Spring Hill, FL – Any motor vehicle crash can lead to serious and debilitating injuries. However, motorcycle accidents tend to cause the most severe injuries, and even death, strictly because bikers lack the added protection of the body of a car and a seat belt. Motorcycle accident injuries can range from broken bones and fractures to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma and loss of limbs.
Motorcycle accidents can happen in a matter of seconds, leaving you with absolutely no time to react. Often times motorcycle accidents are due to other motorist’s careless actions, and not the fault of the motorcyclist. Still, even if you are not at fault there are ways you can reduce your risk of being involved in an accident.
Make sure you are visible. An assortment of colored riding gear is available that can make bikers stand out to others sharing the roadway. By wearing bright gear, you will be more visible to other drivers, which could prevent an unfortunate accident. Additionally, using your headlights at all times can also make you more visible on the road.
Stay alert to your surroundings. Numerous motorcycle collisions are caused by drivers who fail to see motorcyclists. By being aware of this, you can keep an eye on other vehicles around you and the moves they are making.
Keep your skills up to date. Experienced bikers can avoid accidents much better than novice riders. Practice your technique in an empty parking lot or take a course that can teach you the skills needed to maneuver your way out of an accident.
Always wear a helmet and additional safety gear to avoid or minimize injuries. Head injuries are the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents, and helmets can reduce the severity of these injuries significantly. Moreover, wearing additional protection can prevent other types of bodily injuries, such as lacerations and burns.
By following the above tips, you can lower your risk for being the victim of a deadly motorcycle wreck.
If you or someone you care for has been involved in a Spring Hill motorcycle collision, you may be entitled to financial compensation for damages. A Hernando County Motorcycle Crash Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help. For a free consultation, call us today at 352-666-2121.