Before finding ourselves in a position of looking for a motorcycle accident lawyer, perhaps it would help all of us if we spent five to ten minutes checking out our motorcycles for safety concerns, no matter what season.
As an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, I learn a lot from talking to my clients about their motorcycles when they call seeking a motorcycle attorney after a motorcycle collision.
I sometimes ask them to send me photographs of their motorcycle, especially ones showing the front of their motorcycle. These photographs help me assess any liability for the accident, and are helpful when trying to settle the case with regard to the amount of damage to the motorcycle.
Safety Tip on Lights
Recently I had a potential client describe his motorcycle for me, he said that he had done virtually everything he could to the front and the back of the motorcycle to help him be seen, including adding an oscillating head light and additional safety lights to the back.
He said that whether it was day or night, he lit up his motorcycle so that it looked like the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus. He wanted to make sure that other drivers saw him.
Safety Tips Regarding Maintenance
I would also suggest that after checking all of your lights that you check the tire pressure, the clutch, the throttle and the triple tree along with all of the switches, gauges, wires, belt or chain and virtually anything else that might affect the safety of the motorcycle.
The pressure of both the rear and front tires is extremely important to check because if the pressure is not correct, it can make a huge difference when trying to move around an object or when bringing your bike to a stop.
Five minutes of prevention is worth a lot more than five days in the hospital. And that, is the best motorcycle safety tip of all!
If you have had the bad luck of being in a PA motorcycle accident, call me at 888-292-5352 (888-cycle-law) for a free consultation.
Advanced Motorcycle Training
The more you learn about motorcycle riding, the more fun you’re going to have, and you’ll be a safer rider as well. I have over 27 years experience as a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, and I recommend advanced motorcycle training for anyone who rides. Many high quality advanced motorcycle training courses are available all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
You can improve your skill set in several different areas of riding, giving yourself confidence and the ability to ride in new and exciting places.
Risk is something that we accept as part of our riding experience, so minimizing that risk is essential to be able to keep going out safely, ride after ride. An advanced motorcycle training course will show you how to anticipate and react to risky situations you will encounter, such as unexpected debris on the road, or another vehicle that is driving erratically.
Knowledge of where, when, and how to brake is important to the development of your riding skill. Mastery of braking allows you to have fine control at low speeds, and to maneuver in limited spaces. Understanding how much and how fast to apply the brakes in varying conditions enables you to avoid many potentially dangerous encounters.
We enjoy the curves, and they have many areas where they can be studied and practiced. You will learn about stopping quickly on a curve, navigating multiple curves, and about making good judgments when cornering.
Types of Roads
An advanced motorcycle training course heightens your ability to ride comfortably and skillfully anywhere you want to ride, including in the mountains, in rural settings, on city streets, and out on multi-lane highways.
In these training courses, you will see these concepts illustrated for you, and have a chance to discuss the techniques and how to implement them. After that you will get plenty of time to practice and ask questions about anything you don’t understand fully.
As a seasoned motorcycle rider, I know that becoming one with your bike leads to the most satisfaction and enjoyment from riding.
If you have any questions about an accident, your rights or want to discuss safety issues before an accident occurs, please don’t hesitate to call Lee D. Gaber, Equire, at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW), the call is free.