Most of us understand that motorcycles offer less protection than passenger
vehicles do. When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident, a rider’s
injuries are significantly more severe and possibly life-threatening.
With this in mind, our Atlanta motorcycle accident attorneys cannot stress
enough the importance of safe and defensive driving techniques. One could
argue that motorcyclists must have superior skills to maneuver the road
and be cautious of any potential dangerous.
Below, we offer some of our tips to help avoid an accident.
Our Top Motorcycle Safety Tips
1.Always wear a helmet.
Georgia law requires all riders to wear some form of protective headgear.
The helmet must be approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Research has shown time and time again that wearing a helmet saves lives
simply be absorbing some of the impact to the head.
2.Use protective gear.
The same way that a helmet offers protection, so does keeping your body
covered from head to toe. Brace for the possibility of a crash, which
means wearing a jacket, boots, leg braces, and gloves. It can prevent
road rash, burns, scrapes, and other injuries that often arises from motorcycle
3.Avoid sharing lines with vehicles.
Sometimes drivers can be oblivious and only recognize other cars driving
alongside in other lanes. They may not realize that a motorcycle is sharing
a lane directly to the left or right of them. Sharing lanes is also known
as lane splitting and is often one of the largest causes of motorcycle
4.Keep your motorcycle well maintained.
In addition to regular check-ups on the engine, it is always a good idea
to keep tabs on how well the brake lights, headlights, and other equipment
on the bike are in fine working condition. These will be essential to
5.Never overestimate (or underestimate!) your riding ability.
Be familiar with what you can handle and what you should not attempt. You
should be riding cautiously and appropriately with your skills. You know
best what you are capable of, and this will be critical in preventing
As always, you can turn to our Atlanta motorcycle accident lawyers if you
have any further questions or need legal guidance on your claim. Henningsen
Injury Attorneys, P.C. strive to help our clients find full financial
recovery after they have been in an accident. You should never be forced
to suffer if you know that an accident was not your fault. We fight for
the rights of motorcycle riders who share the road with us each and every day.
Contact us today to schedule a
free case review.