When it comes to motorcycle safety it is the responsibility of all motorist, not just motorcyclists. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the risk for fatal crashes is 35 times higher for motorcyclists than passenger vehicles. The Hunt Report revealed that 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involved another a passenger vehicle. The Hunt Report also revealed that a large cause of these accidents was the failure of the motorists to detect motorcycles in traffic. For these reasons it is important for all motorists to take crucial precautions. If you or a loved one is injured in an accident you are entitled to seek the help of a motorcycle accident attorney. Brandon L. Lettunich, Attorney at Law can provide the strong representation you need.
Tips for Motorcyclists
As a motorcyclist it is important to be vigilant about your safety. Taking your own safety precautions is the first step to avoiding accidents. The same Hunt Report that discovered alarming rates of passenger vehicle's involvement with motorcycle accidents also revealed tips. They found that accidents could be reduced by the use of motorcycle headlamps and motorcyclists wearing high visible orange, yellow, or other colored brightly colored jackets. This increased the visibility of bikes for motorists as well.
It is also important to wear abrasion resistant jackets and gloves and helmets. Kevlar and ballistic nylon also provide protection for riders. These safety items have saved the lives of many motorcyclists. Another important measure to take is attending motorcycle safety courses. Not only do these classes teach fundamental experience for all levels of riders, but many insurance providers will provide lower prices for riders that attend. When seeking the help of of a motorcycle accident attorney, having record of attending training courses is a great way to show proof that a motorcyclist took proper safety measures.
Tips for Passenger Vehicle Drivers
As mentioned before, research has revealed that 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve a passenger vehicle. These numbers are alarming. Not only are motorcyclists responsible for their own safety, but other motorists need to be vigilant and careful as well. The size and speed of motorcycles can make them appear farther away than they really are. They may also be hard to spot as they are the smallest vehicles on the road. It is a good idea to look twice before turning or changing lanes. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 44 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents in 2013 were caused by a car turning left while a motorcyclist went straight. It is also important to remain conscious of your blind spots.
A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured or experienced a fatal accident while riding a motorcycle, there is help. A motorcycle accident attorney can help you gather the proper evidence so that you can be compensated for medical bills, injuries, trauma, and more. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are at a much larger risk for serious injuries during accident. However, you don't have to face the after mass of such a terrible incident alone.
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