When you get on your motorcycle, you probably want to feel the wind rushing through your hair, the sun against your skin, and the road under your feet. There’s something about the open road that’s freeing. Do you really want to restrict this feeling by wearing a helmet? Does wearing a motorcycle helmet even help? Will it make much of a difference in the event of an accident? What’s the law even say about wearing a motorcycle helmet in South Carolina?
Helmets Save Lives
Should you wear a helmet? The answer should always be yes! You may not want to, but evidence supports the fact that helmets save lives.
What’s the law in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, you must wear a helmet to operate or be a passenger on a motorcycle if you’re under the age of 21. This means that you aren’t required to wear a helmet in South Carolina if you’re over 21. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t for your own protection, though.
How can a lawyer help me?
When you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer. But why? Here are just a few ways your attorney can help when you’re involved in a motorcycle accident:
- Your attorney will bridge the gap between you and your insurance company to get you medical treatment and coverage
- He/she can help you assess the damage to your bike and how much it will cost to repair
- Your lawyer can address your rights and explain the laws to you
- Your attorney will take care of the work and give you time to rest and recover