Illinois Helmet Laws
Only a few states in the U.S. still do not legally mandate the use of a helmet for motorcyclists, and Illinois is one of them. While the issue is widely debated both within and outside Illinois, insurance companies have much to gain in states with relaxed motorcycle-helmet laws, and the help of an experienced injury attorney is essential for your compensation if you’ve been injured in an accident.
Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that helmet-use, regardless of whether it’s mandated by law, is strongly linked to the prevention of serious head injuries, and states which require helmets have lower fatality-rates among motorcyclists in accidents. In states which don’t have universal helmet laws, over 60% of motorcyclists who aren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident may suffer a serious injury or even death.
Whether the remaining states which don’t require helmets for motorcyclists – Illinois, Iowa, and New Hampshire – should join the other 47 is an ongoing debate in which critics cite increases in injury-rates, fatality-rates, and health care costs in these states as well as states with “relaxed” helmet laws. Regardless of our state’s lack of helmet laws for motorcyclists, we at Agruss Law Firm highly recommend that you and any passengers always wear a helmet when on a motorcycle to help protect against severe or fatal head injuries in the event of an accident. Even if you weren’t wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, you deserve full compensation for your injuries and losses if the accident resulted directly from another driver’s negligence.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice