Riding a Motorcycle Can Be Dangerous- Protect Yourself With These Tips

motorcycles standing in a lineMotorcycles are a great way to enjoy the open road. However, they can also be extremely dangerous.  Because motorcycles offer less protection than cars and other types of vehicles, riders are more vulnerable to serious injuries in the event of an accident. As a result, motorcycle riders are at an increased risk of being involved in accidents.

Riders who do not take precautions are more likely to be seriously injured in an accident. Fortunately, there are some things that motorcycle riders can do to help protect themselves. Here are some tips to help you stay safe on the road:

  • Wear a helmet at all times.
  • Don’t ride while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Be extra cautious when riding in rainy or wet conditions.
  • Make sure your bike is in good working condition before hitting the road. 
  • Obey all traffic laws and speed limits. 

Additionally, you should also be aware of the following dangers:

  • Potholes: Hitting a pothole can cause serious damage to your bike, and can also throw you off balance. Be sure to avoid them if possible, or slow down and proceed with caution if you must ride over them.
  • Oil slicks: Oil slicks can be very slippery, and can cause you to lose control of your bike. Be especially careful when riding over them, and avoid them if possible.
  • Debris: Debris on the road can also cause you to lose control of your bike. Be on the lookout for it, and avoid riding over it if possible.

By taking these precautions, motorcycle riders can help reduce their risk of being seriously injured or killed in the event of an accident.  Unfortunately, even the most cautious riders can sometimes find themselves involved in an accident through no fault of their own. 

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options. 

Don’t wait to get started on your claim- the sooner you contact an attorney, the better your chances of recovery. Contact Wyly & Cook, PLLC today at 713-236-8330 for a free consultation. 

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