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Tips for Avoiding Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are particularly devastating to the biker because you are more vulnerable when you have an unfortunate encounter with anything with more than two wheels. Moreover, when you and your motorcycle are forced to part ways by momentum and gravity, your life depends on the integrity of your helmet, the softness of the surface you land on, and blind luck. So all in all, learn to use a motorcycle safely to avoid accidents. Even if it’s the other guy’s fault and you have strong grounds on which to file a lawsuit, you can still end up suffering considerable pain and other losses.

Here are some tips to keep yourself seated and cruising happily on the asphalt:

  • Practice respect and courtesy on the road
  • Attend at least one motorcycle training seminar
  • Don’t tailgate
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Avoid being between two vehicles
  • Follow traffic and road safety rules
  • Use your signal lights
  • Slow down on intersections
  • Avoid weaving in and out of traffic
  • Keep a reasonable speed especially on city streets and in inclement weather
  • Keep visible to other motorists
  • Wear safety gear at all times, especially a DOT approved helmet

The freedom that riding a motorcycle gives is not without drawbacks. Because you are small and nimble, you can manage traffic conditions more easily. However, for this reason you are also more vulnerable to injuries and accidents even if you are a responsible biker. If someone’s negligence, recklessness, or lack of skill still involves you in an accident despite taking due care, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who will evaluate if you have a case, and help you fight for compensation for your medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering you underwent through no fault of your own.