Riding a motorcycle is fun, but it can also be risky because of the actions of others on the road. Unlike other vehicles, you don't have much protection if you crash. Additionally, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous on roads with a lot of potholes or if you're riding in unsafe weather conditions. Below are some tips for staying safe while riding.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin, working with a Milwaukee motorcycle accident attorney is in your best interest.
At Natasha Misra Law, we are equipped to offer the guidance you need to know whether you are entitled to compensation. We will provide the representation you need to pursue compensation if you qualify. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Taking your motorcycle out on the open road in Wisconsin is a feeling like no other. But when motorcycle accidents occur, there is little to protect a biker aside from a helmet and padded jacket.
Motorcycle accidents often lead to serious injury, even death. In Wisconsin alone, there have been 107 motorcycle fatalities between 2017 and 2018.
Those injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of their own may be entitled to compensation for their injuries and should seek the guidance of a Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyer.
To help you avoid the need for a Milwaukee motorcycle accident lawyer, here are seven must-use motorcycle safety tips.
Everyone who rides a motorcycle should wear protective gear, no matter how skilled or experienced they are. This includes, of course, a well-built helmet designed to cover your face. But aside from a helmet, motorcyclists should wear a leather or reinforced jacket, gloves, full length pants and boots.
While wearing all black is undeniably cool, bikers should consider wearing bright colors to increase their visibility on the road. A reflective strip can also help other motorists see you once the sun sets.
Prior to hitting the road, all bikers should perform a quick check of electrical and motor systems on their motorcycle. Simply flash the lights, turn on the directional signals, honk the horn, check tire pressure and give the chain and brakes a second look. A simple pre-ride check can help you avoid mechanical trouble once you are on the road.
We said it before, and we’ll say it again: wear a helmet! Did you know that bikers who ride without a helmet are 40 percent more likely to suffer from a fatal head injury, and three times more likely to suffer traumatic brain injury? A simple way to reduce your odds of severe head trauma is buying a full-face motorcycle helmet.
Already have one? You should consider buying a new one if it is five years old or older. Technological improvements are being made every day, and having the latest gear can help keep you safe in the event of a motorcycle accident.
Everyone on a bike should take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) riding course to learn the best and safest riding techniques. MSF courses teach emergency maneuvers, as well as advanced techniques, which could mean the difference between a slide and a collision. Completion of a MSF course could also help you save money with insurance rates and other motorcycle dealer specials.
Hopping onto the wrong motorcycle could lead to an accident. Depending on the rider, a bike may be too big and too powerful. Riders should purchase bikes that they can safely operate. For example, both feet should be able to rest flat on the ground. In addition, the handlebars should be within reach, and the bike should not be too heavy to lift off its stand.
Bikers should not take out their motorcycles in poor weather conditions. Water on the road can reduce traction and visibility, making it difficult to safely operate a motorcycle. If you are caught in bad weather while on the road, remember to turn on your light, gently use your throttle, ease on the brakes and slow while turning to avoid sliding.
To avoid motorcycle accidents, you should practice defensive driving. That means being alert, using a signal for lane changes, following other vehicles at a safe distance and abiding by the local traffic laws.
Perhaps most importantly, you should never ride your motorcycle when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you should seek the counsel of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Wisconsin, Milwaukee personal injury attorney Natasha Misra today for a free case consultation.
My law practice is dedicated to helping people who have suffered injuries in accidents which were not their fault. Born and raised in Milwaukee, I come from a family of medical professionals. My background and experience help me understand and represent individuals injured in accidents.