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Are the Wisconsin motorcycle helmet laws as effective as helmet laws in other states?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information about helmet laws in each state. According to the CDC, Wisconsin ranks 46th in the nation for lives saved and economic costs saved due to helmet use.

When compared to other states in the region, both Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa had an estimated 4 lives and $8 million saved by helmet use for every 100,000 registered motorcycles. In comparison, Michigan saw 27 lives and $55 million saved, Ohio saw 7 lives and $14 million saved, and Indiana saw 6 lives and $11 million saved.

Accordingly, in June 2012 the CDC recommended that Wisconsin consider adopting a universal helmet law. Currently, not all riders are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Wisconsin.

If you have been hurt in an accident then it is important to contact an experienced Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer regardless of whether or not you were wearing a helmet.

Your Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney will fight hard for your fair and just recovery of damages which may include past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out of pocket costs and pain and suffering.

For more information, please call our experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in Milwaukee today at 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800. We also invite you to learn more about your rights and about what to do after a motorcycle crash in our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham