When a motorcycle accident does occur, it can be difficult to know what to do next. With a little preparation and knowledge, you can take control of the situation in order to feel less overwhelmed, start your physical recovery, and protect your legal rights.
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Most importantly this means you should be wearing protective gear, especially a helmet. If you were to get in an accident, a helmet is the best chance you have to protect your brain from serious injury.
Although many types of carelessness and negligence can constitute aggressive driving, some of the more common types of aggressive and dangerous driving on Florida roadways include the following...
In Florida, an accident victim will be compensated to the extent that his or her negligence did not contribute to an accident. Therefore, if a motorcyclist is at fault, then they will generally be unable to recover.
As a personal injury lawyer, I know my viewpoint is biased, having worked with so many clients who have been injured in motorcycle crashes, and many families who have lost a loved one to a motorcycle collision.
While riding with a group is a fantastic social opportunity and way to enjoy the outdoors, riding in a group can be dangerous. If you’ll be participating in a group ride this year, be sure to review these safe group riding tips that can help you to avoid a motorcycle accident.
Because of the high risk of accidents and serious injuries, the tendency to remain on guard while riding a motorcycle is a huge step toward avoiding motorcycle accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, despite anticipating obstacles and potential accidents, numerous motorcyclists are hurt or killed in motorcycle accidents each year.
Most motorcyclists do not think about the dangers of the road when they hop on their bikes for a relaxing evening ride or a daytime zip across the city. Sadly, though, the chances of making it back home without injuries is definitely something to think about as you gear up to ride a motorcycle.
With so much going on, it is not surprising that learning how to ride safely takes a significant amount of time. Fortunately, there are some steps that new motorcyclists can take to reduce their risk of involvement in an accident while they develop their skills, some of which are discussed below.
One of the best ways to stay safe is to acquaint yourself with your commonly used roads to avoid any accidents in Oak Harbor. Some common road hazards that may cause an accident are...
Motorcycles provide riders the opportunity to cruise along an open road with the setting sun at their backs while wind whips along all sides of them. For many, it’s a breath of freedom that isn’t available anywhere else. But idealistic imagery aside, is driving a motorcycle worth the potential risk?
If the negligent driver lacks the insurance coverage necessary to compensate you for your damages, you may be stuck paying for most of these costs unless you've purchased an adequate insurance policy of your own.
However, just as motorcycle riders should be properly trained to stay safe, proper maintenance of your motorcycle is also key to ensuring your safety on the road.
If you are in a motorcycle accident, the footage is admissible in court and can be used as evidence. If the accident was not your fault, but the when the police show up, it tends to be someone’s word against your own.
Motorcyclists are at an even greater risk of injury or death when drunk driving is involved. Recent statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that drunk driving deaths involving motorcycles are on the rise.
Emergency braking could be necessary in several situations, like if a distracted driver pulls out in front of you or if a car's tire goes flat, causing the driver to skid on the road ahead of you. In any case, understanding how to brake without wrecking can help keep you safe when others have put you at risk.
Although most people only focus on the possibility of getting into an accident as the motorcycle operator, passengers are often injured too. Just look around, carrying a rider on the back of the bike is common practice. In situations where a passenger is injured, there are different things that must be considered than the average single rider case.
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