Motorcycle riding is a favored activity in the spring and summer months, but it can also be a very dangerous. Being a licensed and seasoned motorcyclist can’t always prevent a Chicago motorcycle accident because it is very often the actions of other motorists that are sharing the road that cause a crash. But following these important safety guidelines can help motorcyclists avoid a serious accident:
- Wear appropriate clothing and protective gear, namely full-face helmet, reinforced gloves, sturdy/padded jacket, and sturdy pants. A motorcyclist is not protected by their vehicle as other motorists are.
- Drive defensively. Many motorists have no idea they are sharing the road with a motorcycle and won’t look for one when maneuvering. If a motorcyclist is aware of other drivers and what they are doing, they decrease the risk of being hit.
- Take a safety course before heading back onto the road. If you haven’t been riding in a while, it is a good idea to take a refresher course so that you are better prepared when heading back onto the road.
- Take proper training courses and get your motorcycle license. Never ride a motorcycle without knowing how to ride, or the laws of riding. An inexperienced and/or unlicensed motorcyclist can easily and seriously injury themselves as well as others.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash caused by a negligent driver, the experienced Illinois motorcycle accident lawyers at The Bradley Law Firm can determine the validity of your claim and help you recover fair compensation for your losses. Contact us today for a no-cost, confidential consultation at 312-252-1488.