Helmet Guide: Which Helmet for Which Activity?

Regardless of the age of the patient, brain injury is a common injury type seen in British Columbia hospitals. It is possible to suffer a brain injury in many different ways, from a motor vehicle accident to a sports accident to a bicycle accident – and a number of other incidents could result in this type of severe injury as well. Although you cannot prevent all injuries, you can take preventive measures to lower your chances of an accident that may result in brain injuries.

The following is a list of some common activities and appropriate protective head gear for each:

  • Bicycling, recreational roller skating, and recreational in-line skating: Standard bicycle helmet
  • BMX cycling: BMX-specific helmet
  • Downhill mountain biking: Downhill helmet
  • Competitive, aggressive, or trick skateboarding, roller skating, or in-line skating: Skateboard helmet
  • ATV, motocross, dirt bike, or mini-bike riding: Motorcycle helmet or motocross helmet
  • Go-karting or karting: Motorcycle helmet or karting helmet
  • Moped riding: Motorcycle helmet or moped helmet
  • Horseback riding: Equestrian helmet
  • Rock climbing or wall climbing: Mountaineering helmet
  • Baseball, softball, or T-ball: Baseball helmet (either catchers or batters helmet as needed)
  • Football: Football helmet
  • Ice hockey: Hockey helmet
  • Lacrosse: Lacrosse helmet
  • Skiing or snowboarding: Ski helmet
  • Snowmobiling: Snowmobile helmet
  • Ice skating or sledding: No specific helmet type has been designed as of yet; however bicycle, hockey, skateboard or ski helmets may all be used for these activities.

We want to be your first choice for law firms in Vancouver, and thus we put all of our effort into helping you deal with not only your brain injury but also with getting your life back. Please feel free to call us with any questions regarding brain injury cases or any accident cases, we’re glad to help!


Kevin Blair &
Graham Taylor

Taylor & Blair LLP
Personal Injury lawyers
1607 – 805 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.