Posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 4:33 pm
Riding a motorcycle is a dream for many drivers. The feeling of the wind on your face as you enjoy the open road driving through the mountains or weaving through traffic in an urban jungle. It also makes you feel a bit like an adventurer as you control this powerful machine under you. However, driving a motorcycle can be dangerous too. Motorcycle accidents can result in traumatic injuries.
If you choose a motorcycle as your main mode of transportation, you need to be cautious and thoughtful of everything from selecting the right bike to following the rules of the road. You cannot depend on other drivers to keep your safe. You must take steps to ensure you will be safe as you ride your motorcycle on Sacramento’s highways and roads.
Buy the Right Bike for You
Don’t get caught up in the idea that you must have a specific motorcycle. Instead, select a motorcycle that is the right size for you to control and one that suits the environment for which you will use it. Look at safety features as well as the power of the engine.
Always Wear a Helmet
Even if you are driving in a state where there isn’t a helmet law, you should always wear one. You must protect your head from injury in the event of a motorcycle accident. Traumatic brain injury is a common injury sustained in motorcycle accidents. TBIs can result in permanent, life-altering conditions that can require long-term medical care and personal care.
Maintain Your Motorcycle
Always keep your motorcycle in prime working order. If you don’t know how to inspect it to make sure all components are working correctly, take it to a mechanic on a regular basis. You want the brakes, turn signals, and lights to all work when you need them.
Even though you may see a lot of riders wearing shorts and a t-shirt and even flip-flops, you should dress to maintain safety when riding a motorcycle. Long pants and boots are the better attire for riders, especially when you are out on the highway. Look for special safety wear to protect yourself as you enjoy riding your motorcycle. Also, avoid loose-fitting clothing because you don’t want your clothing to get entangled in the motorcycle as you ride.
Always pay attention when you’re riding. It’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of being on a motorcycle, especially with beautiful scenery. However, you must stay alert to your surroundings. Watch other drivers carefully because they aren’t watching for you. Driver inattention is one of the most common reasons for motorcycle accidents.
Riding a motorcycle is fun, but so is being safe and being able to enjoy your destination. Follow these tips for a safe and exciting experience.
Call a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney for Help
If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to consult with an experienced Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible. You are entitled to recover compensation from the driver who caused the accident. However, the insurance adjuster for the other driver will try to limit the amount of money paid to settle your claim. Don’t let an insurance adjuster convince you that you don’t need an attorney. The insurance company has adjusters and attorneys protecting its best interest so don’t you deserve the same.
The Sacramento motorcycle accident attorneys of the Tiemann Law Firm can be reached by telephone at (916) 999-9000. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.