Wearing a helmet in a Seattle bicycle accident can prevent serious injuries from occurring. However, choosing the correct type is vital.

Selecting the Proper Helmet Can Prove Helpful When in a Seattle Bicycle Accident

If you walk into a bike store and are overwhelmed by the extraordinary number of helmets available, you’re not alone. A variety of choices are available, and if you don’t select the correct type, you could still become seriously injured in you’re involved in a Seattle bicycle accident.

Choose the Correct Foam

Helmets use foam to protect the head and cushion the blow. Many helmets use crushable expandable polystyrene, which is the foam that is used in picnic coolers. The downside to this type of foam is that it doesn’t recover once it is crushed, which is problematic if your head makes multiple collisions. Other types of foams that do recover are expanded polypropylene and expanded polyurethane.

Choose a Helmet That Fits

A helmet is only as good as it fits. The helmet should sit level on your head and cover as much as possible. It should also feature a strong strap and buckle. When buckled, it should not come off no matter how much you pull or twist at the helmet. This will give you an idea of whether or not the helmet will stay on during a collision.
 

If you’ve been involved in a Seattle bicycle crash, you may be facing a life of hardships and costly medical bills. If you don’t think that’s fair, you’re right—we don’t think you should be held responsible for the costs either, particularly when it wasn’t your fault.

The attorneys of the Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to get you the compensation you deserve following your crash. Contact us today to speak with an attorney about your situation.

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