According to a report by World Atlas, there are over 800 thousand registered motorcycles in the State of California. Undoubtedly, using a motorcycle as a means of transportation in California is very popular. Whether it is the California coast or the sunny weather, riders have made California one of the most motorcycle-populated states.
Motorists choose to ride motorcycles over other vehicles because they are relatively inexpensive, are a fun recreational activity, and are also relatively fuel-efficient. Although riding a motorcycle has many benefits, riders should also know that motorcycle-related casualties occur on a frequent basis, as motorcycles offer very little bodily protection.
If you are a motorcycle enthusiast in the State of California, riding your bike is likely one of your favorite pastimes. Being aware of the dangers associated with riding a motorcycle, however, can help you prevent potential hazards and risks. Unfortunately, there are also accidents and injuries that could prove difficult to prevent. Scenarios such as being hit by a drunk driver or falling off a bike because of a slippery road can be disastrous. When disaster strikes and you have been injured because of the carelessness of another, it is important that you consider seeking the legal support of a skilled personal injury attorney who can help you recover the financial restitution you deserve.
Minimizing the Risks Associated With Driving a Motorcycle
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends that motorcyclists attend a rider-training program that can help experienced and inexperienced riders sharpen their riding skills. Registering for a safety program can help riders recognize risks associated with riding a motorcycle and how to prevent accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an astonishing 25 percent of riders are not licensed, which can also be a factor in the amount of accidents reported each year. Riders who are not licensed to drive a motorcycle have likely never attended a safety course, thus have the propensity of being victims to a roadway hazard.
One of the most valuable factors in avoiding motorcycle dangers is having the right equipment when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riders should always use proper equipment, which should include the following:
- DOT certified helmet
- Eye protection
- Well-made jacket and pants made out of thick material
- Leather gloves
- Sturdy boots
Injured While Riding a Motorcycle? Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Injury Attorney Today
California may be known for its scenic highways and beautiful weather, but it is also known for its busy and congested roads. As careful and experienced as a motorcycle rider can be, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. If you have been injured while riding your motorcycle because of the carelessness of another, contact the support of a qualified attorney today.
The motorcycle accident attorneys at RM Law Group, LLP. have extensive experience in helping victims obtain the restitution they deserve following an accident. When an accident happens, the attorneys at RM Law Group are prepared to vigorously defend your rights.