Most people are aware of the fact that anyone involved in a bicycle accident faces the risk of severe injuries in an accident. According to new research completed by industry experts, inflatable and innovative helmets may be the future for protecting people from traumatic brain injuries and other severe head injuries. Helmets have come a long way since the strappy head coverings made out of leather worn by many people in the 1970s. Safer bike helmets, however, could be on the horizon.
However, your odds of experiencing minor brain trauma in an accident is similar even if you are wearing a helmet. This is because the majority of the modern helmets use hard foam as a lining. The design will manage to get through a serious impact, but the rigid foam cannot absorb as much energy as a softer liner. Softer liners can be found in football helmets.
The best protection, according to experts, for a bicyclist would be a helmet that is made out of a soft material that is strong enough to absorb and impact. It’s important to remember that if you are a motorcyclist or a bicyclist wearing a helmet every time you go out on the road, even for a short trip, it is important for protecting your head from severe injuries. If you’ve already had a helmet destroyed in an accident, it might be time to invest in a safer bike helmet.
Anyone who has been involved in a bicycle accident will tell you that the injuries can be catastrophic and can follow you around for many years to come. Some of the most common injuries sustained in bicycle accidents include broken bones, fractures, lacerations, burns, and more.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines