Posted in Motorcycle Accidents on April 18, 2017
If you own a motorcycle, it’s important to educate yourself on the most common road obstacles that can cause accidents.
Motorcycles have different obstacles than cars do; they also tend to be much more dangerous than cars. That is why it is best to take all the necessary safety precautions when driving a motorcycle.
First, you’ll need to be on the lookout for unpredictable roads. This means roads that take a sudden turn, turn into gravel, or are particularly twisty or unleveled. Keep in mind that all roads become more treacherous when you ride a motorcycle! That’s why it’s important to be on high alert always, particularly when roads quickly change.
If you’re driving on gravel roads, you run a high risk of getting a flat tire. This isn’t inherently dangerous, of course, but it CAN become dangerous if it happens on an unpredictable road. Think about it – if the road that you’re riding on is slippery, you could easily lose control if you have a flat tire. Muddy or too-wet roads can also be a serious problem – motorcycles are nearly impossible to navigate in these types of conditions, particularly if you are a novice rider. Stay alert, and stay safe! If you are involved in a motorcycle-related accident, it’s often a very good idea to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer for regardless of whose fault the accident was.
A lawyer who understands the unique nature of motorcycle accidents can be a very helpful resource when it comes to the headache-inducing paperwork that accompanies most accidents.
Whether the case has gone to court or you’d just like to consult with a professional resource, hiring a lawyer after your auto or motorcycle accident can be extremely helpful.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact McGilberry and Shirer today! Call (469) 399-5645 with any questions, or to schedule your initial consultation.