Last month, the Virginia House of Delegates tabled a bill (HB 2010) that would have made helmets optional for motorcycle riders age 21 and older. The bill is unlikely to be considered again during this year’s session.
That is good news, according to Herndon accident attorney Doug Landau. “I understand those who believe that it is a question of individual choice, but in a situation as clear-cut as this — where the evidence shows that wearing a helmet saves lives and reduces the incidence of traumatic brain injury — I would always argue on the side of safety and support mandatory helmets for all riders. I would take it a step further and advocate for universal helmet laws across all states.”
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident involving a car, bus, truck, or motorcycle, and there are questions as to what laws apply, email or call Abrams Landau, Ltd. at once (703-796-9555).