Preventing Head Injuries Through Bicycle Helmet Care
I’m Ed Smith, an Oakley Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Going for a helmet-less ride on your bike can feel amazingly refreshing until you fall and hit your head on the ground beneath you. In reality, the extent of head damage that can result from a bicycle accident can be quite severe – we’re talking about concussions, edemas, skull fractures, and other life-threatening head traumas.
There is a simple measure to prevent your chances of head injury: wear a helmet! They may not be high-fashion, but they provide you with protection that could save a life. A 2016 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported 424 fatal accidents where bicyclists wear riding without a helmet, whereas bikers that were equipped with a helmet had a dramatically reduced rate of fatalities – only 137 accidents. Additionally, a study shown at the Safety 2016 World Conference in Finland revealed that helmets may reduce the chances of head trauma by almost 70%!