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.

Anyone can be a victim of a dog bite or attack. Even though dog owners are expected to take care of their dogs, accidents are sometimes inevitable. Nearly 4.5 million Americans suffer dog bite attacks each year. With over half a million dogs kept as pets in Wisconsin, you or someone you know could potentially fall victim to a dog bite injury in the future. 

If an attack results in bodily injury, it is important to know what your legal rights are, who is responsible for your injuries, and how to take legal action. It is, therefore, in your best interest to find an experienced dog bite attorney who understands Wisconsin dog bite law.

At Natasha Misra Law, we represent clients in the larger Wisconsin area, including Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Appleton, and Hales Corners. Our attorneys will confidently handle your case to help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Wisconsin Dog Bite Law

Wisconsin has strict dog bite laws that hold dog owners responsible for all incidents and damages caused by the dog.  Under Wisconsin Statutes section 174.02(1), the dog owner is responsible for any harm and damages caused by the dog to a person, property, or domesticated animal. The same law allows for the compensation amount to be doubled if the dog owner knew or was aware that the dog had a prior incident causing injury.    

Who is Responsible for Dog Bite Injuries?

While dog owners are automatically liable for harm done by their dogs, other parties could also be held partially or fully accountable for the injuries. 

You can file a compensation claim against the dog owner’s renters or homeowners insurance company.  

Available Damages Under Wisconsin Dog Bite Law

The Wisconsin law gives you the right to seek the full amount of damages from the owner of the dog that caused harm. These damages will cover medical bills, including hospitalization, pain and suffering, emergency surgery, medications, physical therapy, lost income, and disfigurement.

Contact a Milwaukee Dog Bite Attorney for Help

Dog bite cases can be complicated and often result in serious and permanent injuries. That’s why you need an experienced lawyer to help navigate your case.

If you suffer a dog bite injury in Milwaukee, we are ready to assist you at Natasha Misra Law. Contact us online or call us at (414) 210-3834 to schedule an appointment with our legal team.

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.