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If You Weren’t Wearing a Helmet, Could You Still Sue?

A motorcycle accident can leave someone with severe injuries that require immediate medical attention and can create a substantial financial burden for that rider. There may be legal action available for these motorcycle riders if the accident wasn’t their own fault. However, these cases can be significantly more complicated if the rider wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

If your injuries were caused by another person’s dangerous actions, you may want to seek financial compensation. To discuss your motorcycle injury claim options with an experienced legal advisor, contact the Waukesha motorcycle accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Injury Liability Rules versus Motorcycle Helmet Laws

In the state of Wisconsin, there are relatively clear motorcycle safety laws regarding what kind of protective gear needs to be worn at all times by riders. These laws outline the following requirements:

  • All riders under the age of 18 require helmets
  • All riders operating with a learning license require helmets
  • All riders must wear eye protection

If a rider breaks these laws and decides to ride without a helmet, they may have a particularly difficult time arguing to a court that they tried to prevent an injury to themselves. However, if the other party was obviously at fault for the incident, the fault may still be blamed on the other driver.

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If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to file for compensation through an injury claim. To learn more about these legal actions, contact the Waukesha motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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