As last week's post discussed, sometimes, there is a public misconception over motorcyclists and their use of helmets. Specifically, the misconceptions is that North Carolina motorcyclists, who are involved in a serious motorcycle accident with another vehicle, are not entitled to compensation for their injuries if they chose not to wear a helmet at the time of the accident. This is simply not correct.
Of course, our law office strongly encourages all motorcyclists, both in Cary, North Carolina, and around the country, to wear appropriate head protection, particularly where doing so is required by law. However, we also encourage those who, for whatever reason, were injured on a motorcycle and were not wearing a helmet not to lose hope of give up the possibility of being compensated.