Naples Accident Attorneys: Would You Wear an Inflatable Bike Helmet?

by Carmen Dellutri on September 10, 2012

Fort Myers personal injury attorneyAs Naples accident attorneys, we know that people don’t wear bicycle helmets as often as they should (every time). Although the reasons vary, vanity often plays a part, particularly for adults who grew up without them.

With this in mind, we are curious if Naples bicyclists would be more willing to wear a new “inflatable” bicycle helmet. Hövding, a Swedish company, has introduced a rapidly inflating airbag that you wear like a collar around your neck. It deploys only when you’re in a Naples bicycle accident.

As described by Tech Crunch, “The invisible bicycle helmet uses rechargeable battery-powered accelerometers and gyroscopes that detect the typical motions involved in a bike crash. They trigger a tiny gas inflator, which instantly fills a nylon airbag with helium. The bag forms a hood around your head that cushions the impact of the street, a car, or anything else you slam into.” Unfortunately, it costs $600 and, like traditional air bags, can only be deployed one time.

If you are not willing to invest in the new invisible helmet, we urge you to try a real one. Consider the facts:

  • In 2009, Florida recorded the most bicyclist fatalities in the country.
  • Helmet use can reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent and severe brain injury by 88 percent.
  • Bicycle helmets prevent 52 to 60 percent of bike-related head injury deaths (for all ages), as well as an estimated 68 to 85 percent of nonfatal head and scalp injuries, and 65 percent of upper and middle face injuries, even when misuse is considered.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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