WhenShouldIReplaceMyMotorcycleHelmet pdf

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Although there’s no foolproof way to prevent collisions when riding a motorcycle, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of getting into an accident. There are also ways to reduce the severity of any injuries should you get into a crash. If you wear adequate safety gear, for example, you will be much less likely to suffer catastrophic injuries in a wreck.

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When Should I Replace My Motorcycle Helmet Although there ’s no foolproof way to prevent collisions when riding a motorcycle there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of getting into an accident. There are also ways to reduce the severity of any injuries should you get into a crash. If you wear adequate safety gear for example you will be much less likely to suffer catastrophic injuries in a wreck. All riders should consider investing in quality boots and gloves as well as a chest protector and reinforced pants however the single most important piece of gear you can wear while riding is a helmet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that helmets reduce the risk of sustaining a head injury by 69 percent and the risk of death by 37 percent. While reassuring these statistics illustrate the fact that riders can still get hurt despite wearing all the recommended gear. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses lost wages pain and suffering and other damages. To discuss your case with a personal injury attorney in New Hampshire contact Hage Hodes. We are committed to helping accident victims put their lives back together. Call 603-668-2222 to schedule a free case evaluation. Let ’s explore the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about motorcycle safety gear: 1. When Should I Replace My Motorcycle Helmet Most manufacturers advise riders to replace their motorcycle helmet every five years because the materials will degrade over time. You should also replace your helmet after every forceful impact even if you purchased it less than five years ago and you think the helmet still looks fine. There may be damage that is not visible that could make the helmet less effective. 2. What Should I Look for in a Motorcycle Helmet When it comes time to buy a new helmet look for one that meets the guidelines set forth by the Department of Transportation which sets forth the minimum standards for motorcycle helmets that will be used on public roads. Once you find a helmet that meets at least the DOT guidelines the fit should become the priority. If a helmet doesn ’t fit properly it will not provide adequate protection in a collision.

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3. What Other Pieces of Safety Gear Should I Wear When Riding After buying the perfect helmet it ’s wise to invest in other gear that will protect the rest of your body in forceful impacts. Essential gear includes:  A reinforced jacket  Reinforced pants  Boots  Gloves  Body armor  Eye protection and  Earplugs. If you plan on riding during the colder months you should also buy quality long underwear and socks to wear under your gear. Otherwise the wind chill will keep you from being able to focus on the road. Call 603-668-2222 to Discuss Your Case with a New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Attorney If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident with a reckless or negligent driver turn to Hage Hodes to discuss your case. Our personal injury lawyers understand the financial and emotional toll a serious collision can have on your life. Call 603-668-2222 or use our Online Contact Form to set up a free consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer in New Hampshire. Visit: https://hagehodes.com/when-should-i-replace-my-motorcycle-helmet/ Contact : Hage Hodes PA – Attorneys at Law 1855 Elm Street ManchesterNew Hampshire USA 03104 603-668-2222 infohagehodes.com Fax 603-641-6333 800-588-8886 NH MASS