Choosing a Safe Helmet

If you choose to engage in extreme sports or use open-air transportation such as a motorcycle, you should consider wearing a helmet to protect yourself from traumatic brain injuries and other forms of serious head trauma. Studies have shown that helmets can significantly affect your safety and prevent severe injuries. Though some may think this type of safety equipment is not necessary, it is important to understand that riders of all ages and skill levels are at risk for accidents, especially ones that occur out of your control. Because of this fact, it is imperative to invest in a safe, well-made helmet.

Unfortunately, not all helmets on the market are safe to use. Sometimes, product manufacturers are negligent and distribute helmets that are defective and may malfunction during normal use. When this happens, these devices will not only limit the amount of protection they provide, they could also cause even more harm in the event of a collision. If you or someone you love has been involved in a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboarding or any other kind of accident where a helmet failed to protect you, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today for a free consultation.

What to Look For in a Helmet

When purchasing a helmet, the following criteria should be considered:

  • Is the helmet appropriate for your sport of choice?
  • Does the helmet fit your head snugly and cover all vulnerable areas?
  • Has your helmet been certified as adhering to federal safety standards?
  • Are you wearing the helmet in the right direction and with all clasps properly secured?
  • Are the straps or clasps loose in any way? Does the helmet feel solid and stable on your head?
  • Are there any cracks, dents or other physical abnormalities on the helmet shell?

Helmet manufacturers have a professional responsibility to adhere to federal standards and produce an error-free product. When creating a product of this nature, safety should always be the utmost concern. When it is not and you or someone you love suffers from a manufacturer’s negligence, you may be able to bring that company to court and gain financial compensation for any damages you experienced as a result.

Contact Us

To learn more about helmet defects and your rights as an injury victim, contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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