Washington State law requires the universal use of helmets when operating or riding a motorcycle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, helmets are reportedly 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities, and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries. Needless to say, wearing a DOT-approved helmet and other motorcycle safety gear can be a life-saving measure.


If you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of your Washington motorcycle accident, you likely will still receive compensation if the motorist or entity is found liable. However, failure to wear a helmet could have contributed to the severity of your injuries, thus affecting the amount of damages you can receive. Every motorcycle accident case is different, so be sure to consult with Evergreen Motorcycle Attorneys for legal guidance on your unique situation.