A leading cause of motorcycle accidents is driver distraction. Whether a driver is talking on the phone or texting, a lapse in awareness can cause severe injury to a motorcyclist.
Although you can’t control the actions of other drivers, you can minimize your chance of an accident by following these steps:
• Wear a helmet
• Wear protective gear, such as a riding jacket, pants, gloves, and boots
• Don’t drink and ride
• Don’t share lanes
• Be aware of your surroundings and other drivers
• Know your skill level
Despite your best efforts, you may still be injured in a crash. In these situations, it is best to document all aspects of the accident and seek legal counsel for possible compensation.