Riding a motorcycle in Texas with the wide-open road in front of you can be a motorcyclist’s dream, but it can also be dangerous. Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die in an accident than people in cars and other passenger vehicles, and they are 4 times more likely to be injured in an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call or text Carrollton Injury Law at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation, and we will show you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.
You can minimize your risk of fatality or injury in a motorcycle accident by taking the following precautions.
Before You Ride
In Texas, it’s required to have a motorcycle license to ride a motorcycle, which includes passing an approved motorcycle safety course. Before you get on your bike, always check the tire pressure and tread. Be sure there are no visible signs of fluid leaks, and make sure the hand and foot brakes are operational.
Use a DOT Compliant Helmet
Motorcycle helmets that are DOT-certified are tested under crash conditions and will have a sticker on them that says “DOT”. It’s important to get the right size and shape helmet – follow the guidelines set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to choose a proper fitting helmet.
In addition to a helmet, wearing safety gear like gloves, jackets, and pants specifically designed for motorcyclists can help prevent serious injury in a wreck.
Stay Sober, Be Alert
The most common way for a motorcycle to be involved in an accident is when another driver interferes with the right of way of the motorcyclist because they don’t see them. Ride defensively and approach intersections with caution, and never get on your bike if you have been drinking.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, a drunk driving accident, or any other type of automobile accident, call or text Carrollton Injury Law at 972-360-9898 today for a FREE injury claim evaluation.
Do You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
At Carrollton Injury Law, personal injury claims are all we do. We are committed to getting you the most money back for your injuries, and we believe that consistent communication leads to a more efficient and successful financial recovery in the end. We reach out to you regularly to update you on the status of your claim, and we want to be continually informed about everything happening on your end – your medical treatment for painful injuries, your limitations in life due to someone else’s negligence, your lost wages from missing work, your disfigurement or scarring, your permanent impairment, and your pain and suffering – everything you’re going through. All of this information is vital to the successful handling of your personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an accident, please call or text Carrollton Injury Law today at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation. We look forward to showing you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.