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If cervical spine injuries are common in Gurnee motorcycle crashes, why doesnt someone design neck protection for motorcyclists?

Someone does! His name is Dr. Chris Leatt, a South African neurologist and an avid motorcycle racer himself.

Dr. Leatt extensively researched the types of neck injuries that motorcyclists are likely to suffer if they are involved in an accident. He found that no safety device available supported the neck in such a way that it could prevent neck injuries common to riders.

  • Leatt got to work designing a brace that would
  • Adequately protect a motorcyclist’s neck from injury;
  • Be comfortable;
  • Be easy to put on; and 
  • Not get in the way of operating the motorcycle safely.

The result was the Leatt Brace. It is a flexible device that works with your helmet and is designed to “bring the head to a controlled stop,” according to the company. Also per the company, “Helmet impacts otherwise transmitted from the helmet to skull and then to the neck are redirected from the helmet to the brace to other body structures in a safe way.”

  • The Leatt Brace is designed to prevent the following types of neck injuries—in lay terms:
  • Extreme forward, backward, and sideways movements of the head;
  • Compression of the spine; and
  • Rearward movement of the head or helmet on the neck.

If motorcyclists take advantage of this kind of protective brace, the incidence of neck injuries due to Gurnee motorcycle accidents should decrease significantly. If you are injured in a motorcycle wreck in Gurnee, contact Gurnee motorcycle accident lawyers Hupy and Abraham toll free at 800-800-5678 or locally at 414-223-4800. Use our online contact form for a FREE, no-obligation consultation. You can also request our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Motorcycle Accident Victims.