How effective are motorcycle helmets in preventing serious head injuries? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reports that helmets are approximately 67% effective in preventing head injuries. However, severe brain trauma can still occur in a motorcycle accident even if you are wearing a helmet. This can occur when the brain hits the inside of the skull. So, even the best motorcycle helmet cannot always prevent a traumatic brain injury in a serious motorcycle accident.