When a motorcycle is involved in a California traffic accident the rider can become seriously injured. In 2006, 13.10 cars out of 100,000 ended up in fatal crashes. Motorcycle accidents resulted in 72.34 fatal crashes per 100,000 according to The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
It seems to me that as motorcyclists we need to learn how to avoid these fatal motorcycle accidents and ensure we are properly protected incase it does happen.
One way you can help to avoid an accident is through visibility. A number of California motorcycle accidents happen every year because a driver fails to see a motorcyclist. To increase your visibility, try implementing the following.
- Wear reflective clothing
- Use bright colored jackets and helmets
- Purchase a bright colored motorcycle
- Use your headlights (day or night)
In addition to being seen, it is also important that you wear proper protective gear. A motorcycle offers little protection to riders so any protective gear you wear is a plus. Using a helmet could ensure that you do not suffer severe head injuries if you are involved in an accident. Wearing a protective motorcycle jacket can be helpful in some situations.
Finding a California Motorcycle Lawyer after an accident
After a motorcycle collision, it is important that you speak with a skilled California motorcycle accident attorney who can ensure you receive a maximum settlement. The best motorcycle accident lawyers in California will offer free consultations and a no win no fee guarantee to injured victims.