Will not wearing a helmet affect my motorcycle accident claim?

Potentially yes. Florida motorcycle accident cases follow the comparative negligence rule. This states that an injured accident victim’s compensation may be reduced in proportion to his or her share of fault in the accident. An insurance company may argue that not wearing a helmet may have caused or contributed to the severity of any head injuries, neck injuries, or traumatic brain injury suffered in a motorcycle accident. Thus, accident victims may find that their compensation is reduced in certain cases. (This is another reason it is crucial to have an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side ─ to ensure blame is not unfairly pushed onto you.)

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