According to California Highway Patrol data, there were 596 motorcyclist fatalities in 2022, with 19 in Alameda County and 20 in Sacramento County. These staggering statistics make it critical for everyone on the road to ensure rider safety. As a rider, complying with California’s helmet laws is a big part of safeguarding your well-being when riding your motorcycle. 

But what happens if you were injured in a crash and weren’t wearing your helmet? Can non-compliance affect your motorcycle accident claim?

While not wearing a helmet does not prohibit you from seeking compensation, the insurance company may try to hold you partially responsible for your injuries. Our California motorcycle accident attorneys can help you understand your rights after a motorcycle crash and determine the impact of the state’s helmet laws on your settlement.