Your motorcycle helmet is your best line of defense against suffering a fatal injury in the event of a collision. For this reason, the selection of your helmet should be taken very seriously. Here is some advice that all motorcyclists should follow pertaining to their helmets.
Don't let your friends borrow your helmet. The memory foam inside most helmets is designed to conform to your head and fit it perfectly. The snug fit of your helmet is absolutely essential to keeping you safe. As such, make sure your helmet fits the right way, and don't loan your helmet to a friend, especially if your friend has a bigger head than you, as your helmet might not fit you anymore after your friend returns it.
Make sure the visor is appropriate. A tinted visor is great for the day, but if you're riding at night a tinted visor could limit your ability to see. If you're doing a lot of nighttime riding, be certain that your helmet is equipped with an alternative clear lens visor that you can use during low light driving conditions.
A good helmet can save your life and prevent serious injury in many cases, but not in all situations. If you got hurt in a motorcycle accident due to no fault of your own, you might want to investigate your legal rights and options. In some cases, the at-fault party who causes a motorcycle crash will be financially liable to cover the costs and expenses related to the injured party's medical care and other damages.