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Motorcycle Safety Tips

Alvine Weidenaar, Personal Injury

Nothing says it’s summer better than riding on a motorcycle with the wind blowing through your hair and the feeling of freedom.

But before you hop on your hog, bike, or whatever you dub your ride, be sure you’re prepared before setting out on your adventure.

If you own a motorcycle or you’re going to ride on the back of a friend’s staying safe this summer is important. 

In either case – if you’re the driver or the passenger – riding on a motorcycle can be risky if you’re not safely equipped.

Here are a few tips to stay safe.

  1. Protective gear: Start by wearing protective gear including a helmet, eye gear, gloves, and footwear, these tend to be lighter in summer but still protect the body. 
  2. Prepare for the weather: Before you suit up and rev up, check the weather. Make sure the forecast doesn’t include heavy rain, strong winds, or extreme heat. 
  3. Obey all traffic laws: Avoid speeding and follow all laws of the road wherever you may be riding. Defensive driving can be lifesaving and make sure you don’t weave in and out of traffic. 
  4. Tire safety: Regularly check tires for proper pressure before riding. Make sure the treads are intact, if worn or rotting it’s time to replace your tires. 
  5. Are brakes working properly: Brakes are crucial to ensuring the maintenance and safety of a motorcycle. Regularly check their condition by squeezing the front brake and pressing on the rear brake pedal. Make you have the correct amount of brake fluid. Also, check calipers on the front and rear brakes ensuring you have the appropriate amount of brake pad material left. 

What If Something Happens
Riding a motorcycle, or on the back of a motorcycle, this summer can certainly be a wonderful experience as you speed up and down the causeway, freeway, or wherever else.

However, if something should go awry, and you or your passenger become injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to know what to do next.

This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer who understands the law can be of great help – emotionally as well as financially.

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, do consider hiring a personal injury lawyer to handle your case. 

Whether you or your passenger sustains injuries in the accident or not, someone might be entitled to a settlement payment. This may cover any damage done to you or your passenger, your bike, and/or other vehicles involved in the collision.

Stats Don’t Lie

Every year, there are nearly 90,000 people injured in accidents involving motorcycles across the country.

 If you, unfortunately, become one of these stats a qualified personal injury lawyer can help determine several factors including if you deserve compensation, explain the process of filing a legal claim, explore the facts about your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and file a lawsuit on your behalf if needed. 

A personal injury lawyer can also represent you in court, present you favorably to a jury, and get the money needed to fully recover. 

Instead of spending time worrying about collecting compensation, and all these other issues above, you can concentrate on healing when you hire a qualified and caring personal injury lawyer.

Don’t wait, make a call today and start the process by speaking with a personal injury lawyer who can research your case and get you what you need. 

Get the help you need today!

Our legal team’s expertise allows us to quickly evaluate your claim to allow you to get back to living your life.