As of Jan. 1, 2008, North Carolina helmet laws were changed to require any person operating or riding on a motorcycle or moped to wear a safety helmet that is in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218. Violations of the law call for penalties that include the payment of a fine and numerous court costs.
According to a helmet law notice posted on the North Carolina Department of Transportation website, legal motorcycle helmets are required to meet the following criteria:
While helmets help limit the severity of head and brain injuries, many other types of injuries can happen to victims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious motorcycle accident, it is important that you contact a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville, we will commit ourselves to securing the maximum level of compensation available for your case.
Contact our office today to discuss your case with Mr. Byrd. We offer a free case review where you can get your initial questions answered and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 910-323-2555 or send us an email to schedule a consultation. We handle all motorcycle injury cases on a contingency fee basis so you won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless we secure compensation for you.