Oklahoma doesn't require motorcycle riders over the age of 18 to wear helmets. Savvy riders, however, will forgo the exhilarating feeling of the wind blowing through their hair and choose to wear helmets. They know that helmets can lessen the injuries to their head and neck should they be in an accident.
Soft tissue damage is a common injury faced by those involved in Oklahoma auto crashes. A collision and the sudden braking that follows can jolt the body back and forth to the point that the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons) stretch and become strained or even torn. Symptoms, which may appear hours or days after the accident, usually range from chronic pain to inflammation to bleeding. In some cases, victims have diminished motor functions.