Reduce Your Risk for Motorcycle Injury


A majority of motorcycle accidents happen when cyclists are following the rules of the road, going the speed limit, and enjoying the ride. Each year, almost 5,000 people are killed in motorcycle accidents. While you're less protected from an accident on a motorcycle than you would be in a car, you can still ride safely. There are certain precautions you should take before heading out on the road. Here's how you can reduce your risk for motorcycle injury:

1. Wear a Helmet

Wearing a helmet while riding your motorcycle reduces your risk of head injury by 69% and reduces your risk of death by 42%. Those are some pretty convincing statistics. Head injuries are one of the leading causes of death and disability in America, so taking all the precautions for head injuries is necessary for your health.

2. Be Alert

Paying attention to other drivers on the road is important for your safety. While you may be the safest driver on the road, the car next to you could be texting, drunk, or just not paying attention to other motorists. Also, keep an eye out for road conditions. Potholes or stray tires in the middle of the road can cause severe accidents for motorcyclists.

3. Check the Weather

Getting rained on while out for a ride is not only annoying; it can be extremely unsafe. Make sure you check the weather before you head out for a ride. However, there are safe ways to ride if you find yourself stuck in challenging weather. Check out these tips to stay safe.

4. Be Visible

It can be hard for other drivers on the road to see you when you're on your bike, especially at night. Consider investing in gear that is reflective or colorful. Neutral colored clothing and bikes make riders less visible. Make sure that everyone around you on the road can see you and help prevent an accident.

Motorcycle injuries can be extremely devastating. It's essential to take as many precautions as possible to avoid injury or even worse, death. You should be able to get on the road with ease, knowing you've taken the necessary steps to stay safe. McCarron Law Firm is here to help in the event of serious motorcycle accidents and even fatalities.

If you or a family member have been seriously injured from a motorcycle accident, you will have to make decisions regarding your medical care and will surely have insurance companies wanting to talk with you right away. Joe McCarron is an experienced motorcycle litigation attorney who will fight for you. Schedule a free consultation or give McCarron Law Firm a call today at (309) 820-1010. 

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