Will not wearing a helmet affect my motorcycle accident claim?

Although not wearing a helmet likely did not contribute to causing your accident, the fact that you were not wearing a helmet can affect your claim for compensation. If you sustained facial injuries, head injuries, or traumatic brain injuries in a motorcycle accident, the insurance company may argue that you are partly at fault for your injuries. Virginia’s contributory negligence law could bar you from recovering compensation if you are even 1 percent at fault.