Motorcycle safety starts with you. However, no matter what safety precautions you take, you can’t always prevent a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle safety is a two-way street, and there are tips you can follow to help you avoid being seriously injured in a Virginia Beach motorcycle accident.
Where Most Motorcycle Accidents Occur
According to statistics, nearly half (46%) of all accidents involving motorcycles occur at intersections. In addition, nearly three people in the U.S. are killed every day in motorcycle accidents at intersections. You should exercise extreme caution when approaching any intersection.
Preparing for the First Ride of the Season
There are many things to be concerned about when preparing for your first ride of the season. Before you hit the road, you should:
- Check all fluid levels, including oil and fuel.
- Ensure all lights and turn signals are working properly.
- Inspect brakes.
- Adjust mirrors to proper positions.
- Check all cables.
Invest in Quality Gear
Most motorcycle injuries occur when a motorcyclist comes in contact with the road. Keep in mind that not much separates you from the pavement. That is why you should invest in quality gear, such as a:
Durable leather jacket.
Pair of durable non-slip riding gloves.
Pair of boots or shoes that cover your ankles.
While on the Road
Once you are on the road, there are certain safety tips you can follow that will help you avoid a motorcycle crash. You should:
- Understand your bike’s limits.
- Avoid tailgating.
- Use your turn signals when turning or changing lanes.
- Obey all posted speed limit signs.
- Be courteous to other drivers.
If You Have Been Injured
Are you the unfortunate victim of a motorcycle accident? If so, you might be able to hold the responsible party liable for your injuries. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you get the medical attention you deserve, as well as a compensation amount that you will be satisfied with.
At Tavss Fletcher, our team is skilled and experienced in working with motorcycle accident victims in our community. We will work diligently to ensure your compensation rights are protected.
If you have been injured in an accident, you should contact a Virginia Beach motorcycle accident attorney at Tavss Fletcher at (757) 625-1214. Call us today for an evaluation of your motorcycle injury case.