Safety Tips For Motorcyclists

Informing The Riders Of Connecticut

Riding a motorcycle is an efficient and economical method of transportation and with some care is a source of a lot of fun and enjoyment. The best overall rule to be able to continue to enjoy riding for decades is to be constantly vigilant to road conditions, how your bike is performing and the other vehicles on the road with you.

Unlike the automobile, your bike is not built to protect you in an accident. If you are injured in an accident, despite following the safety rules, you should ally yourself with a skilled personal injury attorney who has extensive experience and the drive to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Reducing The Risk Of Injury

While avoiding aggressive drivers or drunk drivers is always a challenge, there are some steps you can take to reduce risks, such as:

  • Safety equipment, which includes helmet, jacket, boots and gloves, should be worn always.
  • Inspect your bike for potential problems regularly and keep it well-maintained.
  • Practice high-speed stops to learn how your bike behaves and how to remain in control.
  • Make wide turns, which afford the best view around curves and corners and the least lean.
  • Don't assume drivers see you. Even if you think you've made eye contact, the driver may still not have registered your presence.
  • Avoid drinking, drugs, or medications and riding.
  • Watch for doors opening in front of you when riding alongside of parked vehicles.
  • Beware of drivers who are making turns, especially left-hand turns.
  • Always look over your shoulder before making a lane change.

Developing good habits gives you a much better chance of avoiding a collision.

I've Been Injured. What Are My Options?

Unfortunately, not all accidents can be prevented by implementing safer driving practices. You are not always the only one on the road, so it is just as important to understand what your rights are after a serious collision.

If you were injured by another driver's careless decisions or reckless behavior, you may be entitled to compensation. You should waste no time in consulting with a dedicated legal professional from McCoy & McCoy after you have been negligently hurt.

With more than 50 years of experience in protecting the rights of motorcycle accident victims, you can rest assured that our firm knows how to assist you recovering the compensation that you deserve. We immediately conduct an investigation of the scene to gather vital evidence for your claim for damages and advocate for your full and fair compensation.

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Our principal attorney, Frank McCoy Jr., is certified in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy — a distinction that fewer than 0.5 percent of all Connecticut attorneys have earned.