,

justice delivered

for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

Can bike helmets really help to prevent my child from injuries?

| Jun 12, 2018 | Bicycle Accidents |

It’s summertime, which means it’s that time of year once again when kids will be spending countless hours outdoors on skateboards, bicycles and skates with their friends.

Even if they’re asked to stay close to home, it’s likely that they’ll venture out beyond the safety of the driveway and onto the sidewalk or road. This will make them extremely vulnerable to being crashed into to or suffering a fall, each of which can cause traumatic injuries or even prove to be fatal.

While kids may not listen when we tell them to steer clear of the roadway, it’s important that we encourage them to always wear their helmets. The reason it’s so important that they wear their helmets is because data published by the national nonprofit organization Safe Kids Now shows that they’re key to reducing kids’ risk of head, brain, facial or other types of fatal injuries.

When a bicyclist wears his or her helmet while out riding, he or she has 33 percent less of a chance of suffering a brain injury than someone not wearing one. Their risk of a head or facial injury goes down by 45 and 27 percent respectively. Children wearing bike helmets suffer fatal injuries 29 percent less than those who don’t.

Their data also shows that the older the child is, the less likely that they are to wear bike helmets. Their researchers also found that 5- to 9-year-old boys are three times more likely to donn a bike helmet than 10- to 14-year-old boys. This same gap in the use of bike helmets doesn’t exist among female bicyclists of the same age brackets.

The organization’s data also shows that Hispanic children are twice as likely to not wear helmets as their nonHispanic counterparts.

They also found that kids who see adults they know wearing helmets to go biking tend to also wear them themselves.

The increased adoption of bicycle helmet laws in many jurisdictions has been key to curbing kids’ bike-related fatality rates.

If your child has been seriously injured or killed by a negligent motorist while out riding their bike, then a Los Angeles attorney can advise you of your right to file a lawsuit in your case.

Source: Safe Kids Worldwide, “Bicycle, skate and skateboard safety fact sheet (2016),” accessed June 08, 2018

Archives

FindLaw Network

"5+ Stars for this attorney! There is no better in my book. Thank you for being a great attorney and being there for me when I needed someone on my side. This is the attorney to hire!"

"Scott Corwin exceeded my expectations. He walked me through the entire process but didn't waste my time. He was professional, aggressive, communicative, and efficient. If you want the best, you've found him."

"Scott was diligent, professional, compassionate, honest, and responsive. Scott was able to get me 10 times more than I thought I would receive for my accident. I couldn't recommend a better personal injury lawyer."

"Mr. Corwin is truly an amazing professional with outstanding tenacity and incredible skill for the law. If you want an Attorney that will work and breathe your case, day and night, then Mr. Corwin is the right man."

"I was told that Scott's the best, and he didn't let me down. From the first meeting all the way down through settlement I felt like my interests were being represented by someone knowledgeable, skilled, and that genuinely cared about my outcome."

"The settlement Scott obtained for me has provided my family with the security we need for the future. I recommend Scott Corwin to anyone injured in an accident, whether it's a small case or a life altering injury. He will fight to get you what you deserve."

"The "Force" is with this man! I'm grateful for Mr. Corwin's professionalism and highly recommend him to anyone in need of hi-caliber legal representation."

"Fast, easy, reliable, friendly, and hardworking! Fastest results I've ever heard of. I have only praises to sing about Scott! Will definitely be sending all my friends his way!"

"I got into an accident and I thank god I found Scott Corwin right away. I was treated with respect and all my questions or concerns were always readily answered. He is a rare gem and I highly recommend him."

"I appreciate you for the respectful manner in which you interact with your clients. My experience with you was exactly what I think an attorney client relationship should be. Your keen sensibilities set you apart. You are the consummate professional."

"I'd recommend Scott to anyone and call upon his services again with no hesitation. He's truly a "super lawyer" -- do not wait another minute - you have found your man. Retain him, follow his instructions, and move on with your life. He'll handle everything - what a relief!"

"I located Scott due to stellar reviews that I found online. He exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier with my settlement."

"I was very lucky to come across Scott J. Corwin. Scott made sure I got all the medical treatment I needed. I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented. I highly recommend him."

"You did a tremendous job! I was extremely surprised and happy with my settlement amount. It was higher than I expected! You definitely are the Super Lawyer!"

"If you need a personal injury attorney who listens, cares about you, is candid, thorough, reassuring, who will be your legal advocate to protect your rights, and will do all he can to obtain the best possible settlement for you, then Scott J. Corwin is that lawyer."

"I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented attorney I have worked with. I highly recommend him."

"Thank you for your professionalism. You maximized the result for your client and did so much faster than 99% of lawyers ever could or would."

"I am not sure dealing with the aftermath of an accident can ever be hassle-free, but using Scott as your lawyer is about as close as you'll ever get. I give him my most enthusiastic recommendation."

"I enormously appreciate all of the help and hard work you've done for me and for taking care of my doctor's bills."

"Scott was kind, caring and compassionate as well as being an aggressive attorney who was not afraid to take on the insurance company for us. He dealt with everything so I didn't have to deal with anything. I give Scott my highest recommendation."

Hear what our clients have to say

Get the Answers You Need Fast.
No Recovery, No Fee. Schedule a Free Consultation Today.