As the weather continues to warm, more and more people will be hitting the Pennsylvania roadways with their motorcycles. Since motorcycles lack the same protections as automobiles, you are more at risk of suffering a serious injury in a Bucks County motorcycle accident if you are a biker.
After a long winter, you should inspect your bike
If you are like most motorcyclists, you’ve probably had your motorcycle in the garage all winter. It’s important to inspect your bike before hitting the roadways. You should:
- Test the brakes, lights and turn signals
- Check all fluid levels
- Position all mirrors properly
- Check all cables for wear and tear
Make sure that you have good riding gear
There is very little that separates you from the pavement. Having tough gear can be the difference between life and death. You should invest in a high-quality helmet, leather jacket, durable non-slip gloves, and tough footwear that covers your ankles.
Operating your motorcycle
Motorcyclists are vulnerable, especially since the majority of the vehicles they share the roadways with are much bigger. However, there are certain safety tips you can follow to help keep you safe. You should:
- Always wear your helmet
- Use your signals
- Obey all posted speed limit signs
- Never tailgate
- Avoid weaving
- Avoid riding on the shoulder
- Use both brakes at the same time when braking
Other motorists can be unpredictable
No matter how safe of a motorcyclist you are, you can’t always plan for the unpredictable driving habits of others. A Bucks County motorcycle accident can leave you with a serious injury and unable to earn a living
How an experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help
An experienced motorcycle accident attorney can help you hold the driver responsible for your accident liable for your damages. They can help you build your case and ensure you get the best settlement possible.
You will also likely have to deal with their insurance company. That is why you should order your free copy of our book, How to Maximize Your Pennsylvania Car Accident Case Before an Insurance Company Takes Advantage of You.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, contact one of our experienced Bucks County motorcycle accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.