Motorcycle Law Part 1: Helmets

Motorcycle Law Part 1: Helmets

There are two issues that get passionate responses from the motorcycling community: helmets and lane splitting. These issues can get surprising complex because the motorcycle law on them change from state to state. You may think you’re off for a carefree ride up the Pacific Coast, but you have to remember that the laws will change around you. Make sure you take the time to understand each state’s take on helmets.

In this blog, we will discuss helmet aspect of motorcycle law. This law changes the most from state to state.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, riders 18 years of age and older are not required to wear helmets within Colorado. All riders younger than 18 years must wear Department of Transportation-approved helmets.

That being said, not wearing a helmet can still influence your ability to collect damages if you are injured in a motorcycle accident. Especially if you file an accident claim. It does not matter what your state motorcycle law says about helmets: if you choose to ride without a helmet, it will affect the way insurance companies and courts determine fault and calculate the value of your case. This is an important fact to keep in mind as you figure out the best way to enjoy your motorcycle.

Motorcycle law and your motorcycle accident

At the end of the day, you need to make the best decision for yourself. If you do get in a motorcycle accident, Mac Hester Law is here to defend your rights and ensure you get the reparation you deserve. We have assisted many Fort Collins and Northern Colorado motorcyclist in their legal cases. Mac Hester has a strong reputation in the motorcycle community because we understand the community. 

Have you had a motorcycle accident

Call Mac Hester Law at 970-999-1828 to explore your options. We are dedicated in helping you recover and to rewrite your life story!

If you are looking for a personal injury attorney to help you make sense of your motorcycle accident or just to learn more about the Colorado motorcycle law, look at Mac Hester Law. We are here to help you recover and rewrite your life story. 


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