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Tips for Recovering After a Motorcycle Crash

How to Heal After a Motorcycle Crash There are approximately 8.5 million motorcycles on the road in the U.S. While there’s no doubt that motorcycles are enjoyable to ride, their compact size and the lack of protection around the rider can make it easier for riders to sustain severe injuries. If you get into a collision and are injured, there are a few ways to speed up the recovery process. Obtain Medical Treatment Getting immediate medical treatment is crucial to ensure that you can heal from your injuries and begin your journey on the road to recovery. You'll need to get thoroughly examined by a medical professional, which includes tests that will likely be performed to check for internal injuries or trauma. Receiving immediate treatment, and following the doctor's... read more

How to Protect Yourself on a Motorcycle

How to Practice Defensive Driving on a Motorcycle While there's nothing like the freedom of being on a motorcycle, there are some risks involved in doing this. Nearly 5,500 motorcycles were involved in crashes in 2016. If you want to enjoy continued use of your bike and protect yourself while riding, there are some steps you can take to practice defensive driving each time you hit the road. Wear Protective Gear Although collisions aren't always avoidable, there are still ways to reduce the risk of getting injured while riding. Make it a point to wear protective gear that can be used as a barrier for your body should you hit the pavement. You'll need to find a helmet that fits well and offers a shield for your eyes without... read more

Why All Motorcyclists Should Take an Advanced Rider Course

Why You Should Take an Advanced Rider Course Some of the most common causes behind motorcycle accidents are hitting unexpected debris and entering corners too fast. You want to make sure you avoid these issues and stay safe while driving. Taking an advanced motorcycle course can help you avoid accidents. Increased Safety on the Road You'll learn helpful techniques in advanced courses that keep you safer on roads. One of the most important advanced motorcycle riding techniques to learn is trail braking. You will have more control and stability through turns once you master this technique. When you become used to high speeds at the track, your everyday riding on the road will feel easier. Additional benefits are training yourself to spot potential dangers sooner, better coordination, greater alertness... read more

Watch Out for These Types of Motorcycle Accidents

What Are the Most Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents? Because motorcyclists have more things to pay attention to, they can easily miss a potential crash risk. That being said, it's important for riders to always be aware of the most common causes behind motorcycle accidents. Some of the biggest threats include left-hand turns, road debris, opening car doors, lane changes, unexpected obstructions and slippery roads. Left-Hand Turns Based on human psychology, car drivers are more likely to overlook motorcyclists when making left-hand turns. This is because they are watching for cars. People tend to find what they are searching for while missing everything else. The brain filters out some information to avoid sensory overload. Unfortunately, this can result in accidents when they forget to also look for motorcycles. Other... read more

The Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents Motorcycle accidents are extremely common and can often lead to injuries and death. In many cases, the accidents can be prevented. If you want to protect yourself and reduce the risk of a collision, it's important to understand the most common causes of accidents involving motorcycles. Vehicles Making Left-Hand Turns Forty-two percent of motorcycle accidents happen due to vehicles making left-hand turns on the road, which often leads them to strike a motorcycle that is heading in their direction or going straight through an intersection. The accident can also occur as the motorcyclist attempts to pass or overtake the vehicle. Due to the small size of the bike, it can be difficult for a person on the motorcycle to see the motorist. Cars that... read more

Dealing With a Motorcycle Accident Caused By a Road Hazard

Legal Options for Motorcycle Accidents Involving Road Hazards An average of 90,000 injuries occur every year as the result of motorcycle accidents. Due to their two-wheel design, motorcycles can be especially prone to accidents caused by road hazards. When a road hazard leads to an injury, it's important to get in touch with a motorcycle injury lawyer to see if compensation can be sought. Standard Road Hazards for Motorcycles Motorcyclists encounter many more hazards on the road than car drivers. Even leaves can cause you to spin out of control and get into an accident. If you're riding on a rough road that has fallen into disrepair or is damaged because of construction work, there's a higher accident risk. The same is true if you're riding on gravel or... read more

Why Are Motorcycle Accidents More Dangerous Than Car Wrecks?

Motorcycle Accidents Can Lead to Serious Injuries Motorcycle riders face a higher level of risk on the road, and if they are involved in a wreck, these individuals often incur injuries that are more severe than those caused in an automotive accident. Most motorcyclists tend to be more safety conscience as they travel, but there are times when accidents are unavoidable due to driver negligence. Here are some of the reasons why motorcycle accidents are more dangerous than other crashes. Motorcycle Riders Experience More Injuries and Death Motorcycle accidents can have severe or deadly consequences. With a motorcycle, you do not have the same safety features as an automobile provides. When you are driving on a bike, you are exposed to other vehicles and obstacles. Motorcyclists are 28 times... read more

Sharing the Road With Unfriendly Drivers

How Motorcyclists Can Share the Road With Unfriendly Drivers While hitting the open road on a motorcycle can be exhilarating, many bikers quickly learn how many hazards await in the form of inconsiderate car and truck drivers. Drivers who show little or no regard for the motorcyclists that they encounter often cause serious accidents. A sobering fact for many New Jersey bikers is that a motorcycle crash carries an 82% chance of causing injuries. Consequences of Unfriendly Drivers New Jersey statistics estimate that over 2,000 crashes involving motorcycles happen in the average year. Depending on the injuries, a biker might have to live with consequences ranging from health care bills to missed work time to emotional trauma. The extent of injuries these crashes cause is one reason why a... read more

Tips to Reduce Your Risk of an Accident

Make Your Safety a Priority While Riding In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in an accident compared to those riding in passenger vehicles. You're also far more likely to get hurt while riding a motorcycle compared to being in a car. However, motorcyclists may be able to lower the risk of getting into an accident by staying aware of surroundings at all times. Never Assume That Drivers See You One of the most important things to remember when riding a motorcycle is that other drivers may not be able to see you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to check for cars before going through an intersection, changing lanes or turning onto a different road. By practicing defensive riding techniques, you may give yourself more time... read more

What Precipitates Motorcycle Crashes?

Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen? Between 2012 and 2016, nearly 12,000 New Jersey motorcyclists were involved in crashes that resulted in injury or loss of life. The Garden State has an abundance of scenic byways that are perfect for an exhilarating motorcycle spin, but accidents can and do happen. If you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, seek the medical attention you need, and when you’re able, arrange to speak with an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer who may be able to help you determine proximate cause so that you can receive compensation. Left-Hand Turns Motorcyclists get an unfair rap when it comes to mishaps on the road. They’re often assumed to be the negligent party in any collisions in which they become involved. In fact, according to a 2013 study... read more