Motorcycle riding is an exhilarating experience, but it also comes with certain risks. One of the most debated topics among riders is whether or not they are required to wear a helmet while riding in Colorado. In this blog post, we will provide you with information regarding motorcycle helmet laws in Colorado, ensuring you have a clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a rider.
The Current Law in Colorado
Contrary to what some riders may believe, Colorado does have a helmet law in place. However, the law is not as strict as in other states. Currently, Colorado requires motorcycle riders and passengers under the age of 18 to wear a helmet.
The Importance of Wearing a Helmet
While it may be legally permissible for riders over 18 to go helmet-free, it is crucial to understand the potential consequences of not wearing a helmet. Studies have consistently shown that wearing a helmet significantly reduces the risk of head injuries and fatalities in motorcycle accidents. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that helmets saved the lives of over 1,800 motorcyclists in 2016 alone.
Boesen Law: Your Trusted Personal Injury Partner
At Boesen Law, we understand the complexities of motorcycle accident cases and the importance of protecting your rights. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys is here to assist you in navigating the legal process and obtaining the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, whether or not a helmet was worn, our dedicated team is ready to fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn how we can help.