Motorcycle Safety Is An Important Issue
Burman, Critton, Luttier and Coleman LLP Blog
Motorcycle safety is extremely important. Experienced riders know that public roads are dangerous and precautions must be taken to ensure safety. Burman, Critton, Luttier and Coleman attorneys know all too well that motorcycle accidents happen; however, taking precautions can save your life and prevent injuries.
Riders should always wear the appropriate motorcycle gear, which includes wearing a helmet, leathers, boots, a high-visibility vest and gloves. If you’re riding at night, slow down, wear reflective clothing, check all your lights, clean your visor or windshield, and be careful with your speed when in a rain storm.
Riders should also consider taking a class which helps increase skills and awareness. Check and see if your state requires a motorcycle endorsement prior to highway riding and riding at night. These types of laws help promote safety, but do not guarantee it, which is why you should take a class to hone your road skills. It will allow you to be a better and more aware rider.
Motorcycle accidents happen for several reasons – weather conditions, poor visibility, inexperience, and when motor vehicles fail to yield the right-of-way. Under any of these circumstances, it could be a catastrophic for the biker and his passenger. Taking safety first will help to prevent serious injury.
If you follow the above steps and precautions and achieve the goal of becoming a safe rider, it could be the difference between few scratches and serious road rash or injury. Learn better skills before you need to use them.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you preserve all the evidence including, but not limited to, helmet, leathers, boots, vest and gloves. It is also critical that pictures be taken of the motorcycle and that a skilled investigator visit the scene to photograph same in an effort to help determine the cause of the accident. The attorneys at Burman, Critton, Luttier and Coleman know the tricks insurance companies play on the injured so it is important that you seek counsel immediately after the accident to preserve and maximize your claim for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and other issues that may have been compromised due to the negligence of another.