Riding on a motorcycle is considered a thrill-seeking activity for good reason. There are a number of increased risks that come along with enjoying a motorcycle ride. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration explains how motorcyclists are about eight times more likely to be injured in the event of an accident.
Staying Safe as a New Jersey Motorcyclist
These statistics are startling but remaining vigilant and wearing safety gear can help protect you from sustaining a serious injury. The most important thing to remember is having an appropriate helmet at all times when riding. Helmets with a shatter-proof face shield will protect your eyes from debris. It’s also recommended that bikers wear long pants that cover the ankles and won’t catch on the road. A long-sleeve leather jacket will add a layer of protection to your arms, and gloves will protect your fingers. This gear could potentially save your life in the event of a motorcycle accident. Practicing efficient, routine maintenance checks on your motorcycle, tires, headlights, break lights and mirrors can greatly reduce your likelihood of getting into an accident due to a failure of your bike.
Contact New Jersey’s Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza
Because motorcycles are significantly smaller than traditional motor vehicles, it’s imperative for bikers to remain alert and always wear safety gear. If you were involved in a motorcycle accident due to another driver’s negligence, then it may be possible to seek out compensation for your losses. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza are prepared to help you. Leave the law firm a message online to hear back from an attorney as soon as possible.
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