Practice Safety First When Riding a Motorcycle
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on July 17, 2015 in Motorcycle Accidents
With less protection, motorcycle riders face more danger on the roadway than those who travel in automobiles. Unfortunately, too many drivers fail to operate safely when sharing the road with motorcycles.
If you or a loved one has been injured while riding a motorcycle because of someone else’s negligence, we are prepared to help. Contact our experienced team of Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorneys to discuss your legal options.
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Maintaining Motorcycle Safety
When riding a motorcycle, you have to take many safety defenses into your own hands to ensure your safety. Some things you should be doing include:
- Always wear protective motorcycle gear, such as a helmet, gloves and riding leathers.
- Train yourself to use the rear brake first then the front brake. Applying the front brake first may lead to more severe injuries.
- Check the weather and the overall riding conditions.
- Prevent distractions from cellphones, the radio and other things that take your attention off the road.
Avoid Mental Distractions
Keep in mind that when you ride a motorcycle, you need to be more alert than anyone else on the road, so make sure your mental acuity is at its best. Pay close attention to the cars around you and attempt to anticipate each drivers future moves.
Also, do not ride your motorcycle if you are emotionally upset or angry. This can be distracting and increase the risk of being in an accident.
Get Legal Help
Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Milwaukee have extensive knowledge handling many types of personal injury claims, including those caused by a motorcycle crash. We have a history of proven results and are prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf.