorcycle operators in Florida don’t have to wear helmets — that is if you are over 21 years of age and carry $10,000 in medical benefits insurance. Although you don’t have to wear a motorcycle helmet, not wearing one could hurt the amount of money you are able to collect — especially if your injuries are to your head and brain.
The other side will try to reduce the amount of money they owe you, which is why they will try to argue that not wearing a helmet caused your injuries to be worse. They may even take your case all the way to trial because they often know that judges and juries have a prejudice against motorcyclists who don’t wear helmets.
This is why you need to work with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney who will fight to make sure you get fair compensation. For a free consultation about your motorcycle accident injury case, call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with an attorney who has motorcycle accident experience.