Your decision to ride without a helmet could impact your ability to successfully pursue a personal injury claim in a motorcycle accident injury. Under Georgia’s motorcycle laws, all riders (meaning both drivers and passengers) must wear a helmet at all times.
Of course, your decision not to wear a helmet will not prevent you from filing a successful legal claim. However, it may affect the amount of your compensation. Notably, any reduction amount will depend on the types of injuries suffered. Also, the extent to which a helmet would have avoided the suffering of those types of injuries.
In reality, the opposing side often tries to limit your recovery. More specifically, they achieve this by showing that your failure to wear a helmet is the cause of your injuries. Sometimes they can argue that your failure has made your injuries worse.
On the other hand, your own insurance company may raise your premiums or deny your claims for failure to wear your helmet.
Please get in touch with AJ Law Practice for a consultation right away if you are injured in a motorcycle accident.