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.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a T-bone car accident, one of the first steps in your recovery process is to contact a Milwaukee auto accident attorney. T-bone car accidents, also known as side impact collisions or intersection accidents, can cause severe injuries and even death.

An experienced Milwaukee car accident lawyer will fight on your behalf to hold a negligent driver accountable for their actions and help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Read on for common causes of T-bone collisions, what to do if you have been involved in one, and what potential damages our law firm can help you recover after your accident. 

What Are Some Common Causes of a T-bone Collision?

Most T-bone crashes are caused by a driver’s negligence. T-bone accidents are often the result of a driver failing to stop when they should, causing them to hit the side of another vehicle. The following are some common causes of T-bone collisions:

  • running a stop sign or a red light
  • failing to yield at an intersection
  • aggressive driving
  • pulling into the path of an oncoming vehicle
  • driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • driving too fast on icy roads or in poor visibility

Which Driver Is Responsible in a T-bone Collision?

If you were struck by a distracted driver, that driver is likely responsible for the collision. However, it is important to contact a lawyer to evaluate your case, as it is not always clear which party is at fault in a T-bone accident. Our attorneys will review the evidence presented to hold the distracted driver fully responsible.  Without the expertise of an attorney, the insurance carrier may try to attribute comparative fault on you, which may affect the damages you can recover.

What Should You Do If You Are Injured in a T-bone Collision?

If you are injured in a T-bone collision you should:

  1. Stop at the scene of the accident. 
  2. Immediately call 911 to report the accident and request an ambulance if anyone is injured - in particular, it is critical to seek the medical treatment you need right away.
  3. Exchange information with the other motorists involved in the crash as well as any eyewitnesses to the incident.
  4. Take photos of the scene of the accident.
  5. Contact a Milwaukee auto accident attorney who will investigate the case, gather evidence, and determine what a fair settlement or damages from a personal injury suit would be to compensate you for your losses.

What Damages Can You Recover?

When you come to our office, we will assess your case and seek the appropriate compensation for your injuries. If another party was negligent, and that negligence caused your injuries, you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • medical costs, including future costs related to the treatment of your accident injuries,
  • lost wages if you are unable to work due to the accident, and
  • pain and suffering.

T-bone accidents can result in severe injuries and you should be awarded damages to compensate for your losses. Reach out to our offices today for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you get the insurance settlement or jury award that you deserve.

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.