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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more and more motorcyclists are being killed and injured each year. The latest reports show that over 100,000 riders were injured last year with almost 7,000 deaths. These are very serious injuries that are usually life threatening and will alter the course of someone’s life. Though this is bad news for bikers across the country, there are a few important things you can do to prevent accidents altogether or at the least, minimize your injuries. Below we reveal 7 specific motorcycleaccident prevention safety tips that could save your life.
- No speeding. Almost 40% of deadly motorcycle accidents in our country involve speeding. While it may seem like a lot of fun to race down the freeway at 80 mph, your thrilling evening could quickly turn deadly.
- Never drink and drive. It is estimated that 30% of fatal motorcycle accidents involve a biker who has a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher. Never get on a motorcycle after drinking and don’t drive any vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Watch out for pot holes, slick spots, and road debris. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by flaws in the road that you wouldn’t notice in an automobile. Ruts, grooves, debris in the road such as loose gravel or slick spots are all potential hazards for a motorcycle rider. Any type of rut or bump can send you and your motorcycle flying through the air. Remember, it’s not the flight that kills you; it’s the sudden impact with the pavement.
- Wear a well-constructed helmet. There’s no motorcycle helmet law in Texas but wearing a regulation motorcycle helmet has proven to prevent severe brain trauma.
- Keep your bike in excellent working condition. Never ride your bike with leaking fluids, mechanical problems, or bad tires. This isn’t safe at all and can lead to accidents. At the very least, you may find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
- Get motorcycle-riding lessons. Oftentimes, accidents happen because the rider wasn’t experienced. Even if you’ve been riding for a year or so, it might still benefit you to get lessons from a seasoned pro.
- Be visible. Motorists just don’t watch out for motorcycle riders. They rarely even see you there. Be aware of this and do everything you can to be visible. Wear bright colors. Use your headlights. Honk your horn if you feel threatened.
Any motorcycle accident can be potentially deadly. Riders often receive severe injuries, brain trauma and a host of other life threatening injuries. Tragic accidents like this can leave you or a family member incapacitated for the rest of their life. The medical bills alone can be staggering. Maybe the accident was not your fault. It’s important to get to the bottom of what happened and you’ll need a qualified Texas motorcycle injury lawyer to do so. You may have ongoing medical needs for the rest of your life and who will pay for those expenses? The skilled motorcycle injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group PLLC can help you investigate the accident to determine who was to blame. The professional law team at Zinda Law Group will complete a thorough investigation and will take swift action on your behalf. Call Zinda Law Group PLLC today if you need more information. Our staff and attorneys are available to answer questions and help you make an informed decision about moving forward with legal action. With years of legal experience, our team of qualified lawyers will work hard to help you get the settlement you deserve.
Where Zinda Law Group Practices:
As we’ve grown we expanded out west to El Paso, Texas subsequently into Arizona adding Tucson Personal Injury Lawyers to the firm, as well as adding offices in Colorado including Denver Personal Injury Lawyers and the surrounding cities such as Colorado Springs.
Types of Cases We Handle:
We also have a team of attorneys that have experience serious injury cases such as car accidents, wrongful death and truck accidents. We also have experience handling more complex cases such as gas explosions and drug injury cases, such as the Taxotere® Lawsuits.