Bike Accident Claim: What if I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

This video features Rebeccah Graham, a Personal Injury attorney based in Washington.

Seattle Bike Accident Attorney Explains Liability

Video Transcript:

Molly Hendrickson: 

If a bicyclist was not wearing a helmet when hit by a car, does that affect their claim? We asked attorney Rebeccah Graham in this Ask The Lawyers Quick Question.

Rebeccah Graham: 

It certainly can, depending on the nature of the injuries to the cyclist. So in general, in general, if you weren't wearing a helmet and you had a pretty serious head injury, that a helmet would have prevented, you could certainly be held to be partly fault for that, which is why I think it's so important that all cyclists all the time wear helmets. Don't take the risk, because it is not worth it, and it could be used... It could be used to reduce the amount of damages that you ultimately recover, especially if you had a head injury, so wear your helmet.

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