Motorcycle helmets are critical to avoid serious head injuries in a motorcycle accident. Unfortunately, many people have suffered serious head and brain injuries because of defective helmet designs. If a motorcycle helmet is defectively designed or manufactured, that defect can contribute to death or serious injury when an accident occurs.
There are a number of private and public regulatory agencies that set safety standards for motorcycle helmets, as well as test them for effectiveness. The Consumer Product & Safety Commission is the agency with the ultimate authority over helmets. The CPSC can order a recall if helmets are not effective, and they can impose fines on manufacturers.
Despite all the rules and regulations, defective helmets are on the market regularly. If that occurs, and a person in involved in a motorcycle accident with a defective helmet, the accident victim can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or retailer. The lawsuit can ask for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, and you believe your defective helmet contributed to your injuries, call me, Conal Doyle, southern California product liability attorney, at 310-385-0567. My team can help you with your case. Call us today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.