Car accidents happen every day, and while most motorists walk away with only minor injuries, those crashes involving motorcycles are often much more deadly. Even with the best protective gear on the market, a motorcyclist involved in an accident is extremely likely to be injured. Unfortunately, many bikers do not take the time to learn proper riding skills and safety techniques before hitting the open roads, and may end up seriously injured or disabled because of it. Thankfully, these days, there are many wonderful resources available to motorcycle riders, both new and seasoned, to help refine the skills they need to stay as safe as possible while on the road.
If you are a new motorcyclist, the most important thing that you need to know regarding crashes, is that it is you and your actions alone are responsible for keeping you out of harm’s way. Don’t rely on the motorists around you to keep you safe; don’t assume that they see you, or that they understand the proper driving precautions around bikes like yours. You have the power in your hands to prevent an accident, and only riders who can handle this responsibility should be hitting the streets.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is a great resource for motorcycle riders, to hone their skills and sharpen their focus when they’re on the road. This foundation provides courses on a variety of topics, including: handling of different bikes and scooters, inclement weather, riding under the influence, riding with passengers, communicating with motorists, proper signaling and traffic laws, and many more. If you are a rider, or have a loved one who is, these courses can literally save your life. Here at Brockman Law, we represent many victims of motorcycle crashes, who could have avoided serious injury had they taken these courses.
In Atlanta, and other warm climates, riding motorcycles is a very popular activity, and there are areas in the city that have proven to be particularly dangerous for riders. Because of the prevalence of, and increased dangers associated with, motorcycling, it’s especially important to educate yourself and your family members on how to stay safe on and around bikes. Taking safety courses through a provider like MSF can dramatically change your confidence and handling on the road, and can help you prevent serious accidents.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in a motorcycle crash, reach out to our firm today for your free consultation. We can get you on the road to recovery.