New Motorcyclists Can Increase Their Safety by Avoiding These 4 Mistakes
Learning to ride a motorcycle is exhilarating. Owning your own ride can be one of the best moments of your life. That said, without the proper experience you could be at high risk for a motorcycle accident. Learn about four of the biggest mistakes you can avoid to stay safer. If you are involved in an accident, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
- Do Not Pair Up with a Riding Buddy Right Away It may seem that taking your friend or significant other out for a ride is what you have been waiting for, but the truth is that bringing someone along before you are ready to do so can put your life at risk and it can risk the life of whomever you bring along. Riding with someone else on your bike is not as simple as you think – the bike will handle differently and you are likely to be distracted by the person riding behind you. Wait until you are very experienced in all types of traffic patterns and types of roads.
- Do Not Pull the Clutch Lever All the Way If you try to ride full throttle, you will be going nowhere because your bike will stall. On the other hand, if you do not give it enough throttle then you will stall as well. One of the first things to practice when you get your new bike is how to apply just enough throttle right as you release the clutch.
- Avoid Looking at the Scenery While You Are Driving Riding a motorcycle is about more than just the destination – it is the ride itself that riders enjoy. While Southern California vistas offer many scenic views, the right time to look at them is absolutely not while you are on a motorcycle. Remember how much more dangerous it is to be involved in an accident on a motorcycle than on a car. Your chance of catastrophic injury – including death – is much higher. As a result, you should be as diligent as possible when driving.
- Not Talking to an Attorney if You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident is a Huge Mistake to Avoid If you involved in a motorcycle accident and you are injured, it is important to talk to a personal injury attorney. Unless the accident was 100% your fault, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. For example, you could recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, missed wages, and more – but you are much more likely to get the best possible settlement if you work with a personal injury attorney rather than taking on an insurance company yourself. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we are happy to provide a free case evaluation. To find out what your options are just call us at 909-982-0707 at your convenience.