For enthusiasts, motorcycles are one of the most fun and freeing ways to explore the open road. But the fact of the matter is there is little separating you from hitting the ground fatally. When a motorcycle accident occurs, it’s typically much deadlier and more destructive than a car wreck. And in many states, automobiles are actually responsible for the majority of motorcycle wrecks.
One way motorcycle enthusiasts can protect themselves is to wear a helmet, though this is often an unpopular fashion choice. Nonetheless, many states have severe laws in effect, because not wearing a helmet means one in three times more likely to experience brain injury following an accident. In addition to your helmet, it is advisable to wear any of the other protective gear mandated by your state, not just for your safety either. If you were struck by a motorist while riding your motorcycle but were doing so without a helmet, then the case would be inadmissible in some personal injury suits in certain jurisdictions.
Another area that we are constantly keeping an eye on is motorcycle recalls and defects that can harm motorcyclists. It’s not uncommon for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the companies themselves to issue a recall after discovering a defect because the stakes are so high when it comes to motorcycle-related injuries and deaths. One way to keep yourself safe is to conduct a periodic check of motorcycle recalls to see if you’re perhaps riding on a bike with defective shocks or a similar issue that can be life-threatening.
At the Gennusa Firm, we get results for our motorcyclist clients. If you’ve had an accident lately or were the victim of a crash, contact us to get a FREE, no-risk case review.