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.

When it comes to personal injury, no two cases are the same. Every client is different, and the cause and severity of their injuries varies. However, the process of filing a personal injury claim is fairly similar regardless of how an accident occurred. In this blog post, we provide a general overview of the process of filing a personal injury case.

Consultation With a Personal Injury Lawyer

After an accident, the first thing you must do is seek a medical diagnosis for your injuries. The second thing you should do is contact a personal injury attorney. Most personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and provide representation on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not pay any attorney fees unless your case is successful.

During this conversation, the attorney will assess your case by looking at how the accident was caused, the extent of your injuries, and whether or not there is access to financial recovery through insurance. If the attorney believes that you have a case, and you feel as though the attorney would be a good fit for you, then you will have the opportunity to hire that attorney to represent you.

Investigate Your Personal Injury Claim

Once you have hired a personal injury attorney, your attorney will begin investigating your accident. Your attorney may, for example, obtain an accident report, collect medical bills, seek witness statements, take photographs of property damage, evaluate your earning capacity, and more.

At Natasha Misra Law, our Milwaukee personal injury attorney work with medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other professionals to help establish liability for your accident. More importantly, we will keep you informed at each stage of the investigation to ensure all potential sources of recovery are identified and pursued.

Sending a Demand Package

Once your personal injury attorney has investigated your accident and assessed the value of your claim, they will send a demand package to your insurer or the insurer of the person responsible for your injuries. This package of materials will include the necessary documentation for the insurance company to evaluate your claim. It includes documents such as medical records, medical bills, permanency reports, photographs, loss of earnings calculations, mileage reimbursement, etc.

The insurance adjuster will review the demand and respond accordingly by extending an offer or at times rejecting the demand. Once an offer is extended, both sides commonly begin negotiations in effort to reach a settlement.

Some attorneys will look for quick, easy settlements. At Natasha Misra Law, we provide a personalized approach to personal injury and will negotiate to get you the compensation you deserve.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If a settlement is not able to be reached after the demand is reviewed by the insurance company, then your personal injury attorney should be ready to file a personal injury lawsuit. At Natasha Misra Law, we will work closely with you to file a lawsuit and fight for your rights to ensure you obtain full compensation for your losses and injuries.

Get Started Today

The first step to getting compensation for your injuries is an initial consultation with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney. At Natasha Misra Law, we offer free consultations. Call our office today to speak with an attorney about your case and determine the best next steps.

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.