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.

Dress Appropriately

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.

Be Aware

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.

Client Testimonials

Herb T. Testimonial

The Tiemanns were referred to me by a friend and I am exceptionally happy with the service I received. I had never been in an accident before. I had no idea what to do. Jelena verbally explained how everything would work to me, and she and Peter handled everything. I didn't have to lift a finger once. They went above and beyond for me and I am extremely grateful. I pray I won't ever need this type of assistance again, but I will definitely be referring them to friends and family.

Jennifer T. Testimonial

I highly recommend The Tiemann Law Firm! I had never before been in a situation where I sustained injury and had to seek legal representation. I was nervous, traumatized, and had no idea what to expect. Jelena, Peter, and their staff walked me through each step of the process. They explained everything in detail. They patiently answered all my questions, responded quickly to every email, text message, phone call, etc. I felt totally prepared for each new phase of the legal process. Furthermore, they were fearless in their defense of me. In certain situations, when I felt attacked or scared my attorney protected me like I was family. Their diligence, honesty, integrity, and compassion provided a true sense of healing and closure for my family and I. The Tiemann Law Firm accomplished more for me than I ever thought possible and I am forever grateful.

S.B. Testimonial

Here's the thing... Nobody really thinks much about lawyers until they need one.  Well, we needed one!  The Tieman Law Firm came through for us in a big way. They were professional, courteous, thorough, and had excellent staff as well.  Highly recommended...

Jereme S. Testimonial

No one wants to have to hire a lawyer, but if you do. I prefer Tiemann Law. They helped a family member who was injured on the job, and the company did not want to compensate him even though, the injury occurred on the job on company time. Jelena was always professional in explaining the lengthy process of fighting a large corporation. 2 years later he finally is receiving the deserved compensation.

Hanna Padilla Testimonial

From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!