Motorcycle Riding Risks

People enjoy riding motorcycles, and while it can be a fun past time, it can also be very dangerous. There are a variety of factors that contribute to the risk of motorcycle accidents, but luckily there are preventative measures that can be taken to protect riders from catastrophic accidents. Knowing how to recognize and avoid the risks for such accidents can be key to keeping riders safe on the roads. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our experienced team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you experienced legal representation.

A very important risk factor to consider while riding your motorcycle is oncoming traffic. It is imperative that motorcycle riders keep their eyes on the road at all times, because many times the drivers in oncoming traffic, do not. Many times drivers can be found texting while driving, talking on the phone or changing the radio station, taking their eyes and hands off the road. Motorcycle riders need to be aware of this as they can easily not be seen and hit.

Another hazard for motorcycle riders is the intersection. These types of accidents are usually caused by automobile drivers who are not paying close enough attention to the road, and make turns that are either too wide or too narrow, causing them to crash into motorcyclists. It is important to understand that motorcycle riders have a major disadvantage on the road and this is that they are hard to see. Often times, they are not seen by other drivers until the last second, when it is usually too late.

Another factor to consider while riding a motorcycle is inclement weather. Rain, snow, sleet, hail, whatever the inclement weather may be, it is not safe for motorcycle riders. Motorcycles are not heavy duty machines that are equipped for all weather circumstances the way that cars are. On top of that, while riding a motorcycle the human body is completely exposed. The combination of these factors can be extremely dangerous to motorcycle riders. If the weather is bad, the best choice is for motorcycle riders to stay off the roads. If the situation is unavoidable, it is important for riders to make sure they have the proper safety gear on as well as trying to avoid untreated roads if possible.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the law office of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of personal injury attorneys has the knowledge and experience to offer you experienced legal representation, while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also email us at [email protected]

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