Reducing the Risk of a Motorcycle Crash
It’s no secret that motorcycle riders are at higher risk of sustaining a severe injury after being involved in a crash. From brain trauma to spinal cord damage,motorcycle accident injuries can be life-altering or deadly. Before you go out for your next ride, here are some ways you can stay safe.
Motorcycle Safety Tips
According to the National Safety Council, here are some top ways riders can protect themselves should they be involved in a motorcycle crash:
- Always wear a helmet.
- Ride a bike that fits you.
- Ensure the motorcycle is equipped with antilock brakes.
- Enroll in a motorcycle safety course.
- Never drink or do drugs before riding.
- Ride defensively and be aware of your surroundings.
- Wear reflective and bright clothing.
- Use a face shield to improve visibility while riding.
- Never go over the speed limit.
- Use headlights at all times.
How do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
A motorcycle accident can happen without warning. Here are the most common ways riders get injured:
- Head-on collisions with other motorists.
- Motorists making left-hand turns.
- Motorcycle riders riding between two lanes of stopped or moving cars — also known as “lane-splitting.”
- Riding while impaired.
- Collisions with fixed objects.
- Other road hazards such as riding over potholes, slick roads, and loose objects in the way.
Learn Your Rights After a Motorcycle Accident
At Meyerkord & Kurth, we’ll work tirelessly to help you determine liability and hold the responsible parties accountable for causing your accident. Our experienced team of attorneys is ready to negotiate settlements and argue cases in court to get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
Let us help you recover full compensation. From medical expenses and future costs to lost wages and pain and suffering, contact us today at (800) 391-4318 to learn your legal options and rights after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident.