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Greensboro Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Motorcycle Safety

In Personal Injury by GWAO

Due to the lack of protection given by motorcycles, terrible injuries often occur in the event of a Greensboro Car Accident. Therefore, it’s crucial that you take the steps necessary to reduce your risk of a motorcycle accident.

The attorneys at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth, & Olson have witnessed  the devastation caused by motorcycle crashes. We hope the following safety advice will help you stay safe when riding the open road on your motorcycle.

Wear the Proper Safety Equipment

While this first piece of advice will not necessarily help minimize your risk of an accident, it remains the most important thing you can do to reduce the damage of any injuries you may suffer in a Greensboro Car Crash. By far and away, the single item you can never afford to leave without is the helmet.

In North Carolina, you are always required to wear a helmet even if you’re over the age of 18.  The reason for this law is that without a helmet, your head is completely open to the elements. This totally increases your risk of a serious brain injury in the event of a Greensboro motorcycle accident.

Brain injuries can have a devastating impact on your life, resulting in:

  • Loss of basic movement skills
  • Loss of memory
  • Personality Changes
  • Difficulty speaking in an understandable way
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Disabilities requiring ongoing daily care for the rest of your life

Additionally, make sure you wear leather or another preventative material to prevent road injury or “road rash” during a crash. You should also wear eyewear that can protect your eyes from debris that may hit your peepers and hurt your visual acuity.

Keep it Defensive

Motorists need to drive safely and in a defensive way, but this is especially serious when riding a motorcycle.  You should always be aware of your surroundings and be able to react to situations you encounter that could be dangerous.

Motorcycle crashes often happen when a car makes a left turn in front of a bike or merges into the lane in which a motorcycle is traveling. These Greensboro Car Crashes are common due to the fact that it’s simple for a motorcyclist to get stuck in a vehicle’s blind spot.  You can minimize the likelihood of this problem by remaining visible,  wearing bright clothing, thinking about the actions of other drivers, and not engaging in any reckless driving behavior that can cause a crash.

Watch for Dangerous Conditions on the Road

While many motorcycle crashes are caused by at fault vehicles, a badly kept or built road can be just as dangerous for a motorcyclist. Road dangers that have minimal impact on a auto can cause catastrophic and painful injuries when experienced on a motorcycle.

If you are on a bike, keep eyes and ears out for hazardous conditions such as:

  • Grass clippings
  • Holes in the Road
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Fallen leaves
  • Junk in road
  • Icy or wet spots

Contact our Greensboro Car Accident Lawyers today if you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Greensboro, High Point or Asheboro.