The start of summer marks the height of motorcycle season. As a two-wheel enthusiast, you probably take your bike out for everything from mountain trips to city commuting. But all that time on the road increases your risk of a motorcycle accident.
Motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely to die in a crash and four times more likely to be injured than passenger vehicle occupants per mile traveled in 2019. Our attorneys don’t want you to become a statistic. We’ve compiled some safety tips to keep in mind on your next ride:
- Ensure that you’re properly licensed: A fair amount of motorcycle accidents involve people who don’t have valid motorcycle licenses. Getting the required license endorsement is a great way to learn the skills and knowledge it takes to ride a motorcycle.
- Get familiar with your motorcycle: It’s a good idea to get accustomed to a new or unfamiliar motorcycle by taking it for a spin somewhere without traffic. You should also make sure that you know how to handle it in a range of situations and weather conditions. Don’t forget to inspect your motorcycle for safety issues before every ride.
- Wear the right gear: Riding a motorcycle in the summer can feel hot and stuffy. That doesn’t mean you should head out in your favorite t-shirt and baseball cap. Always wear a motorcycle helmet and protective layers of clothing.
- Ride responsibly: Safe riders obey local traffic laws. Don’t speed, make sudden lane changes, use drugs or alcohol, or take other unnecessary risks on your motorcycle. You could increase your risk of a crash and hurt your ability to receive money for your injuries.
Injured in a Lakewood Motorcycle Accident?
Unfortunately, even the safest motorcycle riders get hurt sometimes. All the precautions in the world aren’t enough to protect you from a reckless driver. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, call 303-237-7373 to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.
The Frickey Law Firm has advocated for injured riders for over 60 years. We have the experience needed to pursue justice and compensation on your behalf. Our lawyers proudly serve Lakewood, Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding communities of Colorado.