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Motorcycle Helmets and Accident Liability

The state of Colorado has a motorcycle helmet requirement for any riders or passengers aged 17-years-old or younger. This requirement extends for all motorcycles, including lower-powered models. If a motorcyclist is injured in an accident because of the lack of a helmet, they may lose some of their capacity to sue for compensation. However, they may still be able to recover some damages, even if they broke the state’s helmet laws.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, we may be able to assist you with the process of filing a legal claim for financial compensation. For a free consultation regarding your rights and options after an injury, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today at (303) 423-1770.

How Motorcycle Helmet Use Can Affect a Claim

When a person opts not to use a helmet, they may increase their chance of sustaining an injury, especially in lower-speed collisions. This can affect a claim in the following ways:

  • For those under the age required of state helmet laws, it may noticeably decrease compensation
  • For adults, a lack of a helmet may reduce the amount of damages they can recover
  • If the injury couldn’t have been prevented with use of a helmet, it may not change compensation

In each motorcycle injury case, the amount of compensation affected by helmet use may differ according to the specific circumstances of the case.

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An injury in a motorcycle accident may leave you with difficult financial burdens to bear. However, an injury claim may be able to help you handle these expenses. To discuss the legal options available to you after a motorcycle accident injury, contact a Denver personal injury attorney from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

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