Motorcycle Safety Matters - South Florida motorcycle accident attorneys explain why
Motorcycle accidents in Florida can turn your life upside down in an instant. That's why it's important that you do everything you can as a motorcyclist to avoid an accident and protect your safety.
At Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A., we know how serious motorcycle accidents can be in South Florida. That's because our Florida motorcycle accident attorneys have worked with so many people injured in crashes in Palm Beach county and other nearby areas.
That's why we put together this list of helpful safety tips designed to keep you safe on the road. We also realize that even the safest motorcyclists can be struck by another vehicle. So if you're a victim of a motorcycle accident in Florida, contact us today and schedule your free case evaluation.
Motorcycle safety tips
There are many things you can do to protect yourself and hopefully avoid an accident while riding a motorcycle. Such safety tips include:
- Wear protective clothing (including denim and leather)
- Take a certified motorcycle safety course
- Properly maintain your motorcycle
- Before you ride, make sure you:
- Test your brakes
- Test your brake lights
- Test your turn signals
- Keep a safe distance between yourself and other vehicles on the road.
- Always make sure other drivers can see you before turning or changing lanes. If possible, make eye contact with the other driver.
- Adjust your speed according to weather conditions. If it's raining hard or there are high winds, slow down and give yourself extra space between yourself and other drivers.
These are just a few ways to try to avoid a motorcycle accident. But as we know very well, there's often nothing even the safest motorcyclist can do to avoid a collision.
How our law firm can help you
One of the biggest reasons why injured motorcyclists need an attorney is the bias some people have against all motorcyclist. These people think that motorcyclists are risk takers who put everyone in danger on the road. And this can be a serious problem if insurance company officials take advantage of this bias and try to deny accident claims submitted by injured motorcyclists.
Such an attitude is completely wrong. We know very well that most motorcyclists follow the rules of the road. Instead, most collisions involving motorcycles are caused by the reckless or negligent actions of other drivers.
As your attorney, we will do everything we can to prove that the other driver caused your crash. From reviewing accident reports to interviewing witnesses to consulting with experts in their field if necessary, we are prepared to work tirelessly on your case. Put your trust in a Florida law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.