There isn’t a thrill quite like riding a motorcycle. It is quite frankly an exhilarating experience. A long ride makes is a must for who enjoy being out on the open road (or not so open road for some of us in Los Angeles). As fun as it is to be riding a motorcycle our streets plague riders with a number of dangers, many of them being caused by other vehicles.
For those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident you know that an accident can have catastrophic results. The personal injuries suffered from motorcycle accidents can leave victims in need of costly medical bills. The most common motorcycle collision is caused by a driver making a left turn. While riding straight ahead another vehicle can turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. A car making a left turn is almost always liable for a collision with a vehicle coming straight in the other direction.
While some accidents can’t be avoided there are a number of things you can do to help minimize the likelihood of an accident occurring. Below is an outline of some critical safety tips you should follow when riding a motorcycle, moped, or scooter. If you have any additional suggestions from personal experience please be sure to share them in the comments section.
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?
There are a number of circumstances that could cause you or your loved one to be involved in a motorcycle accident. Some accidents are caused by the motorcycle operator and others are caused by negligent drivers.
Whatever the case may be knowing these important safety tips could save your life. Please share them with your friends, family and acquaintances.
7 Motorcycle Safety Tips
1. Always wear a helmet. Choose a helmet that displays the DOT label, which indicates that it meets federal safety standards.
2. Use Both Brakes. When Braking use both brakes at the same time by applying them slow and steady.
3. Watch Your Speed. Follow posted speed limits at all times.
4. Know Your Limits. your motorcycle has limits and so do you as an operator. Know them.
5. Keep Your Distance. No one like a tailgater. Keep a safe distance between your bike and other vehicles.
6. Use Your Signals.
7. Be Seen. Avoid blind spots and always use your headlights day or night.
What Can I Do If I Have Been Injured in a Motorcycle Collision?
If you have been seriously hurt from a motorcycle crash you have rights to take legal action. Every accident is unique and will require an consultation from a reputable motorcycle accident attorney. Do not admit any fault or sign anything before first speaking with a lawyer.