David McWilliam

Partner, Solicitor and Head of Personal Injury & Sports Law

DATE PUBLISHED: 29 Sep 2017 LAST UPDATED: 24 May 2022

Cycle Helmets Reduce the Risk of Severe Brain Injuries

Leading cycle injury specialist, David McWilliam deals with hundreds of cycle accidents and supports the case for wearing a cycle helmet to reduce the possibility of a serious head injury. He has dealt with many head injury cases – some were wearing helmets and some were not. In the majority of cases, the cyclists who were not wearing a helmet sustained more serious head or brain injuries. This affects them at work and at home. The impact on them and their loved ones is massive.

David explains:

“I have had clients who have said that they normally wear a helmet but on this one occasion they didn’t wear one as they were only going for a short local ride and thought they would be OK. Do not take anything for granted. Always wear a cycle helmet. It will give you a much better chance if you are knocked off.

Cyclists spend thousands of pounds on their bikes but then buy a £20-30 helmet. Always get the best helmet that you can afford and always wear it.”

If you have been involved in a cycle accident, please telephone me on 01202 057710 or e-mail david.mcwilliam@ellisjones.co.uk for a free consultation and visit our cycling claims page for more info.

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