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Wearing a helmet reduces fatalities by 85%. Tips on buying the right one

Seems like a no-brainer to wear a helmet each time you skateboard, bicycle, or inline skate, doesn't it? If that one statistic doesn't convince you to make this a habit, click here for this story from Bill Coats Law, a personal injury law firm in Bellingham, WA, with recent statistics and advice on buying a helmet. 

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Want to prevent a TBI? Make sure to always wear this when you bicycle

It's no mystery. Wearing a bike  helmet when you bicycle, skateboard, inline skate, or ride a scooter greatly reduced your chance of getting a brain injury. For recent statistics on bicycle crashes and injuries, as well as tips on finding the right helmet, click here for this article from Bellingham lawyer Bill Coats, a bicycle and car crash attorney.

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4 Key Factors in Having a Safe Motorcycle Ride

While helmets are effective in preventing deaths for motorcycle drivers in crashes four out of ten times, only 19 states and the District of Columbia require their use by law. More and more research improves bike helmet material and design, and more data demonstrates why they should be  used. Personal injury lawyers who work with motorcycle accident victims see cases where injuries could have been prevented by helmet usage all too often. For motorcycle riding safety tips from a Bellingham, Washington lawyer well-experienced with helping motorcycle accident victims, click here.



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Traumatic Brain Injuries and how wearing a bike helmet can protect you

I'm writing this days away from Halloween, and the subject is fittingly gruesome. As a personal injury attorney in Bellingham, WA, I work with clients who have experienced TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury - due to high speed collisions while they were riding their bikes. This can entail concussions, where the brain may swell and/or fluid collects under the skull, which can lead to brain damage. A head injury, which can come from a very violent rotation of the head, can mean the brain remains stationary while all the bones, tendons, and muscles move. And sometimes hit the pavement, or a car's windshield. Blood vessels and nerves fueling this precious organ may be torn apart. You can imagine how monstrously damaging these forces can be. It helps to be educated if you have been injured in an accident, and painful as it might seem, here is more information on traumatic brain injury, why you should always wear a helmet, and what you should do if you were hurt in a car accident.