You are allowed to pursue compensation for your injuries after a motorcycle accident, even if you were not wearing a helmet. If you’re 21 or over, not wearing a helmet is legal. If the other driver is responsible for the accident that injured you, they should be held accountable for your losses.

Not wearing a helmet may impact the severity of your injuries if you’re in an accident, but it’s not what caused the accident.

Sometimes, the other driver will try to use the fact that you weren’t wearing a helmet to claim you were negligent, no matter what your age is. However, you shouldn’t be penalized when you’re following the rules of the road. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can work to uphold your right to financial recovery.