Types of Motorcycle Eye Wear
The Arizona Department of Transportation recorded a total of 3,260 motorcycle accidents in the state of Arizona throughout 2012. Of these accidents, 145 were fatal and 2,717 people were injured. Of these injuries, some included injuries to the eyes, which may have been prevented by wearing proper motorcycle eyewear.
As motorcycles are open to the outdoors, riders are susceptible to objects striking them and striking their eyes, especially if no eyewear is worn. Furthermore, a helmet can be worn in order to protect a rider from forces of the outdoors, while this has also saved thousands of riders lives each and every year.
At Phillips Law Group, our Phoenix motorcycle accident attorneys have sympathy for those injured in motorcycle accidents and believe that if you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual, the victim may be entitled to compensation for their losses and damages.
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Common Types of Motorcycle Eyewear
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycle eye protection may prevent vision impairment caused by gusts of wind and foreign objects, while also preventing injuries to the eyes.
Some common types of motorcycle eyewear include:
- Face Shields
- Helmets with Visors
In order for these to be effective, there are certain specifications a rider should be aware of when preparing to go for a ride. These specifications include:
- Assure eyewear allows air to pass through
- Assure eyewear is secured properly
- Assuring eyewear has clear peripheral vision
- Assuring eyewear is resistant to penetration
- Assuring eyewear is scratch free
It should also be noted that tinted eyewear should not be worn at nighttime as it will reduce a riders visibility. It is also important to select comfortable eye protection and protection that is able to reduce glare.
Common Types of Rider Eye Injuries
With nearly 2.4 million Americans seeking emergency room assistance due to some type of issue with their eyes, riders may contribute to this number. Some common types of rider eye injuries include:
- Chemical burns
- Eye bleeding
- Hyphemas, orbital blowout fractures
- Penetrating injuries
- Scratched eyes
- Traumatic iritis
Furthermore, deep puncture wounds are common following both motorcycle and automobile accidents, which is why it is recommended to always wear eye protection.
Contact Our Arizona Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
Following a motorcycle accident, the scene will often be hectic, especially if any injuries were involved. If you have suffered an injury due to the negligent actions of another individual, you may be entitled to compensation benefits for your losses and damages. The Phoenix personal injury attorneys at Phillips Law Group are prepared to fight for your rights today.
Located in Phoenix, Arizona, our attorneys are able to serve across the entire state and elsewhere needed. Some of the locations we serve include, but are not limited to:
- Casas Adobes
- Deer Valley Village
- San Tan Valley
- Ward 1
To learn more about how our attorneys can begin helping you today, call 1-800-706-3000 or complete the Free Case Review here.