There is no way to prevent 100% of motorcycle accidents but there are many steps that can be taken to lower the chance of being involved in one. To learn more about how to do so, keep reading. If you have already been injured in this type of accident, contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation by calling The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000.
- Stick to Safe Environments When First Riding
- Follow the Speed Limit
- Do Not Ride if You Have Been Drinking
- Don’t Become Distracted
- Be a Kind Driver
- Drive Appropriately for the Conditions
- Always Wear Protective Gear
One of the most important tips is to not take to the busy highways until you are very confident as a rider. You need experience learning how to balance your bike, how far you need to slow down, and how to stay in control. Get this experience in a safe environment – not the highway.
The faster you are driving the less control you have over your motorcycle, which makes you more likely to crash. Likewise, the faster you are going during a crash, the more dangerous the crash is and the more likely serious injuries are.
If you have been drinking, find another way home or to your next destination. Even if it is just a “few blocks,” don’t risk it.
You know you should next text while driving but this is not the only way you can become distracted while riding your motorcycle. Do not turn around to talk to your passenger, if you have one. Do not gaze out at the beautiful sunset. Keep your eyes focused on the road at al times.
You know to drive safely but it is wise to drive courteously too. Do not tailgate the vehicle in front of you. Do not weave in and out of traffic. Use your turn signals. Other drivers may view you as a danger or be aggravated by what they consider aggressive driving. This can lead to them driving less safely – which puts you in greater danger.
If it is wet, your visibility is reduced, or there are other issues that affect road conditions, drive slowly and allow more room between you and the vehicles around you.
You should never ride our motorcycle without a helmet. Ride with long pants. Ride with gloves. The safer you are, the less likely you will be to suffer a serious injury if you are involved in an accident.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident and believe another party was at fault, then you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 now to request a free legal consultation and learn more.