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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,014 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2019 and 84,000 were injured. While the number of deaths were slightly down from the year before, motorcycle accidents still remain a scary reality. It’s important to take every precaution when on the road no matter what type of vehicle you’re driving. Whether you are riding a motorcycle or in a vehicle, our team of expert motorcycle accident attorneys have put together some tips that will help prevent this type of accident.
Wear the Proper Gear
Make sure you have a helmet, clothing that is thick and covers your whole body, eye protection and shoes that cover your ankles.
Are you Visible?
Wearing reflective or bright clothing will help other drivers see you. Drive in a lane that allows you to be easily seen by others on the road.
Stay alert at all times and never assume another vehicle sees you. Be aware of distracted drivers and if you’re not sure that they see you, honk to alert them of your location.
Be Aware of Surroundings
Be aware of your surroundings and check all mirrors and blind spots before turning or changing lanes.
Keep a Safe Distance
Make sure you are staying a safe distance away from a motorcyclist allowing for enough time to stop if need be.
Don’t Drive Distracted
Don’t check your devices or drive distracted. Use extra precaution when going through an intersection or turning.
These are just a few ways to avoid an accident and help keep motorcyclists safe. It is important to exercise the utmost caution when you’re on the road – no matter what the circumstance. The more alert and careful you are, the less likely it is you will be involved in an accident. We know it sounds simple and self-explanatory, but we all the need the reminder! It’s easy to get in a rush and not pay close attention to your surroundings.
Should you find yourself in an accident involving a motorcycle or any vehicle, contact the Philpot Law Firm and speak with one of our expert motorcycle accident lawyers as soon as possible. We offer free consultations and are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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