If you get hurt in a motorcycle accident this summer, a personal injury attorney can help ensure that the responsible party is held accountable, but it's always best to avoid the crash in the first place. Nagle & Associates, PA, a law firm based in Winston Salem, has some tips for helping you stay out of the emergency room this summer.
Whether you use your bike for errands around town or plan on some cross-country tours, you can do so safely by:
- Keeping Up With Maintenance: No one can prevent all mechanical problems, but making sure your bike is well maintained will prevent at least some of the problems that can cause motorcycle accidents. Check the fluids regularly, make sure the brakes and lights work, and have any problems repaired immediately.
- Avoiding Distractions: A significant number of car and motorcycle accidents every year are caused by distracted drivers. In fact, many studies have shown that using your cell phone is just as bad as driving under the influence: It results in longer reaction times that make it impossible to avoid a crash.
- Preventing Road Hypnosis: Don't just stare ahead at the road in front of you: The rhythm can lull you into a dangerous state of absent-mindedness, so keep your eyes moving. Check your mirrors, be on the lookout for threats, and pay attention to the traffic around you, especially on longer rides.
Sometimes accidents can't be avoided. At times like these, you need an experienced personal injury attorney to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Nagle & Associates, PA, has extensive experience defending the rights of motorcycle victims throughout the area. Learn more about their range of services on their website or call (888) 841-7177 to schedule a consultation today.