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Extra caution can prevent some motorcycle accidents

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2024 | Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are a popular mode of transportation for those living in Illinois, especially when the weather begins to warm up. But when compared to other drivers, motorcyclists are at a higher risk of being injured in an accident due to their vulnerability on the bike. By following some basic safety guidelines on each ride, motorcyclists may be able to avoid some accidents. Sadly, inattentive motorists can still collide with motorcycles, but if a cyclist is wearing proper safety gear, injuries may be lessened.  

Staying safe on the road 

The first step in motorcycle safety is checking the bike before each ride. The check should include tire pressure, fluid levels, lights and signals, and a basic once-over to find anything else that could become a problem. Before getting on the bike, riders should be sure that their safety gear is in good condition. This includes a helmet, protective jacket, gloves, and boots.  

When navigating on a motorcycle, one must always be aware of one’s surroundings and conscious of other drivers on the road. Defensive driving techniques can help one avoid some accidents. It’s also essential for motorcycle riders to obey the speed limit, yield to other vehicles when necessary, and pay close attention to traffic lights and signals. 

Help after an accident 

When a motorcycle is involved in a collision with another vehicle, the injuries to the rider can be severe. This may include broken bones, internal injuries, head injuries, and other conditions that require a long time to recover. During this recovery time, one may be required to take leave from work and face expensive bills related to treatment. Illinois accident victims who were injured due to the negligence of another driver have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for their damages.  


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