A quick ride around the block may not seem to warrant the use of a motorcycle helmet. Yet, when an accident occurs, even a mile away, having that helmet in place may help minimize loss.
What Are Nebraska’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws?
Nebraska is a universal helmet state. That means that all motorcyclists, as well as passengers, are required to wear a helmet when operating their bikes. There are few, if any, exceptions to this.
If you suffer a head injury while not wearing a helmet, you may still be able to file a claim against the responsible party. However, there may be limitations on what you can recover and you may be unable to pursue losses resulting from a head injury. Your Nebraska motorcycle accident attorney will discuss options relevant to your case with you.
You May Have Suffered Other Losses
Not all damages in a motorcycle accident relate to head injuries. As a result, you may be able to file a claim for other damages and losses you’ve suffered. This may include losses for broken bones in your legs or arms or support for your damaged spinal column. These types of losses are still applicable regardless of having a helmet. Shoulder injuries, for example, may apply.
What Happens in Your Case?
Your first step is to contact your attorney after you’ve received the necessary medical care. Your Nebraska motorcycle lawyer will gather information in your case and offer insights into your options. Even if you’ve sustained a head injury from not wearing a helmet, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t file a claim. Your attorney can help you with your next step.
At the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, our team has experience helping people with motorcycle accident claims, including those without a helmet on at the time of the accident. Our goal is to ensure you receive fair compensation. Call for a free consultation with our Nebraska motorcycle accident attorney.