Staying Safe as a Motorcyclist

Motorcycle accidents are among the most deadly types of vehicle accidents, which makes motorcycle safety paramount for riders everywhere. Not only does this mean respecting traffic laws, such as ensuring you are appropriately licensed with a Class M or MJ license to operate a motorcycle, it also means avoiding dangerous behaviors like riding between lanes, as well as avoiding drinking and driving. It also means ensuring your vehicle is well-maintained, and ensuring you always wear a helmet. Motorcycle insurance is also a must to cover you for the possibility that you get into an accident.


Contributors to Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, no matter how much you practice motorcycle safety, there are always some factors outside of your control that make the chances of an accident more likely. For example, driving at night is more dangerous overall, as is driving during bad weather, where poor visibility and bad road conditions can increase the chances of an accident. You should also be particularly careful around larger vehicles, which tend to have significant blind spots that make it more likely they will collide with you due to simply not seeing you.

The Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents

When people do get into motorcycle accidents, the results can be catastrophic, even when practicing appropriate motorcycle safety. Although motorcyclists only make up around three percent of all registered vehicles on the road, they make up 14% of all traffic fatalities. Even when people survive these accidents, they can wind up with severe injuries that may take months or years to recover from, and the lingering effects can remain indefinitely.

What You Should Do in the Event of an Accident

If you get into a motor vehicle accident, your first priority should always be to seek medical attention, even if you do not feel like you were seriously injured. After that, however, you should speak to a lawyer with experience handling motor vehicle accidents. They can help review your case and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or other auto accident, contact the Albany-based personal injury lawyers at Dreyer Boyajian. Our experienced attorneys are always ready to assist you, and ensure you get justice for the harm you have suffered. To schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience, give us a call at 518-463-7784 or contact us online at dreyerboyajian.com.

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