Alpharetta Accident Attorney David Van Sant says that according to accident experts, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in crashes than any other type of vehicle on the road. If that is not a surprise to you, you’re not alone.
It isn’t that motorcycle drivers are careless. Typically accidents are caused by other motorists who fail to see a motorcycle. There are behaviors on the road that can make you more visible, and precautions should be taken to ensure you have a safe ride.
Many motorcycle accidents occur in poor weather conditions or when visibility is an issue. If you ride, and the weather is bad, the best advice is leave your bike at home. If you have no choice but to take your motorcycle, wear a brightly colored rain suit to increase the ability of other driver’s to see you. Don’t ride a bike in the rain if your tires are bald.
It’s no surprise that Motorcyle riders who wear helmets are less likely to experience life threatening brain injuries or even death. Courts today expect cyclists to wear helmets and take responsibility for their own safety. Even if you are injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault, the presence of a helmet may have bearing on how the case is viewed.
You also should try to ride int he vehicle’s field of view. Typically that is toward the left side of a lane within their rearview mirror’s field of vision.
David Van Sant is an Alpharetta accident attorney who works with cyclists who have been injured in an accident. His expertise in working with insurance companies, medical facilities, and clients has helped many accident victims receive the compensation they need to move on after a serious injury.
For more information on your rights and the legal process, contact David M. Van Sant today.