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Tampa Personal Injury Blogs from November, 2013

Preventing Motorcycle Accidents On the Road


The danger of riding on a motorcycle requires riders to be extra cautious and ride defensively. All motorcyclists should complete a safety course to learn about the best reactions and strategies to riding safe. Before even getting on the road, you need to make sure your motorcycle is working properly and you have completed the proper maintenance. Another tip to avoid a motorcycle accident is to be weary of the weather, make sure visibility is acceptable and ride cautiously. Being visible on the road is essential, take action to wear visible clothing and remain out of blind spots. Other tips for motorcyclists to avoid an accident include:

  • Not speeding
  • Taking corners slowly
  • Remaining visible and out of another driver's blind zone
  • Use turn indicators before maneuvering
  • Not weaving in and out of lanes
  • Not tailgating
  • Not lane sharing

Maintain a safe gap between you and the vehicle in front of you so you can react to an accident situation. Another safety tip would be to assume that vehicles do not see you and try to make your presence known. Continue to check your surroundings frequently so that you are aware of your safety exits and you know where other vehicles are. Do not be distracted on the road or just stare straight ahead. You are not always in control of the surroundings and you need to adapt by spotting threats and preparing for reactions. Intersections are one of the most dangerous parts of the road, be sure to check for traffic on all sides and also from behind. Unfortunately, even motorcyclists who take the necessary precautions and ride defensively can be involved in an accident outside of their control. If this is the case, team up with a Tampa personal injury lawyer from our firm. Mandelbaum Trichler Law Center, P.A can take on the legal matters and insurance companies while you focus on recovering from the accident. Contact us now for the personal injury representation that you need!

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