Here are some sobering statistics: 46 percent of all motorcycle crashes occur at intersections. On average, three motorcyclists are killed every day in the U.S. as a result of multi-vehicle crashes at intersections. Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars. 11 percent of all roadway accidents that occur in the United States involve motorcycles.
Here are some steps you can take to help stay safe on the road:
- Test the lights, brakes, and turn signals.
- Check the oil and fuel levels.
- Make sure the mirrors are positioned correctly.
- Check the cables to make sure they aren’t worn or frayed.
- Lube the chain and adjust it according to the manufacturer’s specs.
- Try a rider-training course to brush up on your skills.
- Pick a high-quality helmet that fits well. If it doesn’t have a face shield, pair it up with goggles or glasses with safety lenses. (A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40 percent more likely to die of a head injury than one who wears a helmet.)
- Use safety as your excuse to shell out for that leather jacket. Get the pants while you’re at it. Wear durable non-slip gloves.
- Invest in boots or sneakers that cover your ankles.
Causes of Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a number of factors—some attributed to the rider, others not. Such accidents can be a result of the following:
- defective motorcycle parts
- distracted or impaired driving
- driver inexperience
- loss of control
- other motorists
- road conditions
- weather conditions
No matter how your motorcycle accident occurred, you deserve help from an experienced Colorado motorcycle accident lawyer—one who isn’t afraid to stand up for your rights. That’s just what McDivitt Law Firm will do for you. The Colorado motorcycle accident lawyers at McDivitt Law Firm have been protecting victims’ rights for years. We know the law and we are able to help people throughout the state of Colorado.
Call toll free (877) 846-4878 for a free consultation, or click here for an initial consultation form. The consultation is free, and you won’t owe us any fee until we collect money for you.