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.

Staying Safe on a Motorcycle in Wisconsin

  • Take a Safety Course: Riding a motorcycle requires good judgment and skill, and a safety course will help you achieve that. A motorcycle safety course will teach you the rules of the road and what to do in unpredictable riding situations.
  • Wear Appropriate Gear: The right gear will protect you from debris, road rash, and the elements. Your gear should feature a helmet, leather jacket, eye protection, leather pants, over the ankle boots, and non-slip gloves. Appropriate protective gear can significantly reduce the risk of injuries or fatalities.
  • Keep Your Bike Maintained: Replace the air filter, change the oil regularly, and maintain your bike's tire pressure. Inspecting your motorcycle before you hit the road is also a good idea. Check your turn signals, headlights, taillights, fuel, brakes, handlebars, and mirrors.
  • Stay Alert: Being aware of your surroundings and riding defensively can prevent motorcycle accidents that could be caused by dangerous driving.
  • Maintain a Safe Distance: Riding too closely behind another vehicle is unsafe. It is advisable to stay a few seconds away from the car or motorcycle in front of you. This allows you enough space to stop during an emergency. Additionally, you should always have an escape route in mind if you cannot stop in time.
  • Be Visible: One of the most significant mistakes riders make is assuming they are visible to other motorists. Most motorcycle accidents are a result of drivers not seeing the motorcycle. You can stay visible by avoiding other motorists' blind spots, driving with a headlight, and wearing reflective clothing. Using your hand and turn signals can also help ensure you are visible.

Common Motorcycle Road Hazards

  • Distracted or Drunk Drivers: Although it may not be easy to identify if someone is drunk driving, it is wise to be attentive to your surroundings and take appropriate measures.
  • Rain or Snow: The hazardous weather can create slippery and unsafe road conditions. Avoid riding while it is raining or snowing.
  • Tar or Debris: Since tar has a different texture from asphalt, it can compromise traction. Additionally, parts of tire treads and other debris on the road can be hazardous to motorcycles.

Contact a Milwaukee Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

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.

A car accident can seriously impact your life - especially when someone else’s negligence is to blame. From the pain of serious injuries to mounting medical bills, it may feel as though you will never fully recover.

There are several important steps you need to take to ensure you are protecting your right to compensation in the wake of a serious car accident. Fortunately, you can hire a personal injury attorney who works with car accident victims who can help you every step of the way.

In this blog post, we will walk through some of the key steps that car accident victims should take in order to recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

Contact Law Enforcement After Your Accident.

The very first step you should take in a car accident in Milwaukee is to call the police - no matter how serious (or seemingly minor) your injuries are. 

The responding officer will record the details of the incident and capture them in an official accident report. You will be able to request a copy of this report from the Milwaukee Open Records Office. Once you make the request, the copy will be mailed or emailed to you.

If you are unsure of how to request a car accident report in Milwaukee, your attorney will obtain a copy of the report. The report will contain important information such as the name of the at fault party, insurance information, and the names of any witnesses.

Record the Details About Your Car Accident.

As soon as possible after the accident, be sure to also take photos of the accident scene - including your injuries and the damages to both vehicles. Additionally, speak to any eyewitnesses. Take down their contact information and names in the event you need to speak to them later about their recollection of the accident.

If you are unable to take photos of the damage at the scene of the accident, you should take photos of any damage to the vehicles or injuries shortly after the accident.

Seek Medical Treatment for Your Car Accident Injuries.

Never delay seeking necessary medical treatment after a car accident. Regardless of whether you think you can receive compensation for your car accident injuries, seek any and all treatment that you need. This will allow you to heal physically while creating a record of the injuries you sustained.

If you have questions about medical treatment after a car accident, your attorney should be able to help. At Natasha Misra Law, we make sure that our clients receive the medical care they need to fully recover.

Assess the Damage to Your Car After the Accident.

As soon as possible after the accident - and once you’ve received the medical treatment you need - assess the damage to your vehicle. At Natasha Misra Law, we also help our clients with the process of repairing or replacing their vehicle at no additional fee.

Seek Legal Help from a Car Accident Attorney

No matter how serious your accident, it is recommended that you speak with an experienced Milwaukee car accident attorney. Your attorney will file the necessary insurance claims to seek compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. 

Numerous complications can arise when it comes to filing a claim. If the other driver was uninsured, you may choose to file a claim for your own uninsured motorist coverage, but often, insurers will limit the amount owed to you. And when you file a claim against the other driver’s insurance if he was insured, adjusters often limit your damages award as much as possible in order to protect their bottom lines. 

A skilled personal injury attorney can investigate the facts of your case, request an accident report, collect your medical records and bills, and present your file in a way that maximizes your settlement amount. 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, contact Natasha Misra Law today to schedule a free consultation.

Natasha Misra

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.