4 Mistakes Motorcyclists Often Make That Can Lead to Serious Accidents
It would be difficult to find a state more idyllic for motorcyclists than California. That said, it can also be a dangerous state for motorcyclists. While many motorcycle accidents are the fault of other drivers, they can also be the fault of the motorcyclist. Read on to learn about four avoidable mistakes that can lead to motorcycle accidents. If you are involved in a collision on a motorcycle or with a motorcycle, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- Riding without Experience
- Driving Recklessly
- Missing Maintenance
- Driving When Road Conditions Are Poor
It is true that an inexperienced driver is more likely to get involved in a car accident, and it is also true that a motorcyclist without experience is more likely to get into an accident. A new rider can face situations they have never come across before and be unsure of how to respond. This can actually be a bigger issue for people on motorcycles than people in cars because a motorcyclist needs to respond more quickly than a person driving a car.
No matter how easy it may look to ride a motorcycle, the truth is that they are heavy machines that generate a lot of power. This allows them to travel quickly but it also allows them to get in serious accidents more easily.
Most motorcycle riders do not set out to purposely drive recklessly, but they may think they are having fun in a way that is actually dangerous. If you are speeding, swerving between cars, riding on the shoulder, or passing vehicles on bends and / or turns, then you are driving recklessly.
It is extremely important that you check your bike every time you ride. This involves making sure the tires are not losing their tread, considering the brakes, and checking to ensure the lights work – amongst other things. If you do not get regular oil changes and other necessary maintenance, it can make your bike much more dangerous – and put you in serious risk.
Due to the fact that they have at least four wheels, cars are safer and more stable on the road when it is icy or rainy. This is not the case with motorcycles. Slick roads can be very dangerous for bikers and they can quickly lead to a deadly accident. Check the weather before you leave the house and do not ride if it going to rain. If you end up stuck in the rain unexpectedly, pull over and do not proceed until it is safe to do so.
Contact Us Right Away if You Are Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident that was partially or entirely the fault of someone else, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. We will assess the case and let you know what your options are.