Ask a Motorcycle Injury Attorney: How Do I Avoid Getting into an Accident?
Anyone who rides a motorcycle wants to avoid motorcycle accidents. However, many people do not know what steps they can take to reduce their chance of catastrophic injury or death in this type of accident. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have seen many victims of motorcycle accidents and therefore have some solid advice on how you can lower your chance of being involved in an accident.
Take Part in a Training Course
No matter how experienced you are, you can always learn something from a training course. They can show you the latest steps in riding safely, the best way to maintain your bike safely, and the latest safety gear on the market. You can also learn how to deal with various situations that could potentially lead to emergency situations.
To drive defensively means to drive consciously. It means to know when you need to brake and how much distance to leave between you and the vehicle in front of you. It means to be constantly alert to the vehicles around you and to anticipate lane changes and actions at intersections. To drive defensively also involves staying off your phone or other distracting devices.
Pay Attention to the Weather
Before you head out, take a look at the weather forecast. Californians are often so used to good weather that we forget to make sure it is not going to rain. Even a light mist can make it much more dangerous to ride a motorcycle as it makes the roads more slippery. This is even truer in areas with low levels of year-round rainfall because oils can build up on the road over time and become dangerous with even a small amount of rain.
Wear the Proper Accessories
You must ride your motorcycle while wearing the right accessories and gear, if you want to reduce your chances of being involved in a serious or deadly accident. In fact, studies show that wearing gear while riding can lower your chance of fatality by as much as 85%. This is why you should wear a DOT-approved helmet, jacket, protective pads, and other accessories every time you ride.
Choose the Right Motorcycle
Finally, make sure you are choosing the best motorcycle on the market. You need an option that works with your body strength and strength. You need an option that is suitable for you in particular because you must be able to have total control over it at all times. Do not choose a motorcycle based on how good it looks – choose it based on how suitable it is for you.
Of course, nothing can prevent all motorcycle accidents. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident and require the help of a personal injury attorney, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free case evaluation.