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How to Avoid Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents


They say that with no other drivers on the road, the possibility of you crashing your motorcycle would be pretty slim. That’s because it’s often the other people on the road who cause motorcycle wrecks—not the motorcyclists themselves.

There are many practices that you probably already engage in to keep yourself safe while riding your motorcycle, such as wearing protective gear, but there are some other things you can do to prevent an injury accident. Continue reading to learn more.

Avoiding Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes

No, you can’t avoid every accident, but here are some useful tips to help you avoid the common causes of motorcycle collisions:

Follow the Rules of the Road

It’s fairly obvious that following traffic laws will help you avoid an accident. When you make the decision not to engage in dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding or drinking and driving, you will reduce the probability of being involved in a collision.

Always follow the rules of the road, and you should be able to avoid wrecks associated with breaking traffic laws.

Keep Your Motorcycle in Good Condition

Sometimes the motorcycle can actually cause an accident. When a motorcycle isn’t well-maintained, your motorcycle can malfunction and cause a crash.

For instance, your brakes could fail or your tires could blow out and lead to a serious injury crash. Make sure you properly service your motorcycle and keep it in good working order. Investigate any mechanical issues right away.

Take Extra Care at Intersections

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that intersections are where most collisions involving motorcycles take place. Intersections are dangerous and they should be given due consideration.

It’s advisable to look before moving through an intersection, even if the light is green. If you are stopped at a red light and it turns green, pause for a few seconds to check for red light runners before proceeding through the intersection.

Stay Alert

Always pay attention while driving and watch for reckless drivers. Speeders, drunk drivers, tailgaters, red light runners, and other traffic law violators can cause you to be seriously harmed. For instance, a distracted driver might not notice you, but if you notice them, you can avoid a crash.

You should always watch the road and stay alert, and never engage in distracted driving yourself.

Have You Been Injured in a Motorcycle Crash? Call for Help

If it’s too late to avoid an accident, you do have some options for recovering the damages you’ve been forced to deal with. You can submit an injury claim against whoever caused your collision and injuries. Filing a claim can secure you a settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company, and a lawyer can help.

Reach out to Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers to speak with a motorcycle wreck lawyer today. We offer free case assessments and can work out a contingency fee arrangement, which means we only get paid when we win you fair compensation. Dial 225-387-2323 or send in the online submission form at the bottom of this webpage.