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If I wasnt wearing a helmet during my Washington motorcycle accident,
do I still have an injury case?

A: Motorcycle helmets are required for all motorcycle riders in Washington State, and not wearing your helmet can impact whether or not you have a valid injury claim and how much compensation you may be able recover after the crash. However, every motorcycle accident and injury case is different, and you should always speak to a Bellevue motorcycle accident attorney when deciding whether or not to pursue a case. 

Generally, your case may be negatively affected if you were involved in a motorcycle accident while not wearing a helmet and only received a head injury. It is illegal to ride without a helmet and if not wearing one contributed to your head injury, you may be seen as responsible for related damages. However, if you were not wearing a helmet during your wreck and suffered another type of injury, such as a back injury or leg injury, you could possibly recover damages because a helmet would not have prevented those injuries. 

Again, because the details of every motorcycle accident differ, it is important to tell your story and give the facts to a Bellevue motorcycle accident attorney when you are unsure about the validity of your injury case.