A motorcycle ride can turn into a nightmare in an instant, and even the smallest decisions can turn a gorgeous day on the road into a trip to the emergency room. While you can’t control what other drivers do or how they drive, the following small measures could be the difference between a fun outing and a nasty injury.
- Invest in safety gear: Long sleeves, a sturdy leather jacket and long pants can help protect your skin from road rash if you fall or slide on the pavement. Invest in good quality riding gear and wear it when you use your cycle to ensure you have a layer of protection between you and the road.
- Wear a helmet: Putting on a helmet takes seconds, but is the best way to protect yourself while riding. This decision is a small but important one and will help you stay safe on the road.
- Map out new routes: You don’t have to create a paper map, but being aware of potential hazards on a specific roadway can help you be prepared to react. Look for uneven payment, blind spots and more via car before trying an unfamiliar route.
- Expect poor driving habits: Not yours – -but the people you share the road with. Consider yourself invisible and expect to be cut off, crowded and overlooked by larger vehicles. When you drive with this expectation and mindset you are less likely to be caught unawares.
Know what to do if you are in an accident and are injured. The most important thing to do is seek out treatment for your injuries, then call a motorcycle accident attorney to talk about your case. You’ll be able to ensure you are treated fairly and that you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Whatever you do, please talk to an attorney before you talk to an insurance company about your car accident. The insurance company’s job is to pay you the least amount of money, we want to make sure you are taken care of during your time of need.
Anyone in southern Florida who has a personal injury legal issue pending should contact Smith & Vanture, LLP for a full free injury claim evaluation. Always retain an attorney who can get you what you deserve for your injury.
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