Motorcycle accidents are one of the most dangerous types of accidents on the roads of New York because the riders do not have the same protection as other types of vehicles. Our New York motorcycle accident attorneys have provided some tips that you should consider in reducing the likelihood of accidents and the degree of the resulting injuries.
Avoid Riding at High Speeds
Motorcycle accidents are dangerous at any speeds. However, your speed will be directly related to the extent of your injuries and to the damages to your bike. Therefore, you should avoid speeding while riding your motorcycle and you should never zip in and out lanes, especially during heavy traffic.
Be Visible to Other Drivers
The majority of motorcycle accidents result from the rider being in the blind spot of the motorist or the driver simply not seeing the rider. As such, we advise all motorcyclists to wear bright clothing and use reflective gear when riding at night.
Wear Safety Gear
Because motorcycles do not have the same protection as other motor vehicles, such as steel frame casings and airbags, it is crucial that the rider protects him or herself with as much protective gear as possible. Protective gear, such as helmets and thick or leather clothing, may prevent catastrophic injuries, including brain injuries and serious road abrasions.
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If you or a loved has been involved in a motorcycle accident and suffered serious personal injuries, the experienced New York motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury claims in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida.
If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case. Other toll free phone numbers for us include: 1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, or 1-800-LAS-LEYES. Please visit us at www.Work4YouLaw.com.
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