Riding a motorcycle is both thrilling and exciting. However, it is also very dangerous, as every accident leaves you unprotected and puts you in great danger. You risk losing your life every time you find yourself in a motorcycle accident, as you only have a helmet to protect your head. Any direct collision with a car or a truck and your odds of surviving the accident would be extremely low.
It is important to ride safely and to do everything in your power to prevent the accident from happening. Here are some safety riding tips that will help you prevent and avoid a motorcycle accident.
Everyone operating a motor vehicle of any kind should always be 100 percent focused while on the road. This means keeping the eyes on the road ahead, watching the side mirrors and obeying the traffic laws at all time.
Most people who end up in an accident were distracted right before the accident occurred. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vast majority of accidents involving one or more motor vehicles occurred as a result of at least one driver being distracted right before the accident. That being said, you should understand the importance of avoiding all distractions.
If you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, feel free to contact a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney. He will offer you a free initial consultation and a chance to obtain information about your legal rights, as well as how you can file and obtain compensation for your damages.
Switch Lanes Properly
When going from one lane to another, it is essential that you use proper signalization. That way, all the vehicles around you will know what you are about to do, allowing for a safe lane switch. Every driver and rider on the road requires space. By using proper signalization and staying in your lane while driving, you ensure that there are no problems on the road. Once you start switching lanes and entering the other driver’s lane, you could affect their drive (making them slow down not to hit you, or forcing them to switch lanes). This could cause them to become aggressive, less focused and more distracted. It is a perfect scenario for an accident to occur. Keep that in mind the next time you decide to switch lanes without signalization.
Always Be Prepared
Stay on your guard, and always watch out for something “unexpected”. You never know when a dog or another animal may try to cross the street, or when another motorcyclist could switch lanes and end up in front of you. Most motorcyclists are unpredictable, and you have to be careful on the road.
When you end up in a motorcycle accident, as soon as you start feeling better and somewhat recovered from your injuries, call a San Diego personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Edward J. Babbitt, APC and let him help you file a claim and negotiate the settlement with the other party’s insurance company.
Preventing the accident is a lot easier than dealing with the aftermath of it. You risk losing your life or changing it for the worse. Either way, remember these things while on the road as they could be a life-saver.