Image getting into a bike accident.
You are not wearing a helmet and you get seriously hurt on riding your bike.
And let' s say that the accident is not your fault.
In the United Kingdom you now could now be responsible for a portion of your own injuries.
According to the Timesonline.com:
"A HIGH COURT judge has ruled that cyclists are partly to blame for their
injuries if they fail to wear a helmet, even if the accident was not their
The ruling, which has caused consternation in the cycling world, could see
damages for injuries cut by 15%. Critics believe it could be a backdoor
means of forcing cyclists to wear helmets.
Boris Johnson, the London mayor, has said cyclists have the right to choose
between “hatless, sun-blessed, wind-swept liberty” or “helmeted security”.
“In my efforts to do the right thing I have ended up giving offence to both
opposing factions,” he said.
“As soon as I started wearing a helmet I was denounced as a wimp. As soon as I
was pictured not wearing a helmet, I was attacked for sending out the wrong