Chad West represents motorcycle accident victims and their families who have sustained serious bodily injuries or a death in the family caused by negligence of the driver of an automobile, truck, tractor trailer or other motorcycle or vehicle.
Limited Visibility Causes Major Impact on Motorcyclists
Most often, drivers involved in a collision or accident with motorcycles fail to see the motorcycle until the moment just before impact or after the accident has already occurred. Due to limited visibility, most motorcycles are impacted from the front, which makes motorcyclists particularly susceptible to injuries in accidents. In fact, motorcycle riders and passengers are 5 times more likely to be injured in a wreck than the occupant of an automobile.
Safety tips to avoid motorcycle accidents
Motorcyclists are more often injured than car drivers and are far more likely to suffer serious injury, permanent disability, and death in accidents that occur while driving. Applying the following safety tips will reduce the chances that you or a loved one will be involved or seriously injured in a motorcycle collision:
- Motorcyclists must abide by the same traffic rules and regulations as other motorists. Before taking your motorcycle on a public road, become familiar with traffic rules and regulations and any special requirements for motorcycles.
- Be aware that riding with a passenger requires even more skill than riding alone. Riding with a passenger should be delayed until you have considerable solo riding time and are ready to take on the responsibility of carrying a passenger.
- Obtain your learner’s permit or motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license before you venture onto the streets. You will be required to display the knowledge and skill needed to operate a motorcycle safely before being issued a motorcycle operator’s license. Never drink and ride. Alcohol slows reflexes and greatly limits your ability to operate a motorcycle. Even a very small amount of alcohol can reduce your ability to operate a motorcycle safely.
- Despite preventative actions taken by motorcyclists, wrecks still occur, and the losses can be catastrophic, especially when you consider lost wages and high medical bills.