Yes. As a fellow rider, I know the freedom that goes without wearing a helmet while riding. However, freedom comes at a severe cost if you get in a motorcycle accident without a helmet. Assuming you take that risk and you are not at fault, you can still recover damages if you are involved in a motorcycle collision while not wearing a helmet. However, your injuries are much more likely to be severe and catastrophic without a helmet due to the violent nature of motorcycle v. auto collisions.