Motorcycle accidents occur for many reasons that are not the rider’s fault. Distracted drivers in cars and trucks are one of the most dangerous problems for motorcyclists. Of course, it’s possible to do a few things that will reduce the risk that you face when you are on the road. You can’t control the actions of other motorists, but you must take responsibility for your own actions.
If you are injured and didn’t invest in a quality helmet, juries will look very unfavorably on your choice not to protect yourself and will limit any verdict in your favor or worst of all return a verdict against you. In some locales, the law doesn’t require a helmet, and many riders take a stance against helmet laws for political reasons. People should be free to do as they please legally, but know that there are negative safety and legal implications for not wearing a helmet.
Bike maintenance is another safety factor you control. A bike that doesn’t receive proper maintenance can be trouble when you are out on the road. Make sure that you take the time to inspect your bike before you go out.
Your safety on the road also depends on your awareness of your surroundings. Watch for those distracted drivers around you on their cell phones so you can make adjustments appropriately. Never ride when you are tired, and never ride when you are under the influence.
No matter what steps you take to keep safe, you can’t control others. If you or a loved one is in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, call Zimmet & Zimmet for your legal advice. Not every lawyer is the right one for your particular case. Discover our client first service that you won’t find elsewhere.
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