There is little doubt that motorcycle helmets save lives. A new study suggests that wearing a motorcycle helmet can also protect your face if you are involved in a Daytona Beach motorcycle accident.
Motorcyclists on the rise
“The number of motorcycles on the road and the number of collisions in the last several years has just risen precipitously,” according to Dr. Joseph Crompton, a surgeon from UCLA.
Helmets protect faces, too
A new study looked at records of more than 46,000 motorcyclists sent to hospitals after a crash in 2002 through 2005. Of those injured, approximately 77 percent were wearing helmets. In total, nearly:
- 1,400 bikers suffered facial bruising
- 800 busted their jaw
- 1,700 suffered nose injuries
- 2,300 had eye injuries
Researchers determined that helmeted motorcyclists are less likely to suffer one of these injuries. In addition, they have a 60 percent lower chance of suffering a serious facial injury, as opposed to those riding helmetless.
“There’s not a single study that suggests motorcycle helmets are a bad thing when it comes to motorcyclists,” said University of Arizona Medical Center surgeon Dr. Terrence O’Keeffe.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you recover damages if you have been injured in a serious accident.
Contact one of our experienced Daytona Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Johnson & Gilbert, P.A. at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.