Cherry Hill Personal Injury Lawyers: Safest Bicycle Helmets
Whether you ride a bicycle as a means of environmentally-friendly transportation, for exercise, or for fun, it is important to always wear a helmet while riding. In 90% of fatal bicycle accidents, riders are not wearing helmets. A well-designed bicycle helmet can help prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) or death in the event of a bicycle accident.
Consumer Reports recently crash tested 23 helmets currently on the market to determine which bike helmets provide the most reliable protection. Researchers tested the strength of chin straps and used sensors to measure the force of an impact to a rider’s head in a bike accident. The Scott Arx Plus performed best in crash tests and is Consumer Reports top-rated bicycle helmet. Retail price for the Scott Arx Plus is about $150. More economical helmets that also performed well in crash tests include the Lazer Cyclone and the Schwinn Merge. Both are rated Consumer Reports “Best Buys.” The Cannondale Terramo bike helmet failed Consumer Reports safety tests because researchers found that the helmet could come off in a crash.
To ensure maximum protection from your bicycle helmet, make sure the helmet fits well. To properly maintain your helmet, avoid exposing it to prolonged heat which can affect performance. If you are in an accident, replace your bicycle helmet even if you cannot see any damage. Minor dents in a helmet’s lining could affect impact resistance.
If you or a loved one is injured in a New Jersey bicycle accident, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. Contact a Cherry Hill bicycle accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Eric A. Shore at 1-800-CANT-WORK or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We represent personal injury victims in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Maryland.