A 32-year-old man was ejected from his motorcycle following a collision with an automobile. The force of the collision caused his body to linearly fly through the air severely impacting the asphalt roadway. He was wearing a protective flip-up full-face helmet. No part of his body hit the automobile. However, upon impact with the roadway, his full-face helmet shattered causing significant facial injuries, including major face and skull fractures requiring detailed reconstructive plastic surgery.
For motorcyclists, there are many models of full-face helmets. Because it protects the whole face, the full-face helmet is considered the best. This what our client expected when he purchased his full-face helmet. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to him, his helmet was defectively designed and manufactured and clearly did not protect him as he reasonably expected it should.