According to the Insurance Information Institute, 88,000 motorcyclists sustained injuries in 2015. Additionally, in 2014, riders were 27 times more likely to die in a collision per mile traveled than occupants of passenger cars.
These statistics highlight the dangerous reality of riding a motorcycle, but they don’t stop thousands of people from climbing on their bike every single day. Now that winter is over, you can expect to see even more motorcyclists out and about, and if you’re one of them, it’s important to take certain steps to protect yourself.
If you did everything right but still sustained injuries in a crash because a motorist was not paying attention, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. An accident attorney from the Luke Dow Law Firm will evaluate your case to determine if you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, and non-economic damages. Call 512-518-4104 to schedule an initial consultation with an Austin injury lawyer.
Read on to learn four essential motorcycle safety tips to keep in mind this spring:
- Always Wear a Helmet
- Know Your Limits
- Maintain Your Bike
Check the tires for slow leaks and your signal lights for dead bulbs, and look for any potential mechanical hazards. For example, if you spot an oil leak or any loose bolts, examine the issue further before hopping on your bike.
- Check the Weather
Unfortunately, even the most skilled motorcycle riders can find themselves in collisions with inattentive drivers. If you sustained debilitating injures in a motorcycle crash despite following the rules of the road, an injury lawyer from the Luke Dow Law Firm can help you pursue compensation.
Call 512-518-4104 to schedule an initial consultation with an Austin accident attorney. Visit car-accident.usattorneys.com/texas to learn more about car accident claims in Texas.