Tips for Preventing Motorcycle Injuries

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  • If you ride a motorcycle, always wear a helmet. Helmets are your best defense against serious and fatal brain injuries
  • In addition to your helmet, wear eye and face protection. Many helmets have built-in visors or other face guards. Wear long pants, gloves, boots, and a durable long-sleeved jacket
  • Get licensed. All states require a motorcycle license
  • Never drink alcohol before operating a motorcycle
  • Follow all the rules of the road. Don’t speed-40 percent of motorcyclists who died in crashes were speeding
  • Watch for hazards on the road, such as large cracks, holes, and bumps. Keep an eye out for vehicles coming from driveways and side streets
  • Make sure your headlight is on every time you ride. (This is a law in most states.)
  • Don’t let anyone ride with you until you are skilled at riding in all kinds of conditions
  • If you’re a new rider, take a motorcycle riders’ course. To locate a course near you
  • When passengers ride with you, they must wear a helmet and protective gear
  • Insist that passengers sit behind you on the motorcycle
  • Make sure passengers feet can reach the footrests. Insist that they keep their feet on the footrests at all times, even when you stop
  • Don’t let passengers get on the motorcycle until after you start it
  • Tell your passengers to lean with you when you turn
  • Insist that passengers hold on to your waist all the time
  • Instruct passengers to keep their legs away from the muffler to avoid burns
  • Ask that passengers limit their movement and talking

Don’t go this alone

You don’t have to. Protect yourself and your rights. The initial consultation at the Eshelman Legal Group is always free, and our Akron motorcycle accident lawyers don’t get paid until you do. So, don’t let monetary considerations stop you from getting the support you need. Focus on healing and let our dedicated, experienced staff do all the work."We'll Make Things Right"

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The Conclusion

The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because“We’ll make things right.”

Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.

In all matters involving personal injury it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the Statute of Limitations. If you or a loved one is a victim of personal injuries, call Eshelman Legal Group LLC, now at 1-800-365-0001. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a Contingent Fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

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