Do I have to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle in Washington?
Many cities have requirements that you do wear a helmet. You need to check and see what your particular city says, the city where you’re riding, of course. It’s also a good idea to wear a helmet. Please wear a helmet because it reduces your injuries, and it makes your claim better. The problem is if you’re not wearing a helmet, and you happen to be in a place where you’re not required, and you’re injured, and the case goes to trial, a jury is always going to look at that. They’re going to wonder a little bit about why you didn’t wear a helmet, and maybe your injuries are going to be worse. The answer is maybe. Maybe you have to wear a helmet, maybe you don’t, but I think you should always wear a helmet, please. It makes your case better, and it protects your head.