Recently, the Illinois Senate rejected a bill that would require Illinois motorcyclists to wear a helmet. The bill was introduced by Sen. Donne Trotter and opponents voiced the opinion that riders should have the right to choose whether or not to wear a helmet. Many believe that the number of motorcycle deaths and brain injuries could be reduced if helmets are required.
As warmer weather approaches, more and more motorcyclists will be on the road. Helmets can help to protect riders who are involved in accidents from traumatic brain injuries or death. According to a report by the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 157 motorcycle fatalities in Illinois in 2007. Of these, 121 riders were not wearing a helmet. Read more about the motorcycle debate in Illinois by following the link.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to contact our attorneys to discuss your case.